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Arbitration & ADR

15 November 2018
Katie Connolly Ratification of Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration continues

International - Norton Rose Fulbright

Gambia recently became the fifth nation to ratify the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration (Mauritius Convention). Eighteen other countries have signed the Mauritius Convention but have not yet ratified it. While no arbitrations subject to the convention have yet been initiated, if the current signatories were to ratify it, at least an additional 39 bilateral and multilateral treaties would become subject to the convention, unless expressly reserved.

Author: Katie Connolly
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Recent updates

Neil Q Miller Global overview of dispute trends in energy sector

International - Norton Rose Fulbright

Author: Neil Q Miller
Gisele Stephens-Chu Paris Court of Appeal exerts power to review allegations of corruption during enforcement proceedings

France - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Authors: Gisele Stephens-Chu, Maxence Rivoire
Fredrik Norburg Counsel's personal liability for costs in challenge proceedings

Sweden - Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyrå

Authors: Fredrik Norburg, Catarina Rivero Lira
Luciano Timm Superior Court of Justice rules on arbitration and piercing of corporate veil

Brazil - Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

Author: Luciano Timm
Weiwei Gu Effects of unauthorised agency on arbitration agreements

China - Global Law Office

Authors: Weiwei Gu, Yin Wu
Ajay Bhargava Non-signatory to arbitration: right to appeal under Section 37

India - Khaitan & Co

Authors: Ajay Bhargava, Arvind Kumar Ray, Maithili Moondra
K Shanti Mogan Another failed attempt by Indian government to set aside arbitral award before courts

Malaysia - Shearn Delamore & Co

Author: K Shanti Mogan
Vicky Lord Court appoints receiver under Arbitration Act to preserve assets pending arbitration award

British Virgin Islands - Harney Westwood & Riegels

Authors: Vicky Lord, Paula Gibbs, Peter Ferrer, Stuart Cullen


Global Counsel Awards 2019

Call for nominations

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Upcoming event

IBA - 10th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia and CIS Conference

16 November 2018 – Moscow, Russia

This year’s event will bring together practitioners from across the globe to discuss emerging developments and hot topics in M&A in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States and provide commentary from some of the world’s leading experts.

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