Arbitration Conversation No. 36: Mirèze Philippe Special Counsel ICC International Court of Arbitration
In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Mirèze Philippe, Special Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, on gender diversity in arbitration.
NY Trial Court Objecting to FINRA Jurisdiction but Participating in Arbitration Not Enough to Vacate Award
A financial adviser who noted his continued objections to FINRA Dispute Resolution Services jurisdiction but otherwise participated in the arbitration cannot later challenge the Award under New York’s arbitration statute.
Canada - Parties can Agree to be Bound by Coin Flips, Ouija Boards and Bespoke Judicial Resolution Processes
In Keeder v. Al Gendy, Justice Jolaine Antonio denied leave to appeal consent orders issued from a binding judicial dispute resolution process by which the parties had agreed to either resolve the issue themselves or be bound by the determination of the judge presiding the process.
The International Chamber of Commerce (the ICC) has published its revised 2021 Arbitration Rules. The 2021 Rules, which will apply to all arbitrations registered after 1 January 2021, make several important changes and incremental improvements to the current Rules, which have been in force since March 2017.
Virtual Practice Makes Virtually Perfect – Practical Considerations for Virtual Hearings Identified through Simulations with Experienced Counsel and Arbitrators
The authors undertook a series of simulated virtual evidentiary hearings to gain hands-on experience from them and concluded that video conferencing for arbitration hearings will be inevitable going forward, at least until the COVID-19 restrictions are eased and likely beyond.
In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Prof. Joshua Karton, Associate Professor / Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research at Queens University Law School.
This article discusses the potential impact of the U.S. Presidential Election of 2020 on the arbitration landscape in the country.
Canada - Court Declines to Intervene Regarding Counsel’s Alleged Conflict of Interest in Investor-State Arbitration
In Geophysical Service Incorporated v. Canada, Justice Martine St-Louis declined to intervene in a decision by Canada’s legal representative refusing to remove a member from the legal team representing Canada in an Investor-State arbitration.
FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) posted case statistics through October, with most numbers returning to near-normal during this abnormal year. And DRS Chief Berry has validated some of our theories on the trends.
Determination of Valid Arbitration Agreement May Be Dependent on “Outward Manifestations and Circumstances Surrounding the Transaction”
In the recent case of Reichert v. Rapid Investments, Inc., the Ninth Circuit vacated the denial of a motion to compel arbitration and remanded for the determination of whether a valid arbitration agreement exists.
This article discusses the potential application of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to the field of arbitration and the numerous pros and cons that come along with this proposition.
This article discusses the different ethical standards applicable to cases of personal injury arbitrations which are conducted before a single neutral arbitrator, and pre-dispute arbitration agreements which require a panel of three neutral arbitrators.
Recently, the California Court of Appeal in Richard Hale Brown v. TGS Management Company LLC has taken the unparalleled step of applying the California Business & Professions Code to dismiss an arbitration award that found a former employee to have violated the confidential information provisions of his Non-Disclosure Agreement.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dashed a Tesla owner’s plea to avoid arbitration regarding a battery dispute.
In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Prof. Brian Farkas of Cardozo School of Law and attorney at Arent Fox LLP focusing on complex commercial litigation.
Fifth Circuit Holds Federal Whistleblower Statute Does Not Exempt Former Employee’s Claims from Arbitration
Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in Robertson v. Intratek Computer, Inc., held that a federal whistleblower statute did not render an arbitration agreement between a man and his former employer unenforceable.
In R. v. Brar, Alberta’s Court of Appeal analysed the Canada Evidence Act's application to bank records including videos captured at ATMs and, explored the reasoning behind the evidentiary rules applicable to records held by financial institutions.
The District Court of Columbia declines for the time being to enforce a $2 billion ICSID Award against Egypt because an appellate arbitration proceeding is still pending.
In Memoriam: How U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Influenced U.S. Perspectives on Arbitration and International Dispute Resolution
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was only the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court bench. Her passing in September 2020, at the age of 87, left a gaping hole in the international community. In memory of her ideals and legacy, this post revisits a few of her lasting contributions to U.S. law and international dispute resolution.
Arbitration Conversation No. 33: Prof. Nicolás Lozada Pimiento from Universidad Externado de Colombia
In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Nicolás Lozada Pimiento, a partner of the firm Rincón Cuéllar & Asociados and professor of arbitration, trade and business law at the universities Externado de Colombia, Javeriana, Sabana and Santo Tomás.
Canada - Successful Offer In All-Or-Nothing Final Offer Arbitration Can Include Agreement to Arbitrate
In Canadian National Railway Company v. Gibraltar Mines Ltd., Justice Michael Manson held that in the final offer arbitration, the absence of reasons in a decision qualified the decision as reasonable and correct.
India Amends Arbitration Law Relating To Enforcement Of Awards Tainted By Fraud And Arbitrator Qualifications
The Government of India recently passed the Arbitration & Conciliation Ordinance to amend the Indian Arbitration & Conciliation Act. It introduces provisions to stay the enforcement of arbitral awards affected by fraud and deletes certain sections related to qualification and accreditation of arbitrators.
Foreign Investors Harmed by Trade Measures May Find Relief by Bringing Investment Arbitration Claims
A recent investor-state arbitration decision (Vento v. Mexico) under the investment chapter of the NAFTA demonstrates that foreign investors protected by an international investment agreement may submit arbitration claims that international trade regulatory and tariff measures breach the state's international obligations.
A recent New York Supreme Court Commercial Division decision precluded the petitioner from seeking to vacate an arbitral award because, although he objected to the jurisdiction of the arbitrators, he participated in the arbitration proceedings.
In this article, the authors focus on three more substantive changes to the 'Draft' ICC Rules 2021, which seek to address long-running questions in arbitral practice and discuss why the ICC’s approach is likely to be of interest and importance to practitioners and users alike.