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Disputing jurisdiction in arbitration: a reminder of procedure and tactics

There are various routes by which a respondent to an arbitration claim can challenge jurisdiction. A respondent should consider what actions to take, with a view to the impact on these routes and their differing merits. This briefing looks at some of the key issues to consider.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 04 April 2017 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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Court takes unusual step of removing arbitrator due to impartiality concerns

In a rare decision under s24 of the Arbitration Act 1996, the English court has recently taken the unusual step of removing an arbitrator due to concerns about his impartiality and conduct. The judgment in the case offers useful guidance, as this DLA Piper briefing explains.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 01 April 2015 | Practice Area: Conflicts of interest

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A global guide to legal professional privilege: how it applies around the world

Although the concept of legal professional privilege is universal, its scope and limitation vary between jurisdictions. This global guide provides comprehensive details of the concept and scope of legal professional privilege in 51 jurisdictions around the world, as well as relevant recent cases.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 23 March 2015 | Practice Area: Nuisance

Rating: 13 people found this useful

A year in litigation: 2014's most important cases reviewed

In this briefing, Macfarlanes rounds up 2014's key cases and all of the most important developments in litigation and dispute resolution, covering subjects including costs budgeting rules, bribes and secret commission, implied terms of good faith, privilege and injunctions.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 04 February 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

Rating: 6 people found this useful

A litigator’s yearbook: 2014 (England and Wales)

As another year comes to an end, it is a good time to look back on 2014 and consider the changes it has brought. This guide offers a summary of some of the year's key developments in the world of commercial litigation, covering subjects including costs and funding, privilege and case management.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 02 January 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

Rating: 4 people found this useful

Global differences in dispute resolution - an overview of 32 jurisdictions

This Eversheds guide provides a quick-reference overview of dispute resolution procedures in 32 key jurisdictions across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. It aims to provide a starting point for those involved in disputes which are cross-border or outside of their home jurisdiction.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 24 September 2014 | Practice Area: Nuisance

Rating: 12 people found this useful

The end of the road for 'one-way' jurisdiction and arbitration clauses?

Following the 2008 financial crisis, there has been greater focus by commercial parties on dispute resolution provisions in transaction documents. At the drafting stage, where (and how) parties' disputes are to be determined has become a contentious issue on many deals, as Allen & Overy reports.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 23 June 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Companies in conflict - general counsel on how commercial disputes are won

This Eversheds report, which is based on interviews with 82 top in-house lawyers, examines the way £1bn-plus companies approach large disputes. With the number of large commercial disputes on the rise, the report details the factors which have helped general counsel win their biggest legal battles.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 14 April 2014 | Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Rating: 15 people found this useful

'The midnight clause' - tips for drafting effective dispute resolution clauses

The drafting of dispute resolution clauses is often left to the last minute, and hence is sometimes referred to as the 'midnight clause'. Recent cases have highlighted potential issues that can arise from poorly drafted clauses - in this briefing, Bakers offers some tips on effective drafting.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 27 March 2014 | Practice Area: Conflict of laws

Rating: 7 people found this useful

Expert witnesses: why it is crucial to choose your witness wisely

Expert witnesses often play a very important role in dispute resolution. Their opinion on an issue may be the most important part of a case. It is therefore vital for parties to a dispute to choose their expert witness wisely, as a number of recent cases show. Eversheds reports.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 13 December 2013 | Practice Area: Conflicts of interest

Rating: 7 people found this useful

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