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Ineligible Arbitrator Also Ineligible to Nominate Arbitrator: Indian Supreme Court – Does the Judgment Open Pandora’s Box?

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Pranav Rai This post critically examines the recent Supreme Court judgment in TRF Limited vs. Energo Engineering Private Limited where the court held that a person who is ineligible to be appointed as an arbitrator cannot even nominate an arbitrator. This judgment was in the context of a unilateral arbitration […]

The Dubai-DIFC Judicial Committee and DIFC Conduit Jurisdiction: A Sequel in Four Parts – Game over? (Part 4)

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Gordon Blanke This is the final one in sequel of four parts on the status of the DIFC Courts as a conduit jurisdiction. It reports on a further number of recent decisions of the Dubai-DIFC Judicial Committee – also known as the Judicial Tribunal or in shorthand the JT – […]

Ecuador’s Ordeal: Is International Jurisdiction a Journey with No Return? (Part I)

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Enrique Jaramillo “BITs and arbitration centers, such as ICSID, are an expression of an unjust moral order”, said Ecuador’s former President, Rafael Correa, back in 2014. Such animadversion led the country to denounce all its bilateral investment treaties (BITs) earlier this year. The Latin American nation’s feud with BITs and […]

English Court Denies Application to Enforce Russian Arbitral Award Set Aside by Russian Courts

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Jonathan Kelly, Adam Grant and Marina Zarubin A recent decision by the English Court shows once again the very high bar that a claimant must reach to enforce an award that had been set aside by the court at the seat of jurisdiction. The judgment handed down in Maximov v […]

Cybersecurity In International Arbitration – A Necessity And An Opportunity For Arbitral Institutions

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Claire Morel de Westgaver Bryan Cave LLP Cybersecurity bears particular significance to the realm of international arbitration. In addition to the ambient cybersecurity risks faced by each participant in international arbitral proceedings, the need to share information between the parties, the tribunal and the institution for the resolution of a […]

CPR Article Provides Useful Analysis of CFPB Ban on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements involving Consumer Financial Services Products

CPR’s Alternatives provides free access to a helpful analysis of the CFPB’s ban on the use of class action waivers in arbitration agreements and gives an update on where the regulation is (rejected by the House, not yet considered by the Senate). After reading the article, I am more optimistic […]

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NY Peace Institute’s Brad Heckman to Deliver Ohio State’s Lawrence Lecture

Brad Heckman, CEO of the New York Peace Institute, will deliver the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University’s Annual Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution during the lunch hour on September 28 in Moritz’s Saxbe Auditorium. For more information or to register go to go.osu.edu/Lawrence2017. Brad’s lecture “Mediation […]

Toys “R” Us Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Wayne, NJ-based Toys “R” Us filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond) on Monday (Case no. 17-34665). Toys “R” Us operates more than 1,600 locations for both Toy “R” Us and Babies “R” Us and employs approximately 64,000 people. The chain […]

Amendments to the 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules Public Consultation Paper

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Joe Liu HK45 The HKIAC Rules Revision Committee (the “Committee”) is considering amendments to the current version of the HKIAC’s Administered Arbitration Rules, which came into force on 1 November 2013 (the “2013 Rules”). The 2013 Rules, while maintaining the “light touch” approach of the 2008 Administrated Arbitration Rules, made […]