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

An update on CIArb’s Mediation Rules and Guidance Notes

Civil and Commercial Mediator David Richbell provides an update on his recent involvement with CIArb’s Mediation Sub-Committee, and the projects the Sub-Committee have planned for the coming months.
11 October 2016 | Features

Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited & Ors v Republic of Yemen & Anor: Perspectives on the Issue of Force Majeure

In February 2013, when Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited, together with two other Indian companies, brought arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Yemen and its Ministry of Oil and Minerals for the termination of three petroleum exploration contracts on the ground of force majeure.
11 October 2016 | Features

Ground-breaking Appointment Sets Example in the Fight to Promote Diversity

Feature on the appointment of the first female arbitrator in Saudi Arabia. Shaima Aljubran, a lawyer and legal advisor at Rawabi Holding, who was appointed as an arbitrator in a commercial dispute earlier this year.
4 October 2016 | Features

Rusoro Mining Ltd v The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela – Another Billion Dollar Award

Rusoro Mining, a Canadian company, whose main business is the exploration and production of gold, was awarded more than US$1.2 billion in a claim against the Republic of Venezuela. The request for arbitration was made in accordance with the 2006 ICSID Additional Facility Rules and the 1996 Canada – Venezuela Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).
4 October 2016 | Features

Arbitration Reform in Russia: Insight into the Key Changes

Federal Law No. 382-FZ 'On Arbitration (Arbitral Proceedings) in the Russian Federation' and Federal Law No. 409-FZ both came into effect on 1 September 2016. We look at the impact of this legislation.
4 October 2016 | Features

Angola becomes 157th Contracting State to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

Angola has ratified the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Its ratification was endorsed domestically via resolution No. 38/2016, published in the Official Gazette of Angola on 12 August 2016.
25 August 2016 | Features

ICSID Tribunal: State-imposed tobacco control measures do not violate investment treaty obligations

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal recently released its decision in Philip Morris v. Uruguay, holding that tobacco control regulations implemented by a state to protect public health do not violate the state’s investment treaty obligations.
27 July 2016 | Features

Arbitration developments in South Korea

We sat down with Jun Sang Lee, Partner and Co- Head of International Arbitration and Litigation at Yoon & Yang LLC, to discuss the latest amendments to the Arbitration Act, set to bolster the use of arbitration and to ensure increased efficiency of the arbitration process.
21 June 2016 | Features