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Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution

Rick Bales shared with me a very intriguing call for papers for a conference in Malaysia on August 9 and 10: https://icdr2017.org/2017/04/27/call-for-papers/ According to the website: The International Conference on Dispute Resolution (ICDR) 2017 accepts papers in English, Arabic and Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia/Indonesia). Authors are invited to submit quality papers […]

Nat’l Railroad Passenger Corp. v Fraternal Ord. of Police, Lodge 189: Has the D.C. Circuit Opened the Door for Challenges under the Public Policy Exception?

Daniela Páez-Salgado (Assistant Editor for South America) On April 28, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (in a majority decision) affirmed the district court’s decision to set aside an award issued by a sole arbitrator finding that the award violated public policy.  The award was […]

Overriding an Explicit Agreement on the Number of Arbitrators – One Step Too Far under the New ICC Expedited Procedure Rules?

Fabian Bonke Expedited arbitration procedure, which allows procedural streamlining of arbitration proceedings, became widely accepted by arbitration institutions. The ICC followed this global trend by incorporating Expedited Procedure Rules into the ICC Rules which came into force on 1 March 2017 (see here). The incorporation of expedited procedures is a […]

Courtney Kaylor posted an event

Courtney Kaylor posted an event MentorLink Mixer: Transitioning into a New Practice Area at WSBA Offices June 12, 2017 from 8am to 9:30am MentorLink Mixer: Transitioning Into a New Practice AreaWSBA Mentorship brings together a diverse mix of experienced attorneys to support each other in the interest of thriving in […]

International Arbitration In London From The Perspective Of A Civil Law Lawyer: Rome I Regulation And Contractual Penalties

Petr Bříza and Tomáš Hokr YIAG International arbitration takes a great pride in being flexible, adjustable and thus very responsive to the needs of the parties involved. Indeed, in terms of international arbitration imagination has virtually no limits – nothing really prevents parties to an arbitration agreement from agreeing on […]

New Rules of the Game for Arbitral Institutions in Russia: Two Recent Governmental Authorizations

Elena Burova One of the most significant changes that the new Russian Arbitration Law introduced, which has been in force for past eight months, relates to the requirement of Governmental authorization for establishing an arbitral institution (more discussion on this can be found in some of previous KAB posts available […]

President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4

Political eons ago – 20 days ago, to be precise – President Trump had a successful negotiation of sorts. If you can remember that far back, that’s when the House of Representatives approved a health care bill that Mr. Trump advocated. In prior posts, I discussed Mr. Trump’s failure to […]

Judicial Economy in Investor-State Disputes

David M. Bigge The recent mention of “judicial economy” in the award in Eli Lilly and Company v. Government of Canada provides an opportunity to consider judicial economy in investor-state arbitration more generally. In its award of March 16, 2017, the Eli Lilly tribunal determined that certain judicial interpretations of […]