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Arbitration & ADR

13 August 2020
Andrew Battisson Institutional responses to COVID-19 pandemic: cooperation, collaboration and going virtual

International - Norton Rose Fulbright

For a cross-border system of dispute resolution that frequently involves participants from different countries, the challenge posed by COVID-19 is acute. However, given that arbitration is a flexible and consensual process, it is well positioned to respond swiftly to these challenges. In a short time, the international arbitration community – led by the major arbitral institutions – has collaborated to find ways to maintain access to justice in a timely and efficient manner.

Authors: Andrew Battisson, Tamlyn Mills, Sherina Petit
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Benjamin Barrat High Court clarifies procedure for registration and enforcement of ICSID awards

United Kingdom - Clifford Chance

The High Court recently confirmed that the procedure for the registration and enforcement of an award made pursuant to the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention does not require service of the claim form. The court upheld an order dispensing with service on a state of an order for the enforcement of an ICSID award. In addition, the court upheld an order for alternative service against the state.

Author: Benjamin Barrat
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Recent updates

C Mark Baker Doing justice in the face of a global pandemic

International - Norton Rose Fulbright

Author: C Mark Baker
Maciej Durbas Ready, set, off: Warsaw Court of Appeals confirms tribunal's jurisdiction over set-off claims

Poland - Kubas Kos Gałkowski

Authors: Maciej Durbas, Rafał Kos
William Leung Two instances in which statutory regime amounts to deference of arbitration

Hong Kong - William KW Leung & Co

Author: William Leung
Nandini Khaitan Patent illegality: Supreme Court travels a long road to tame a herd of unruly horses

India - Khaitan & Co

Authors: Nandini Khaitan, Shreya Singh
Nikolaus Pitkowitz Supreme Court scrutinises decision awarding costs to losing party

Austria - Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Author: Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Upcoming event

GAR Live Singapore

1 September 2020 – Singapore

Returning for its sixth year, GAR Live Singapore will bring together leading arbitrators, representatives of institutions, expert witnesses and founders to address emerging developments in Singapore and beyond. Attendees will hear specific techniques and approaches for successfully mediating within investor-state arbitration, determine whether Singapore should be looking to innovate governing law, gain insight into cross-border award enforcement and join the GAR Live debate to decide whether Singapore International Arbitration Centre rules should provide parties with the opportunity to appeal on a point of law.

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