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Comparison of UAE and DIFC-seated arbitrations

This article analyses the options for arbitration in the UAE, including the DIFC. It analyses the advantages and disadvantages of using the UAE or...

Event: CAS: The “Supreme Court of Sports” at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

On August 30, 2016, the ABA Section of International Law will hold a teleconference entitled “CAS”: The “Supreme Court of Sports” at the 2016...

The Vanishing Trial & the 30-70 %-Disease – Why Both Matter for Arbitration Practitioners

This article is about two phenomena which currently impact the business of dispute resolution: The Vanishing Trial and the 30-70 %-Disease. What lies behind...

Angola to accede to the New York Convention

Angola is to become the 157th signatory state to the New York Convention, paving the way for the first time to the effective recognition...

Fifth Circuit refuses appellate review of order compelling fragmented arbitration

In Al Rushaid v. National Oilwell Varco, Inc., No. 15-20260 (5th Cir. Feb. 17, 2016), the Fifth Circuit refused appellate review of an order...

How to Prove Your Case: Conflict Between Substantive and Procedural Law in International Arbitration?

Document production, at least to some extent, is an integral part of most international arbitration proceedings. This is true even if the substantive law...

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...