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Is a Recent ICSID Decision Giving Real Teeth to Security for Costs or Merely...

On April 8, 2015, a three-person tribunal at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ("ICSID") took an expansive view of its authority...

ICC Launches New 2015 Expert Rules

The use of experts and neutrals in ADR is a growing trend. In response to this, the ICC launched a new set of Expert...

TTIPping the balance: The Crusade against Investor-State Arbitration

If recent speculation is to be believed, the EU and US are sleep-walking into a scenario where they surrender their regulatory sovereignty to a...

USA: Arbitrator and counsel affiliations with ICC not evidence of bias

In Landmark Ventures, Inc. v. InSightec, Ltd., No. 14 Civ. 0233 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 26, 2014), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...

The Energy Charter Treaty – What is it, who’s in and what are the...

The Energy Charter Treaty ("ECT") is a multi-national agreement that entered into force in 1998. It is designed to establish an international framework for...

USA: Arbitrator’s failure to disclose litigation finance venture does not warrant disqualification

In re Sussex, No. 14-70158 (9th Cir. Jan. 27, 2015), a recent case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, overturned a district court order that...

USA: Court confirms “interim” arbitral awards under New York Convention

Ecopetrol S.A. and Korea National Oil Corporation v. Offshore Exploration and Production LLC, No. 14-cv-529 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 10, 2014), the U.S. District Court for the...

USA: Arbitrator Permitted to Appoint Receiver

In Sheldon Stone v. Theatrical Investment Corp., No. 14 Civ. 6494 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 2, 2014), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New...

USA: Second Circuit holds court may not decide claim-preclusive effect of confirmation judgment

In a recent decision, Citigroup, Inc. v. Abu Dhabi Inv. Auth., No. 13-4825-cv, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 549 (2d Cir. Jan. 14, 2015), the...

Comparison of the ICC, LCIA, SCC, CIETAC, SIAC, HKIAC, and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

What are the differences between the most popular international arbitration rules. You find an updated version of our comparison chart at: https://globalarbitrationnews.com/comparison-of-the-icc-lcia-scc-cietac-siac-hkiac-and-uncitral-arbitration-rules-20160517/