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Features

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

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

A return to anti-suit injunctions?

The UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU has given rise to questions regarding the impact on anti-suit injunctions and whether these may become available to English Courts again.
30 March 2017 | Features

“Never leave an athlete knocking at the gate of the Olympic Village”

Speed was, perhaps fittingly, of particular importance when it fell to the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ad hoc Division (“AHD”) to resolve disputes at the Rio Olympics. Amanda Lee FCIArb looks at the work of this unit.
13 March 2017 | Features

The Independence of Sports Arbitrators

J. Tyrone Marcus looks at how arbitration agreements are used in the world of sport, including a specific case which questioned arbitrators' independence.
13 March 2017 | Features

New Arbitration Law in Qatar

On 16 February 2017, the new Qatar Arbitration Law was enacted and will come into force 30 days after publication in the Official Gazette. We review its new provisions.
3 March 2017 | Features

Should courts order security in enforcement proceedings?

Looking at the recent decision of IPCO Ltd v Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, where the UK Supreme Court overturned a repayment order.
3 March 2017 | Features