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

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

The German Federal Tribunal’s decision in Pechstein v ISU

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was created in 1984 to provide dispute resolution services to the sports world. Murray Rosen QC looks at a recent decision featuring a speed skater's challenge of a CAS decision.
21 June 2016 | Features

Weaknesses in the 2014 IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration

Sabina Adascalitei, Research Associate and Helen Appiah-Ampofo, DAS Case Officer review the Guidelines in light of their revision in 2014 and call for a common-sense approach.
5 May 2016 | Features