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Zimbabwe, Part II: Foreign Investors Faced With Zimbabwe Diamond Mine Nationalization May Have Legal...

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two articles on recent developments related to expropriations in Zimbabwe.  This article deals with new legislation concerning...

Zimbabwe, Part I: A Road Block to the “March of History”?

Editor’s Note: This is the first of two articles on recent developments related to expropriations in Zimbabwe. This article deals with a recently leaked...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 9th Edition – now available!

We are pleased to announce that the new edition of The Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. The ninth edition of an annual series...

Your Witness, Your Honor?!

Can witnesses in the course of an arbitral hearing be requested to testify on issues for which they were initially not offered by a...

Anchoring Arbitral Tribunals with (Nondescript) Information?

Anchoring is a psychological phenomenon wherein a person is influenced by certain reference points he or she is given at the beginning. Accordingly, a...

The ICC Court Decides to Provide Parties With Reasons for Administrative Decisions

Most major international arbitration rules require that an award rendered by a tribunal include the reasons upon which it is based.See, e.g., International Court...

Multi-Party Arbitrations – A Practical Guide

Nowadays high value M&A transactions and project structures can be very complex, in particular involving a number of parties based in different jurisdictions who...

USA: ICSID award confirmed and post-judgment interest granted ex parte

In Miminco, LLC v. Democratic Republic of the Congo, No. 14-01987 (D.D.C. Feb. 9, 2015), a U.S. district court confirmed an ICSID arbitral award and granted...

The Substantial Involvement of Arbitral Secretaries

A Discussion of the Yukos Case Can the unsuccessful party challenge an arbitral award on the basis that an arbitral secretary was substantially involved? The...

The Shadow Arbitrator: Mere Luxury or Real Need?

In large arbitration cases, skilled counsels fill hundreds of pages with factual and legal arguments in order to persuade the arbitral tribunal. Only if...