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 […]
While third-party funding has become commonplace in the United States, Australia, UK and other common law countries, it has only now truly arrived in France. The first wholly French third-party funder, named Alter Litigation, was initiated only weeks ago and its website is available here. It’s founder, Frederic Pelouze, a former attorney, indicates that he […]
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 […]
In the latest issue of the MIDAA African Corporate Law Magazine, William Kirtley examines the current state of investor-State dispute settlement in Africa. This magazine may be found online at this link. In the magazine, he analyzes treaty arbitrations in both North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, while explaining the pitfalls that may arise when arbitrating […]
William Kirtley would like to thank Hamza Tlemsani, Koralie Wietrzykowski, Juan Camilo Bolivar and Romy Descours-Karmitz for their assistance in creating the intial version of this website.