On 4 December 2013, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published its new Mediation Rules, which come into effect on 1 January 2014. These Rules replace the ICC’s current Amicable Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules, which have been in force since 1 July 2001. They are available on the ICC’s website, at https://iccwbo.org/products-and-services/arbitration-and-adr/mediation/rules/. The change in name (from […]
The ICC’s Israeli-Palestinian Jerusalem Arbitration Center is reportedly to begin functioning soon. This neutral arbitration center, a creation of Paris’ neutral ICC International Court of Arbitration, is intended to resolve commercial conflicts concerning the 3-4 billion USD of trade between Palestinians and Israelis. Previously, such commercial conflicts had to be resolved either before the courts […]
Below, please find a solid non-legal summary of the latest state of the long-running Chevron v. Ecuador arbitral proceedings, one of the messiest and most interesting investment treaty arbitrations to have occurred over the past decade. – William Kirtley In an apparent coup for the oil giant’s efforts to undermine a $19 billion environmental judgment […]
It is sometimes argued that arbitration is only as good as the arbitrator, and that defects in international arbitration may be attributed to poor arbitrators. While this oversimplifies a complex issue, choosing the right arbitrator is one of the most critical steps in any arbitration. Unless a specific arbitrator is specified in the arbitration clause, […]
On 1 April 2013, the SIAC announced its new rules of arbitration, which have notably been amended with respect to case administration practices.