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

Wrap Up: CIArb-ACICA Tribunal Secretaries Course

This course report is written from a participant's point of view and highlights the key lessons learnt from the training, led by Professor Doug Jones AO.
26 May 2017 | Features

Exercising an option to arbitrate: avoiding the pitfalls

Amanda Lee FCIArb reviews the recent overturning of a decision made by the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
26 May 2017 | Features

The Brexit Scenario: When life gives you lemons, turn to arbitration?

Christina Lienen contemplates what the possible implications for international commercial arbitration may be in event of the UK leaving the European Union.
26 May 2017 | Features

The Russian arbitration reform: further difficulties?

The Federal Law “On Arbitration in the Russian Federation” N 382-FL and The Federal Law “On Changes to Certain Laws of the Russian Federation” N 409-FL came into force on 1 September 2016. Some of the changes brought by the new laws are discussed in this article.
5 May 2017 | Features

Arbitrality of corporate disputes in Russia from 1 February 2017

Arbitration represents a non-judicial procedure for dispute settlement where a party’s consent plays the central role in its regulation. Nevertheless, the state’s courts also play an important role as they provide support to arbitration and at the same time ensure protection of a party’s rights.
5 May 2017 | Features

Principle of estoppel as a new concept in Russian legislation

The principle of estoppel was created by the English Common law system and then eventually became recognised under international law.
5 May 2017 | Features

UNCITRAL tribunal award on jurisdiction upheld by High Court

The case arises out of the commencement of UNCITRAL arbitral proceedings in 2010 by Ruby Roz Agricol LLB (Ruby Roz), a Kazakh poultry company, against the Republic of Kazakhstan (Republic).
31 March 2017 | Features

Angola – the 157th New York Convention Contracting State

In August 2016 Angola ratified the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958.
31 March 2017 | Features