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

Case Report: Israel Sorin (IZZY) Shohat v Balram Chainrai

Mr Sohat, a businessman residing in Israel regularly introduced Mr Chainrai, a businessman residing in Hong Kong to business ventures in Israel. The initial dispute arose out of a business venture and in May 2011 the parties agreed to convert the legal proceedings initiated before the Israeli courts into arbitration.
31 August 2017 | Features

EU-Japan Partnership Agreement

At the 24th Summit between the EU and Japan held in Brussels on 6 July, leaders of both parties reached two agreements, an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as well as a Strategic Partnership Agreement.
31 August 2017 | Features

Is mediation an option in investor-state disputes?

Investor-state mediation has traditionally received sceptical responses from the investment arbitration community. However, more recent developments show a growing interest in mediation, because of increased numbers of investor-state disputes, the high costs associated with investment arbitration or even as a preliminary step preceding arbitration.
31 August 2017 | Features

The Trump Effect on Arbitration

From the outset of his presidential campaign, the arbitration community was wondering – or rather worrying – how a possible President Trump would affect arbitration. Harald Sippel FCIArb and Amanda Lee FCIArb explore the ‘Trump Effect'.
15 August 2017 | Features

Third-Party Funding in Arbitration - Questioning its Scope in India

With the recent advent of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2015 and the establishment of the MCIA, India has yet again exhibited pro-arbitration behaviour. Kumudini Chattopadhyay provides more detail.
15 August 2017 | Features

Dispute Resolution & Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property is a type of incorporeal property and potential disputes can relate to the title and infringement of that property.
31 July 2017 | Features

Hong Kong Apology Legislation – A Step Forward for ADR?

In June 2015, the Steering Committee on Mediation in Hong Kong issued a consultation paper on the enactment of apology legislation. On 13 July, the law was enacted, aiming to facilitate dispute resolution in Hong Kong.
31 July 2017 | Features

Eskosol SPA in Liquidazione v Italian Republic

This case report concerns a dispute arising between Eskosol SPA in liquidazione (Eskosol) and the Italian Republic (Italy) under the auspices of the ICSID Convention and the Energy Charter Treaty.
31 July 2017 | Features