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24Jul/140

New words every lawyer should know – NeoLAWgisms

When lawyer says "lawesome" it means awesome and does not break the law

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19Jun/140

Online moot court platform

Mootus is a free online moot court platform that allows students or lawyers to compete legal issues As announced by owners of the platform, Mootus was aimed at helping law students and lawyers build skills, reputation and knowledge for free through open, online legal argument.

1Apr/140

What is a Lawyer and What Do They Do?

Did you know that Ukrainian lawyers invented a new data storage device capable of storing 1 Gigibit information? This device is a million times more powerful that the best flash memory card.

What is this device? It’s a cat! It has revealed that four cards with several cute cats on them are able to store all available  information about lawyers and law practice.

Doubt that? Evidence is below.

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.

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.

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10May/120

Small Claims Court on the Internet. New online arbitration platform

As we were informed by the founder of judge.me online arbitration platform this initiative would provide ODR services to world at large. Individuals and companies may resolve their disputes through this platform by using its legal dispute resolution services.

27Mar/110

UNCTAD publishes its annual review of investor-State dispute settlement cases

UNCTAD's annual review of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) cases, part of the IIA Issues Notes series, provides up-to-date and country-specific information about ISDS developments in 2010.

2010 saw the lowest number of new treaty-based ISDS cases filed under international investment agreements since 2001. The number of known new cases was 25, bringing the total of all known cases to 390 by the end of the year. However, as most arbitration forums do not maintain a public registry of claims, the actual number of cases could potentially be higher. In 2010, Grenada and Uruguay saw the first claims directed at them, with one case each. As a result, the cumulative total of countries that have responded to investment treaty arbitration rose to 83.

22Mar/110

Conference Report: Vienna Arbitration Days 2011 by Markus Schifferl

Introduction

On 4 and 5 March 2011, the Vienna Arbitration Days, the leading arbitration conference in Austria, took place for the fourth time. Over 240 arbitration practitioners from more than 25 countries followed the call of the organizers, the Austrian Arbitration Association ArbAut, the editors of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration and the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners YAAP, and came to Vienna.

10Nov/100

Everything you need to know about international arbitration on one page

International arbitration is a very tricky area, there are too many peculiarities so that even an academic course in this field is only a small amount of knowledge that the practitioner should have. We are often asked by young lawyers starting their practice in arbitration about the general information that could help them to have a general picture of what is arbitration.important about arbitration1 Everything you need to know about international arbitration on one page