Three principal types of dispute resolution in the legal sector
The dispute resolution, which is also known as the dispute settlement, is a way of achieving a solution of a conflict or dispute without having the necessity to go to court or require a judge or trial that will decide what will be the outcome.   Some professions don’t need to deal with ...
TIL - 05 April 2023
CIArb issues guidelines on tech use in arbitration
Earlier this month, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) released guidelines on the use of technology in international arbitration. CIArb is a professional body that represents worldwide arbitration and alternative dispute resolution practitioners. It is an influential voice in arbitratio...
Carlos Carvalho - 23 February 2022
Mélanie Riofrio: "Ten years ago, it was difficult to mention more than three well known female arbitrators"
1. What is the reason that prompted you to start a career in international arbitration? From a very young age I always liked to reconcile conflicting positions; listen to the arguments of each party and take decisions that were the most consistent with justice and reasonableness. Coming from a mult...
Mélanie Riofrio - 14 January 2022
Ship Arrest and the Malaysian Admiralty Court
Maritime cases often involve issues of international law. The carriage of goods across nations separated by sea is often done by shipping lines of various nationalities. For instance, goods exported from Korea to Malaysia may be carried by a Japanese shipping line. Issues of international law abound...
Philip Teoh - 17 December 2021
ICSID releases final working paper on rules changes
Earlier this month, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) released its sixth working paper on the proposals for amendment of its rules. After five years of discussion, it appears that enough consensus has finally been reached on most of the proposed amendments to cl...
Carlos Carvalho - 13 December 2021
Jean-Rémi de Maistre (Jus Mundi): "The level of access to legal information can make you win or lose the case"
1. What are the main benefits of using Jus Mundi? Jus Mundi is a multilingual search engine for global legal information and people. We made it possible by combining the latest technologies, artificial intelligence, and legal expertise brought by former lawyers in our team.  We are changing t...
Jean-Rémi de Maistre - 01 November 2021
Preserving trade secrets in international arbitration
With the growing importance of data and intangible assets, the adequate protection of a company’s trade secrets is now atop the list of priorities for many legal departments and corporate counsel alike. A trade secret is a piece of confidential information that holds commercial value and gives...
Claire Morel de Westgaver - 15 October 2021
Online Arbitration: How Iranian Courts React?
Introduction Dispute resolution methods are now facing with some unprecedented times in the Covid-19 pandemic period. Since the trade cannot stop, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods, including arbitration, are now being more and more conducted in online ways. Accordingly, more online hear...
Oveis Rezvanian, Kamyar S. Oladi - 17 September 2021
Interview with Dana MacGrath following the launch of her new arbitration project
--- We interviewed Dana MacGrath, President of the ArbitralWomen platform, Council Member of the International Dispute Resolution Center AAA-ICDR, about the launch of her own solo arbitration project: MacGrath Arbitration. We spoke with her about technology in arbitration, entrepreneurship during t...
Álvaro Navarro - 08 September 2021
Interview with Oriol Valentí and Miguel Pereira, two lawyers at Cuatrecasas’ prestigious international arbitration team
--- The Impact Lawyers has the pleasure to publish an interview made to Oriol Valentí Vidal and Miguel Pereira Da Silva Oriol is a Principal Associate at Cuatrecasas, he is a specialist in domestic and international arbitration. Miguel is also Principal Associate at Cuatrecasas and he speci...
TIL - 26 January 2021
Discover REAL, the platform that promotes racial equality among international lawyers
This interview of Kabir Duggal (Senior International Arbitration Advisor, Arnold & Porter LLP), Dana MacGrath (Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway), and Rekha Rangachari (Executive Director, New York International Arbitration Center) explores the establishment of a new arbitral ...
TIL - 13 January 2021
The New DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules 2021 - Key Features
The updated DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules 2021 (“2021 Rules”) entered into force from 1 January 2021. The amendments introduce changes intended to promote the fair, efficient, and expeditious conduct of arbitrations. In this update, we summarise the key features. Expedited proceedings an...
Nick Oury, Stuart Paterson, Jean Hamilton-Smith - 08 January 2021
Arbitration: Know all about the revised ICC Rules of Arbitration
On 1 January 2021 the revised ICC Rules of Arbitration ("ICC Rules 2021") will enter into force. In particular, these rules set out a number of new provisions designed to provide greater efficiency, flexibility and transparency in arbitral proceedings, including the regulation of multi-party procee...
Adelie Cordier - 30 December 2020
CIAM publishes a manual for using its virtual platform
The Madrid International Arbitration Centre (CIAM) has published a manual for using its virtual platform for telematic procedures, a method that has been used extensively this year.  In the seven pages contained in this document, this arbitration institution defines how the platform is structu...
