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Arbitration & ADR

01 October 2020
C Mark Baker Climate change and sustainability: lessons learned from COVID-19 and resolving disputes by arbitration

International - Norton Rose Fulbright

Prior to COVID-19, few people would have found an obvious practical connection between a pandemic and climate change. But, with hindsight, the connections are manifold. As discussed in this article, some of these are obvious and some are subtle, while others are still playing out. However, what is becoming clear is that climate change-related disputes are unlikely to abate in the wake of the pandemic.

Authors: C Mark Baker, Kevin O'Gorman, Cara Dowling
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Nayla Comair Obeid Arbitration in Lebanon: overview

Lebanon - Obeid Law Firm

Lebanon has been experiencing an ongoing severe financial, economic and social crisis, which has been further exasperated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Beirut Port explosion. This situation may give rise to arbitration claims which are subject to Lebanese law or seated in Beirut. As such, this article provides a brief overview of the legislative framework for arbitration in Lebanon.

Author: Nayla Comair Obeid
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Marie Berard High Court upholds stay of winding-up petition where debt was subject to arbitration agreement

United Kingdom - Clifford Chance

The High Court recently upheld an order that a petitioner should be restrained from proceeding with a winding-up petition on the basis that the petition debt in question was disputed by the alleged debtor and was subject to an arbitration agreement. The decision provides assurance that in the context of a winding-up petition, the court will consider the merits of a dispute relating to a petition debt which is subject to an arbitration agreement only in rare circumstances.

Authors: Marie Berard, Jonathon Caunt
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Recent updates

Martin J Valasek Arbitrating disputes in pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare sector during COVID-19 pandemic

International - Norton Rose Fulbright

Authors: Martin J Valasek, Brian R Daley, Jordana Sanft, Randy C Sutton
Raúl Herrera Hazas Tribunal dismisses all of investor's claims under NAFTA and orders him to pay more than $2 million in costs

Mexico - Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

Author: Raúl Herrera Hazas
Frank Spoorenberg Supreme Court will not review findings that parties lacked actual and common intent to arbitrate

Switzerland - Tavernier Tschanz

Authors: Frank Spoorenberg, Daniela Franchini