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Climate change and sustainability: lessons learned from COVID-19 and resolving disputes by arbitration
Norton Rose Fulbright
  • International
  • 01 October 2020

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.


Lebanon

Contributed by Obeid Law Firm
Arbitration in Lebanon: overview
  • Lebanon
  • 01 October 2020

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.


United Kingdom

Contributed by Clifford Chance
High Court upholds stay of winding-up petition where debt was subject to arbitration agreement
  • United Kingdom
  • 01 October 2020

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.


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