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U.S. Second Circuit Confirms Annulled Award Cannot Be Enforced

Two years after its noted decision enforcing an annulled award in the Pemex case, the Second Circuit again took up the issue of enforcement...

Security for costs – Renunciation of the standards set up in “RSM v. Saint...

Can a tribunal order an impecunious claimant to pay security for costs? This is an often debated topic both in commercial and in investment...

Investor-State Arbitration – An Introduction

A. Introduction While investor-state arbitration remains a relatively new area of international law, the number of cases commenced under international investment agreements (IIAs) has grown...

CFPB Rule Bars Financial Firms from Using Consumer Class Action Waivers

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued what is being labeled a “brazen” rule on Monday, July 10, 2017, prohibiting financial firms from...

Summary of Arbitral Rules

This table can provide a general overview only. The rules listed may not be applicable in all circumstances. Where rules distinguish between domestic and...

Gender Diversity in International Arbitration – Statistics

Moving towards more gender diversity in international arbitration has gained traction. In our last year’s article, we predicted that “more arbitral institutions will publish...

Court Affirms Substantial Arbitration Award for Del Monte Against Costa Rican Pineapple Grower

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, in Inversiones y Procesadora Tropical INPROTSA, S.A. v. Del Monte Int’l GmbH, Case...

International Arbitration Statistics 2016 – Busy Times for Arbitral Institutions

2016 has been another busy year for the world’s arbitral institutions. This is reflected by the institutions’ caseload numbers that have been reported for...

International Service via the Postal Service: The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Hague...

Prior to May 22, 2017, there was a split among U.S. federal appellate courts as to whether service of process abroad, through postal channels,...

The Globalization of International Arbitration

A. Introduction International arbitration is often referred to as the area of globalization “par excellence.” Indeed, it is the preferred means of dispute resolution for...