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

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

Micula v Romania – Appeal Allowed

Following an ICSID Tribunal’s decision to award the Micula brothers substantial damages against Romania, the Micula brothers began enforcement proceedings and the award was registered ex parte in the High Court.
3 July 2017 | Features