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30Jul/130

European Arbitration Law Firms Directory

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.

16Jul/130

Binding Recalcitrant Respondents to Default Arbitral Awards

by Martin Andrew Jarrett

Overview

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”) [2013] 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.

11Jul/130

Investor–State arbitration: highest number of new cases ever. $8 million spent on lawyers and arbitrators in an average case

World Investment ReportIn 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.

8Jul/130

ICSID ANNULMENT COMMITTEE DECLINE TO ANNUL ARBITRAL AWARD LEMIRE V. UKRAINE

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

4Jul/130

LCIA Internship Programme 2013-2014

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.

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23Apr/130

International Arbitration Survey 2013: Corporate choices in International Arbitration by PwC

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.

1Apr/130

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?”

Legal Boohaha 1000x697 ITS ALL FOOLS DAY TODAY! DO ARBITRATION PRACTITIONERS EVER SMILE? RESULTS OF THE “MOST SERIOUS” SURVEY

The results are incredible. Here we share only some of them related to arbitration practitioners

18Mar/130

Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution Statistics 2012

Increase of cases in 2012

In 2012 the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution administered 92 new cases, six percent more than in the year before.

Swiss Chambers Arbitration Stastics New Cases 2012 Swiss Chambers Arbitration Institution Statistics 2012

16Mar/130

ICC Institute World Business Law prize

The ICC Institute of World Business Law created the Prize of EUR 10,000 for an excellent thesis on international commercial law and arbitration.

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28Feb/130

II EACh Arbitral Moot

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.

9Feb/130

Global Arbitration Review issued 6th edition of the GAR 100

The GAR 100 is a guide to the international arbitration capabilities of law firms.

5Dec/120

Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) – Regional Representatives

YIAG1 Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) – Regional Representatives

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 .

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20Nov/120

Enforcement of SCC awards in Ukraine

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.

13Nov/120

Vienna Arbitration Days, January 25-26, 2013

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.

Vienna Arbitration Days

6Nov/120

Call for Papers for the Second Issue of the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law

The Indian Journal of Arbitration Law is the flagship journal of the Centre for Advanced Research & Training in Arbitration Law [CARTAL], published under the aegis of National Law University Jodhpur. The inaugural edition of IJAL was launched in September and it would appear bi-annually, providing timely insights useful to the international arbitration community. The online edition is available here.