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Arbitration & ADR

06 December 2018
Matti Lemmens Consolidation of arbitration proceedings without consent: cautionary tale

Canada - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

In a decision that is inconsistent with the weight of Canadian and international jurisprudence, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta recently ordered the consolidation of arbitration proceedings without the consent of all parties. For now, parties and practitioners should be aware that arbitrations seated in Alberta may be subject to consolidation without consent.

Author: Matti Lemmens
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Pierre Bienvenu Lessons to be learned: importance of impartial and independent arbitrators

International - Norton Rose Fulbright

The independence and impartiality of arbitrators are crucial to the legitimacy of international arbitration. Arbitration rules typically afford challenged arbitrators the opportunity to comment on a challenge, but they are silent as to the scope of participation permitted. A challenged arbitrator should cooperate with the decision maker and should in no circumstances appear to descend into the fray or display animosity toward the challenging party.

Author: Pierre Bienvenu
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Costanza Mariconda Decision on validity of arbitration clause not appealable before Supreme Court of Cassation

Italy - Mariconda e Associati Studio Legale

In a recent decision the Supreme Court of Cassation – while addressing a question relating to the ritual or non-ritual nature of an arbitration clause – seized the opportunity to reaffirm that the decision of a judge on the validity and effectiveness of an arbitration clause for non-ritual arbitration is not appealable before the Supreme Court of Cassation on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction.

Author: Costanza Mariconda
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India - Khaitan & Co

Authors: Chakrapani Misra, Ravitej Chilumuri, Saasha Malpani
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Singapore - Dentons Rodyk

Author: Rodney Keong
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Netherlands - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Authors: Joep Wolfhagen, Natalie Sheehan
Katie Connolly Ratification of Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration continues

International - Norton Rose Fulbright

Author: Katie Connolly
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 Stricter rules on challenges in proposed Arbitration Act revisions

Sweden - Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyrå

Authors: Fredrik Norburg, William Svärd
Costanza Mariconda Request for recusal of arbitrator and appealability

Italy - Mariconda e Associati Studio Legale

Author: Costanza Mariconda
Angela P Christodoulou Appellants partially succeed in challenging first-instance court judgment

Cyprus - George Z Georgiou & Associates LLC

Author: Angela P Christodoulou

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