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The American Review of International Arbitration is currently soliciting manuscripts of articles for possible publication. Accepted contributions present novel ideas and solutions relating to international arbitration. We welcome works by scholars, practitioners, and other professionals with knowledge of the international arbitration field. We also invite student authors to submit Notes […]

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Authors: Rana Sajjad Ahmad* Jurisdiction: International Topics: Technology The digitalization of conferences was accelerated amidst the Covid-19 pandemic that spawned the birth or rather rebirth of the webinar. In the absence of in-person conferences, it was widely adopted by the international arbitration community also as a viable alternative to in-person […]

Reimagining Webinars




Authors: Saumya Sinha* Jurisdiction: International     Topics: Confidentiality   I. Introduction Arbitration has witnessed remarkable growth in the recent past and has emerged as parties’ preferred choice of dispute resolution mechanism in commercial disputes. One of the several reasons for its popularity is the private nature of the arbitral […]

Confidentiality Concerns in Arbitration Disputes: Implementation of Confidentiality in Courts ...


Authors: Henrique Carneiro* Jurisdiction: International     Topics: Umbrella Clauses Investment Arbitration   Introduction For decades, arbitral tribunals and legal commentators have debated about the proper way to interpret the word “obligation” or “commitment” in international investment treaty umbrella clauses. The plain text of such clauses seems, at first glance, […]

Empirics-Based Umbrella Clause Interpretation



Authors: Harshvardhan Tripathi* Jurisdiction: International     Topics: Judicial Expropriation Investment Arbitration     Introduction While expropriation claims arising out of governmental abuse of legislative and executive powers are commonly known, expropriation claims arising from judicial abuse i.e. ‘judicial’ expropriation continues to be an obscure area of international investment law. […]

Judicial Expropriation in Investment Arbitration: Opening a Can of Worms?


Authors: Marilyn Onukwugha & Vanessa Winkler* Jurisdiction: Brazil Nigeria     Topics: Arbitration Rules Arbitral Procedure Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Investment Arbitration     INTRODUCTION Brazil-Nigeria relations are marked by centuries of commercial and cultural exchanges. For generations, the two countries have maintained an amicable relationship while promoting […]

The Brazil-Nigeria Samba: From Partners in Business to Parties in ...


Authors: Velislava Hristova & Boris Praštalo* Jurisdiction: England   Topics: Non-Signatories Applicable Law Arbitration Agreement     In Lifestyle Equities CV and another v. Hornby Street (MCR) Ltd and others [2022] EWCA (Civ) 51, the England and Wales Court of Appeal (“Court”) dealt with the question of which law applies […]

Which Law Applies When Determining Whether a Non-Signatory is Bound ...



Author: Kavya Jha* Jurisdiction: International   Topics: Confidentiality Due Process Paranoia Technology     Introduction Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), which integrates information communication technology with dispute resolution mechanisms, has gained immense popularity, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Queen Mary University 2021 International Arbitration Survey, 79% of the […]

Technology and Arbitration: The Age of Confidentiality Concerns and Due ...


Author: Sima Ghaffari* Jurisdiction: Iran   Topics: Reasons Requirement Enforcement of Arbitral Awards International Institutions and Rules     Drafting an enforceable and well-reasoned arbitral award is an art. The reasons requirement has rarely been analyzed in the arbitral realm and the elements of reasoning in court decisions should not […]

Reasoned Arbitral Awards: An Iranian Perspective


Author: Amanda J. Lee* Jurisdiction: International   Topics: Arbitrators and Arbitral Tribunals   “The Knight looked surprised at the question. ‘What does it matter where my body happens to be?” he said. “My mind goes on working all the same.””[1] During the pandemic the arbitration community responsibly sheltered in place while […]

Through the Looking-Glass: Wellbeing in Arbitration — Part 2