On Friday, the American Arbitration Association and its international division, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”), issued a “COVID-19 Update.”  The update primarily addressed the AAA-ICDR’s business continuity capabilities, video arbitration technologies, and health and safety measures that are currently being taken by the organization.  Regarding video arbitration, the AAA-ICDR stated: Video Capabilities The AAA-ICDR can assist with alternative hearing arrangements, including offering AAA-ICDR hearing rooms with video capability that will allow…
This guest post is authored by Chintan Nirala. Chintan is an India-qualified lawyer and has recently obtained a master’s degree in international dispute resolution from King’s College, London. He graduated from University of Allahabad (BA, LLB) in 2017, where he secured the top position in the ADR course. Notably, Chintan has interned with the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Permanent Court of Arbitration, Hague) and a Justice of the Supreme Court of India. He is…
The Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration has issued letter guidance regarding the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.  The letter states: Dear Colleagues, As you may well be aware, the status of the COVID-19 outbreak has evolved over the past few days. In this regard, we encourage parties, arbitral tribunals and other neutrals to remain appraised of any developments and consider discussing their potential impact on pending proceedings, if and when necessary. With particular regard…
Over the last few weeks, several attorneys and their clients have told me they anticipate exceptional challenges moving forward with mediations amid new travel restrictions and developing health and safety concerns. I imagine these challenges will only increase in the coming months. In response to these concerns, we are accelerating plans to launch a new telemediation service. This service will allow you and your clients to participate in every stage of the mediation process remotely…
Maureen Weston, Professor of Law and Director of the Entertainment, Media & Sports Law Program at Pepperdine University School of Law, has written, “Buying Secrecy: Non-Disclosure Agreements, Arbitration, and Professional Ethics in the #MeToo Era,” Legal Studies Research Paper Series Number 2020/5.  In her scholarly work, Professor Weston examines ethical issues for both attorneys and neutrals to consider in the context of private and alternative dispute resolution settlement processes. Here is…
Goethe Universtity’s Law School has just announced the details for this year’s course in German and International Arbitration: “Wanting to learn more about commercial arbitration? This Goethe University curriculum provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of German and international commercial … Continue reading →
[This is the second part of the author’s composite article originally published here on Lexology.] In the first part of this post, the Supreme Court’s decision in Perkins was analyzed in light of the parties’ right to choose an appointment procedure under Section 11(2) and the specific legislative purport of Section 12. This part attempts … Continue reading The Fate of Unilaterally Appointed Sole Arbitrators in India: Part – II
[This is the first part of the author’s composite article originally published here on Lexology.]  For arbitration clauses allowing only one party to appoint the sole arbitrator, the Supreme Court observed in Perkins Eastman Architects DPC & Anr. v HSCC (India) Limited[1] (Perkins) that the appointing party’s choice will always have an element of exclusivity … Continue reading (Via Lexology) The Fate of Unilaterally Appointed Sole Arbitrators in India: Part – I