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Features

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

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

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

CIETAC Enforces the First HK Award in China

On 13 December 2016, an award given by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC Hong Kong) was enforced in mainland China for the first time.
16 January 2017 | Features

CETA - An Overview

On 30 October 2016, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was adopted by the Council and signed at the EU-Canada Summit. Once applied, CETA will provide EU firms with better business opportunities in Canada as well as support job expansion in the EU.
16 December 2016 | Features

Amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration

In October 2016, the ICC Executive Board approved changes to the ICC Rules, which will take effect as of 1 March 2017.
16 December 2016 | Features

The Future of London-seated Arbitrations

Choosing a suitable seat of arbitration is of paramount importance. The decision will play a vital role in how the arbitral proceedings are conducted, especially with regard to the involvement of domestic courts.
3 November 2016 | Features

Corporación Mexicana De Mantenimiento Integral v Pemex‐Exploración Y Producción

A detailed review of the case where COMMISA and PEP entered into a contract that provided that the former would build oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
3 November 2016 | Features