Adelie Cordier - 29 December 2020
A protocol to unite them all (the telematic arbitration procedures)
Like the courts and tribunals of ordinary jurisdictions, arbitration courts have had to conduct many of their proceedings by virtual methods.  That is why six prestigious law firms (such as Ashurst, CMS, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills, Latham & Watkins and Hogan Lovells) have published...
Joshua Chen - 26 December 2020
"This protocol is of global application, and it is relevant to all arbitration stakeholders and all types of arbitrations"
Charlie Morgan works in the international arbitration department at Herbert Smith Freehills. A few days ago, this law firm, CMS, Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins, Ashurst and DLA Piper published a protocol guide for managing international online arbitration proceedings. This joint publication - w...
Álvaro Navarro - 14 December 2020
"A mediator must have cultural awareness, sensitivity, and engage actively in anti-bias training"
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, Editor in Chief of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct an email interview with Winter Wheeler. Winter Wheeler is an Atlanta, Georgia, USA based mediator and arbitrator. She is available for both in-person and online bookings. Winter is a co-author of the...
Álvaro Navarro - 03 December 2020
Arbitral cases have increased significantly in Middle East, specially the construction sector
The Dubai International Finance Centre Arbitration Institute and the London Court of International Arbitration’s Arbitration Centre (DIFC-LCIA) have announced that they have experienced an increase in arbitration proceedings for the fifth consecutive year, due in particular to constructio...
Adelie Cordier - 29 November 2020
Crina Baltag has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the newly founded Rising Arbitrators Initiative
The Rising Arbitrators Initiative seeks to support arbitration practitioners under 45 who have received their first appointment as arbitrator or who have at least seven years of international experience. Crina Baltag has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the newly founded Rising Arbitrat...
TIL - 23 November 2020
Can I go to the Permanent Court of Arbitration despite the COVID?
Because of the Pandemic many courts and tribunals closed their doors, maintaining the judicial and arbitration procedures by telematic and virtual means. This is the case of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, located in The Hague (Netherlands).  In this sense, the Permanent Court of Arbitrati...
TIL - 28 October 2020 Netherlands
The main characteristics of the arbitrators
Arbitration procedures are becoming more frequent in an increasingly globalized world. In front of the lawyers, there are the arbitrators, who have very defined characteristics. Ronald Sum and Janie Wong are experts in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and through their article "Dem...
TIL - 20 August 2020
Commercial Disputes in the Context of Iran Arbitration Laws
In Iran arbitration laws, there are two positions that the term “commercial disputes” is employed: - First, Article 2(1) Iran Law on International Commercial Arbitration (LICA); and  - Second, the Law on Adhesion of the Islamic Republic of Iran to New York Convention (Law on NYC)....
Oveis Rezvanian, Kamyar S. Oladi - 10 August 2020 Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Are really increasing the presence of women in Arbitration?
The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) has published a report on the efforts made by arbitration organizations and institutions to increase the representation of women in the arbitration sector. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has participated in this report. Specif...
TIL - 31 July 2020
ArbitralWomen Mentorship Programme aims to unite and promote women and their careers in international dispute resolution
The ArbitralWomen Mentorship Programme seeks to support the members of ArbitralWomen in developing their dispute resolution skills and practices. It provides them with the opportunity of exchanging experiences, by matching members with more expertise in dispute resolution, or mentors, with other mem...
TIL - 23 July 2020
First Arbitrator Intelligence Reports available, providing state-of-the-art analytics about international arbitrators
On the 15th of July 2020, Arbitrator Intelligence – a global information aggregator that collects and analyses critical information about international arbitrator decision making – announced that the first Arbitrator Intelligence Reports are now available for purchase by arbitration user...
TIL - 23 July 2020
ICC announced record numbers during 2019
On the 15th of July 2020, the International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published its full dispute resolution statistical report for 2019.  Prior to the publication, they´ve announced record figures: in 2019, the ICC Court registere...
TIL - 21 July 2020
With Global Court Backlogs, Parties May Turn to Arbitration to Resolve Pandemic-Related Disputes
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders by government agencies have drastically impacted court proceedings in the United States and abroad, most notably in Europe. This impact will be magnified over the coming months, especially in courts that were already experiencing backlogs a...
Susan Leader, Josh A. Rubin - 04 June 2020
Covid 19 also in International Arbitral Institutions
The outbreak of Covid-19 is affecting litigation and arbitration in various ways, and the arbitration courts have implemented a series of measures, from use of remote hearings to court closures ICC -International Chamber of Commerce  All offices of the Secretariat of the ICC Court and...
TIL - 26 May 2020

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