We are delighted to share with you the latest issue of the publication from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice, Inside Arbitration.

In addition to sharing knowledge and insights about the markets and industries in which our clients operate, the publication offers personal perspectives of our international arbitration partners from across the globe.

In this issue:

  • Joanne Cross, Assistant General Counsel for Dispute Resolution and Special Projects at BP gives us an insight on BP’s use of arbitration to resolve disputes, how BP lawyers work in an integrated way with external counsel, and how to get the best out of the arbitration process.
  • Simon Chapman reflects on the characteristics of a good advocate and his perspective on the arbitral process from his role as an arbitrator.
  • Paula Hodges QC and May Tai consider disputes in the telecoms sector looking at the various circumstances in which telecoms-related disputes arise and the suitability of arbitration to resolve them.
  • Alexei Panich, Nick Peacock, Alexander Gridasov, Hannah Ambrose and Vanessa Naish consider the practical impact of the recent Russian arbitration law reforms on those entering into Russia-related contracts.
  • Dr. Patricia Nacimiento comments on aspects of her commercial and investor-state arbitration practice and considers the relevance of public international law to the firm’s clients.
  • Vanessa Naish and Hannah Ambrose provide some bite-size top tips on managing an arbitration for in-house counsel. A podcast is available by using the QR code in the article should you wish to explore this topic further.
  • Brenda Horrigan, Leon Chung and Elizabeth Macknay comment on the development of Australia as a seat of arbitration, looking at specific features such as the legal framework, the attitude of the courts and the institutional support from ACICA and, for energy and resources contracts, PCERA.
  • Nick Peacock, Donny Surtani and Kritika Venugopal consider the most efficient and practical options for resolution of India-related disputes.

Herbert Smith Freehills offers our clients a number of Step-by-Step Guides Offering a practical overview of the arbitral process, including under the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC and SIAC Rules.  For more information, please see page 2 of #4 of the publication.

The full digital edition can be downloaded in PDF by clicking on this link.

We hope that you enjoy reading Issue #4 of Inside Arbitration. We would welcome your feedback.