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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.


Binding Recalcitrant Respondents to Default Arbitral Awards

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”) [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.


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.



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 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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