11 October 2018

Heated Debate: Giving Evidence in the Hot Tub

Witness conferencing has become a popular means of taking evidence, particularly from expert witnesses, in commercial arbitrations. In this article Timothy Cooke FCIArb looks at common approaches to ‘hot-tubbing’, as the process is sometimes known, and how it can contribute to the efficacy and efficiency of proceedings.

11 October 2018

China International Commercial Court

Given the value, complexity, location and sheer number of projects which comprise China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), it is highly likely that disputes will arise between parties involved in BRI projects, whether it be the states involved themselves, investors, lenders and other funders, contractors and subcontractors or companies in the vast supply chains that will be engaged by the initiative.

01 October 2018

Recognising the development of 'Arbitration Consciousness' in Africa

Diversity as a worldwide phenomenon has challenged the minds of many a great men. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity”.

13 September 2018

The Evolution of Third Party Dispute Finance

Dispute finance, in its modern form, originated in Australia in the mid-1990s following the enactment of legislation permitting insolvency practitioners to enter into contracts to finance litigation characterized as company property.