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Congratulations to our Advisory Board member, Claudia Salomon, who has been recommended for election as President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration! This is a historic achievement as there has never been a female President of the ICC Court since it was founded in 1923. ARIA is proud to […]

Claudia Salomon Recommended as President of the ICC Court!



Author: Vanessa Tsang* Jurisdictions: China European Union Topics: Comprehensive Agreement on Investments On 30 December 2020,[1] the EU and China, two of the world’s largest economies, finally concluded the Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI),[2] ending the long negotiations which began in 2013.[3] As shown below, there is a prospect that the […]

The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments – Promoting Sustainable Business ...


Authors: Himanshu Raghuwanshi* and Krishnanunni U** Jurisdiction: United States Topics: Designation of Arbitrators Arbitrators and Arbitral Tribunals INTRODUCTION Recently, in Trout v. Organización Mundial de Boxeo Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit invalidated an arbitration agreement on the ground that it was unconscionable.[1] Specifically, the Court held […]

Unilateral Arbitrator Appointments in the US – A tussle between ...


Author: Raúl Pereira Fleury* Jurisdiction: International Switzerland Topics: Independence and Impartiality Arbitrators and Arbitral Tribunals On December 22, 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (the “Supreme Court”) handled its decision on the case Sun Yang v. Agence Mondiale Antidopage (AMA) and Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA).[1] In its decision, the Supreme Court decided to […]

Beware of What You Tweet – Social Media and the ...




Authors: Natalia Alenkina** and Hannepes Taychayev† Jurisdiction: Kyrgyzstan Topics: National Legislation Investment Disputes I. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS The government of the Kyrgyz Republic is determined to amend the Law on Investments of the Kyrgyz Republic (“Kyrgyz Investments Law”). The primary reason for this is to limit direct access of foreign investors to […]

The ISDS Clause in the Investment Law of the Kyrgyz ...


Author: Olivia Lu** Jurisdiction: International Topics: Environmental Law Climate Change Law Human Rights Law This is a summary of a June 17, 2020 TagTime series webinar lecture by Professor Diane Desierto,† titled “’Invoking Climate Change, Environmental Law and Human Rights Law in International Arbitration: Utopia or Opportunity?” International arbitration is […]

TagTime with Prof. Diane Desierto – Invoking Climate Change, Environmental ...



Author: Natália Rincon** Jurisdiction: International Topics: Corruption Vladimir Khvalei,† a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Moscow office, discussed the issue of corruption in international arbitration with Dr. Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee in the episode titled “Corruption in international arbitration: red flags, burden and standard of proof” of the TagTime […]

TagTime with Vladimir Khvalei – Corruption in international arbitration: red flags, ...





Authors: Subhash Bhutoria,* Sima Ghaffari** & Amin Motamedi*** Jurisdiction: International Topics: Specialized Arbitration International Institutions and Rules Institutional and Administered Arbitration INTRODUCTION Disputes, in the present times, have become complex and more often than not, are time-sensitive and require field expertise. This necessity has led to the multiplication of arbitration institutions […]

Art Disputes and the Court of Arbitration for Art: Evolution ...


Author: Stefano Castoldi* Jurisdiction: International Italy Topics: Arbitrability National Legislation INTERNATIONAL TRENDS IN CORPORATE ARBITRATION AND THE ITALIAN LEGISLATION The arbitrability of corporate disputes (i.e., disputes among the “internal” stakeholders of a corporation, such as shareholders, directors and the corporation itself) varies from country to country. While some countries prohibit […]

International corporate arbitration: when the arbitration clause in a corporation’s ...