The question of whether acting judges can and should sit as arbitrators gives rise to a number of issues. In some jurisdictions, for example in Russia, acting judges are prohibited from sitting as arbitrators. In other jurisdictions, for example in Sweden, there is no such restriction. In England, acting judges can sit as arbitrators provided… Read More…
The task force established in 2013 by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to study and make recommendations for regulation of third-party funding (TPF) in international arbitration submitted its draft report for public consultation on 1 September 2017. LexisNexis UK sought perspectives from five different interviewees.
James Clanchy of the Lexis®PSL Arbitration team attended the 20th International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA) in Copenhagen during the last week of September. Here he reflects on lessons from the congress for the wider world of commercial arbitration.
Global law firm White & Case LLP has launched its 2018 International Arbitration Survey, carried out in conjunction with the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). The survey provides a valuable opportunity for practitioners across the arbitration community to offer their views on key issues in international arbitration. The closing… Read More…
Barry Fletcher, Head of the Dispute Resolution Group and Head of Arbitration at LexisNexis, discusses a recently published memorandum, ‘English Law, UK Courts and UK Legal Services after Brexit: the view beyond 2019’, which was jointly authored by the judiciary, the Commercial Bar Association, the Law Society, CityUK and others.
James Clanchy of the Lexis PSL Arbitration team will be in Paris on 22 May to take part in a roundtable in the Café des Arbitres (LCDA) series, ‘Bregrets and bremorses? Potential impacts on the London arbitration market after Brexit and new opportunities for the Paris market’.
The death of Hans Rosling, the Swedish statistician, prompts James Clanchy of the Lexis PSL Arbitration team to reflect on statistics and misconceptions in the international arbitration community.
Yasmin Mohammad, senior counsel at Vannin Capital, dispute resolution funders, reports on progress towards the legalisation and regulation of third party funding in arbitration in Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea and provides her own perspective on the developments at these seats
In this post, Laurence Shore and Christian Leathley, partners at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, discuss the potential impact of US Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch on the evolution of arbitration case law in the US.
On 9 January 2017, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) released the results of its annual international arbitration survey. This year’s survey focussed on the issue of diversity on arbitral tribunals. Carol Mulcahy, partner in the international arbitration group at BLP, discusses the survey’s findings.