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After Achmea: The Need for an EU Investment Protection Regulation

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Nikos Lavranos The Achmea judgment, passed on the 6th of March 2018, and addressed in the Kluwer blog posts available here and here, prompted us to think about what could be the way forward for an effective investment and investor protection within the EU. Now that the CJEU decided that […]

Parks on Race, Bias, and Student Evaluations

Gregory Parks (Wake Forest) has published “Race, Cognitive Bias, and the Power of Law Student Teaching Evaluations,” available here. It is a fascinating article, and it made me wonder whether there has ever been an article on student evaluations of ADR professors/courses. I am under the impression that ADR professors/courses […]

Africa, stand up for Africa

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Rubin Mukkam-Owuor It is trite that economic growth in Africa and the scale of investment into the region has thrust international arbitration to the forefront of dispute resolution on the continent. Indeed, the proliferation of African international arbitration centres (there are more than 40 currently in existence) is testament to […]

Sale of ABA Books — Only March 13-14

Here’s an announcement from the Francine Bennett at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution about a sale on books – only next Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13-14. All Dispute Resolution titles published before 2016 will be discounted 50% for online purchases at www.shopABA.org. Customers must use code ‘Super18’ to apply […]

Indonesia: Enforceability of Foreign Anti-Suit Injunctions under Indonesian Law

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Turangga Harlin YSIAC There have been a number of occasions in Indonesia when domestic court proceedings and foreign arbitration proceedings of the same matter were carried out concurrently. In some of those occasions, the arbitral tribunal, upon the claimant’s request, issued an anti-suit injunction in respect of the Indonesian court […]

Difficult Conversations in the Modern Era of (Anti-)Social Media

Virtually everyone in our field knows about the wonderful book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen.  It focuses on everyday conversations and not just crystalized disputes.  It describes how people can better understand what is (and is not) happening in […]

Difficult Conversations in the Modern Era of (Anti-)Social Media

Virtually everyone in our field knows about the wonderful book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen.  It focuses on everyday conversations and not just crystalized disputes.  It describes how people can better understand what is (and is not) happening in […]

Grande Lum’s Article Criticizing Proposal to Effectively Eliminate the Community Relations Service

Grande Lum, former director of the Community Relations Service (CRS), just published an important article in The Hill newspaper urging Congress to maintain independent funding for the agency. “Historically, CRS has played a significant role in facilitating dialogue, developing constructive relationships, and reducing the possibility of violence.  Its mediators and […]

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FAI Board’s Recent Practice on the Consolidation of Arbitrations under the FAI Rules

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Mika Savola Introduction Consolidation means combining two or more arbitrations that are pending under a specific set of rules into a single arbitration proceeding. In appropriate circumstances, consolidation has various advantages. Most importantly, it eliminates the risk of having contradictory awards rendered in different proceedings on closely related sets of […]