The following is a list of the Europe-based law firms with strong international arbitration expertise. The list only includes law firms which are headquartered or co-headquartered in the European countries.
by Martin Andrew Jarrett
When may an arbitral panel bind non-consenting respondents to a default award proposed by the claimant and other consenting respondents? In Grant Thornton International Ltd. (the “Claimant”) v. JBPB & Co. (a partnership) (the “Respondents”)  HKCFI 523, the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Court of First Instance (Construction and Arbitration Proceedings) (the “Court”) had occasion to rule on this question.
Investor–State arbitration: highest number of new cases ever. $8 million spent on lawyers and arbitrators in an average case
In 2012, 58 new known investor–State dispute settlement (ISDS) cases were initiated (stated in the 2013 World Investment Report by UNCTAD). This brings the total number of known cases to 514 and the total number of countries that have responded to one or more ISDS cases to 95. The 58 cases constitute the highest number of known ISDS claims ever filed in one year and confirm foreign investors’ increased inclination to resort to investor–State arbitration.
July 08, 2013 - The ad hoc Committee issues its decision on annulment of the arbitral award in Joseph C. Lemire v. Ukraine (ICSID Case No. ARB/06/18)
The decision will be published in few days
LCIA is now accepting applications for its next internship.
The internship programme:
This internship will run from Monday 2 September 2013 to Friday 28 February 2014. The intern will receive a stipend of £1,500 (gross) per calendar month.
The intern will fill the role of Research Assistant, and his or her duties will include conducting legal and statistical research in connection with the LCIA’s own caseload and more generally in the field of international commercial arbitration, and assisting the casework team, from time to time, with other tasks relating to the administration of LCIA arbitrations.
The 2013 Survey, 'Corporate choices in International Arbitration' has been issued by PwC and Queen Mary, University of London. The survey investigates how corporations use international arbitration with a particular emphasis on companies in three sectors of strategic importance to the world economy – Energy, Construction and Financial Services.
IT’S ALL FOOLS’ DAY TODAY! DO ARBITRATION PRACTITIONERS EVER SMILE? RESULTS OF THE “MOST SERIOUS” SURVEY
Recently the “most serious” survey dedicated to All Fools' Day 2013 has been conducted in Ukraine. Profiles of 333 partners of 100 best law firms were carefully analyzed by the researchers with the only aim to find the answer to the question “How do the lawyers smile?”
The results are incredible. Here we share only some of them related to arbitration practitioners
Increase of cases in 2012
In 2012 the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution administered 92 new cases, six percent more than in the year before.
The ICC Institute of World Business Law created the Prize of EUR 10,000 for an excellent thesis on international commercial law and arbitration.
The Selection Round of the National Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition (EACh Arbitral Moot) took place in Kyiv.
The National Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition (EACh Arbitral Moot) is the annually held international moot court competition owned by the European Arbitration Chamber (EACh), hosted at the Kyiv Institute of International Relations and supported by Cai & Lenard Law firm.
Established in 1997, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) is an LCIA sponsored association for students, practitioners and younger members of the arbitration community.
Currently, there are over 4500 members from more than 130 countries.
All interested members of YIAG are invited to apply for the post of regional representative .
SCC is one of the most frequently referred arbitration institutes among Ukrainian parties, after the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI). This trend is consistent with the general East-West footprint in the SCC case load. In the last decade parties from Ukraine have appeared in 45 disputes before the SCC. 12 of these disputes have been administered by the SCC in the period 2011-2012.
Vienna Arbitration Days is the leading arbitration conference in Austria. Following the successful 2012 event, the leading arbitration conference in Austria will again welcome participants from numerous jurisdictions around the globe for two days of discussion on leading topics in international arbitration. Use this opportunity to be updated on salient arbitration issues, for networking and for dancing at a traditional Viennese ball.