For anyone looking for a good overview of international arbitration law in France, the International Comparative Legal Guide provides a very good snapshot of international arbitration law in France today and may be downloaded here: ICLG – International Arbitration in France 2012.
International arbitration has been criticized over the past decade for being too expensive. While it can be more expensive than litigation before certain domestic courts, this is seldom the case when compared to domestic courts of certain countries, such as the US, especially when a ruling is appealed and/or extensive discovery is involved. To allow […]
The maximum number of parties involved in an ICC arbitration is at least 141, which is the number of parties to an ICC arbitration initiated by 44 member firms of Arthur Andersen’s Business Unit against 97 members firms of Andersen’s Consultant Business Unit. There, the sole arbitrator ruled that he had jurisdiction over all 141 […]
William Kirtley and Koralie Wietrzykowski publish an article in the Journal of International Arbitration entitled “Should an Arbitral Tribunal Order Security for Costs When an Impecunious Claimant Is Relying upon Third-Party Funding?” This is the first article to examine in detail the important issue of whether security for costs should be systematically granted when a […]
William Kirtley and Benoit Le Bars have published a comprehensive guide to international arbitration in France in this year’s edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration. This guide is freely available to download here: Guide to International Arbitration in France It covers many issues, including the legal requirements of an arbitration agreement, […]