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Features

Our monthly features from staff and contributors provide analysis and commentary on topical issues relating to ADR.


“Never leave an athlete knocking at the gate of the Olympic Village”

“Never leave an athlete knocking at the gate of the Olympic Village”: the CAS ad hoc Division at the Rio Olympics. Amanda Lee FCIArb looks at the work of this unit at the Rio Olympics.
13 March 2017 | Features

The Independence of Sports Arbitrators

J. Tyrone Marcus looks at how arbitration agreements are used in the world of sport, including a specific case which questioned arbitrators' independence.
13 March 2017 | Features

New Arbitration Law in Qatar

On 16 February 2017, the new Qatar Arbitration Law was enacted and will come into force 30 days after publication in the Official Gazette. We review its new provisions.
3 March 2017 | Features

Should courts order security in enforcement proceedings?

Looking at In the recent decision of IPCO Ltd v Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,where the UK Supreme Court overturned a repayment order.
3 March 2017 | Features

South Africa – New Mediation Provisions to Regulate Investment Disputes

A look at South Africa’s unilateral termination of its Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) with most of the EU Member States,
3 March 2017 | Features

ICSID – Improvements in Diversity

Diversity considerations are under more scruinity in the field of arbitration, with ICSID as well as other arbitration institutions having been perceived as a Caucasian male-dominated forum.
3 February 2017 | Features

Choosing the Right Energy Arbitrator

Selecting an arbitrator is one of the most crucial decisions a party will make in an arbitration and being able to select the decision maker is one of the primary reasons parties choose arbitration to resolve their disputes.
3 February 2017 | Features

Micula v Romania – Enforcement Proceedings Stayed

In December 2013, an ICSID Tribunal awarded the Micula brothers substantial damages against Romania in respect of the latter’s withdrawal of an investment incentive programme.
3 February 2017 | Features

SIAC launches New Investment Arbitration Rules

On 1 January 2017, the first edition of the SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules came into effect. The rules address issues that are unique to international investment arbitration proceedings.
16 January 2017 | Features