Premium Nafta Products Ltd. v. Fili Shipping Co. Ltd. is a seminal decision by the United Kingdom's highest court, the House of Lords, that seeks to widen the straits that had narrowed the role of arbitrators and independence of arbitration clauses...
The volume of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other complex transactions involving multiple, related groups of agreements has grown significantly, especially in a regulatory environment which has been relatively favorable to these activities...
Democratic Republic of the Congo v
FG Hemisphere Associates LLC (FACV Nos, 5, 6 & 7 of 2010)
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal
(the CFA) recently issued its judgment in Democratic Republic of the Congo v
As Latin America's biggest market, Brazil is enjoying record foreign investment and business growth. Contracts for these activities often carry arbitration provisions. As Brazil is both a vital market and a relative newcomer to the international arbitration...
The role of
the arbitrator is a hot topic currently discussed in the international
arbitration community. Is the arbitrator a private judge, a service provider,
or both? This question in no doubt goes to the heart of international
Arbitration has been the dispute resolution method of choice for international telecommunications providers for a number of reasons - privacy, speed, expense, and the relative ease of enforcement of awards. However, when one or both parties decide to...
While arbitration has traditionally been considered primarily an instrument to resolve private sector commercial disputes, it has been gaining ground with certain public sector institutions as well. In recent years, there has been explosive growth in...
In Société SNF - SAS v. Chambre de Commerce International, the Paris Tribunal de Grandes Instances confronted the question of which set of rules of the arbitral institution are applicable (those in effect at the time the business agreement...