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UK SUPREME COURT RULES ON APPARENT BIAS OF ARBITRATORS

Background The case arose from the 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and subsequent oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, in which 11 offshore workers died. Thousands of civil claims were brought against oil giant BP, the …

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Taking evidence in international arbitration – IBA rules versus the Italian and English legal systems

The choice of arbitration as a means of alternative dispute resolution allows the parties to tailor many aspects of the process to the needs of a specific dispute. This brief guide has been prepared for Italian lawyers and provides an …

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New LCIA Arbitration Rules: In force on 1 October 2020

(1) Case Management Powers Enabling Expedition The 2014 version of the LCIA Arbitration Rules made clear that the tribunal has “the widest discretion to discharge [its] general duties” and that “the Arbitral Tribunal may, subject to the LCIA Rules, make …

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DOUBLE HATTING: DUTY TO DISCLOSE TIES BETWEEN ARBITRATORS AND EXPERTS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Introduction An arbitrator’s failure to disclose a professional relationship with an expert witness led an ICSID ad hoc committee (the “Annulment Committee”) on 11 June 2020 to issue a unanimous decision to annul a €128 million award against Spain in …

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The 2019 LCIA Casework Report: Record Number of New Cases

On 19 May 2020, the London Court of International Arbitration (“the LCIA”) released its Annual Casework Report for 2019 (“the Report”) revealing that it received the greatest ever number of arbitrations in 2019. Of note, the statistics reveal that the …

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Dispute over loan notes issued in relation to the acquisition of shipping vessels

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LCIA arbitration brought by a former charter operator

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LCIA arbitration over the performance of forex currency swaps

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Investment bank claim over alleged breach of agency agreement

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Mullti-million dollar contractual dispute under the LCIA Rules

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