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Arbitration & ADR

14 February 2019
Jeroen Van Hezewijk NAI introduces enhanced transparency policy

Netherlands - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) recently introduced a new transparency policy, which aims to enhance the transparency of arbitral proceedings without harming their confidential nature. This is a promising step by the NAI, which will hopefully contribute to a more cost-effective, efficient and credible arbitration practice in the Netherlands.

Authors: Jeroen Van Hezewijk, Sandra Coelen
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Fredrik Norburg Does lack of impartiality justify a reduction in arbitrators' compensation?

Sweden - Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyrå

Although parties have the right to appeal arbitrators' compensation that has been decided by an arbitral institution and included in an arbitral award, a recent Svea Court of Appeal judgment suggests that strong reasons are required to adjust such a decision when it has been made in accordance with an arbitration agreement between said parties. Further, the existence of circumstances which could diminish confidence in an arbitrator's impartiality is insufficient to justify a reduction in compensation.

Authors: Fredrik Norburg, Catarina Rivero Lira
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Recent updates

Costanza Mariconda Real estate leasing and mandatory mediation

Italy - Mariconda e Associati Studio Legale

Author: Costanza Mariconda
Jeroen Van Hezewijk New Court of Arbitration for Art established

Netherlands - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Authors: Jeroen Van Hezewijk, Sandra Coelen
Philip Jeyaretnam Company wound up in record time despite claims that dispute was subject to arbitration

Singapore - Dentons Rodyk

Authors: Philip Jeyaretnam, Shobna Chandran
Riza Gümbüşoğlu One last step before litigating your commercial receivables: mandatory mediation

Turkey - Gün + Partners

Authors: Riza Gümbüşoğlu, Asena Aytuğ Keser, Pınar Ece Bişkin
Constantinos Pashiardis Nature of foreign arbitral award not altered despite judicial recognition by another EU member state

Cyprus - George Z Georgiou & Associates LLC

Author: Constantinos Pashiardis
Maciej Durbas State court refuses recognition or enforcement in collusion cases

Poland - Kubas Kos Gałkowski

Authors: Maciej Durbas, Rafał Kos
Ajay Bhargava Clarity in arbitral proceedings – legislation post-pronouncement of arbitral award

India - Khaitan & Co

Authors: Ajay Bhargava, Shalini Sati Prasad, Meher Tandon
Marie Berard High Court considers summary dismissal of serious irregularity challenges to arbitral awards

United Kingdom - Clifford Chance

Authors: Marie Berard, Benjamin Barrat

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IBA – The Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice

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27 February to 1 March 2019 – Tokyo, Japan

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