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Features

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

ADR at the Turning Point

As ADR starts to manage disputes at lower costs with greater speed, Tony Guise looks at what technology might hold for the future.
9 May 2018 | Features

Ontario Court of Appeal confirms high bar for reversing arbitral awards under the UNCITRAL Model Law

Canadian public policy endeavours to limit judicial intervention when parties have contractually agreed to resolve disputes by arbitration. Lauren Tomasich and Eric Morgan of Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP highlight a case which affirms this.
2 January 2018 | Features

Can you insist on your day in Court? The dangers of refusing to mediate

Tom White and William Glynn of Clyde & Co LLP provide comment on the implications of recent Court decisions on parties contemplating the merits of engaging in alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
2 January 2018 | Features

A framework for evaluating the best arbitral seats

Identifying the seat of arbitration, the home legal system, is one of the most important features of an arbitration clause, writes Professor Janet Walker C.Arb.
30 November 2017 | Features

Tribunal Secretaries: the LCIA seek to rein in the ‘Fourth Arbitrator’

The LCIA have significantly strengthened their guidance on the role of tribunal secretaries, as Andrew Williams and Matt Tozzi of HFW explain.
30 November 2017 | Features

Enforcing arbitral awards using letters of credit and third party debt orders

Craig Shepherd and Janine Mallis of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP comment on Taurus Petroleum Limited v State Oil Marketing Company of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq.
30 November 2017 | Features

High Court Ruling Helps Protect Confidentiality of Arbitral Awards

Daniel Harrison of Latham & Watkins LLP summarises the recent High Court judgment UMS Holdings Limited v Great Station Properties SA which may have significant implications for parties considering whether or not to resolve their disputes through arbitration.
30 November 2017 | Features

New Mediation Act places statutory obligation on litigants to consider alternative dispute resolution methods

Ronan Geary and Paula Collins of Ronan Daly Jermyn explain the new Mediation Act in Ireland.
1 November 2017 | Features