In this short video in our Observations on Arbitration series, Professional Support Consultants Vanessa Naish and Hannah Ambrose talk about the myths and realities surrounding the arbitration process. The discussion draws out key points and common misconceptions about arbitration, touching on costs and duration, confidentiality, party autonomy, availability of interim relief, summary judgment and enforcement of arbitral awards.
For more information, please contact Vanessa Naish, Professional Support Consultant, Hannah Ambrose, Professional Support Consultant or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact.
In this short video in our Observations on Arbitration series, Mathias Wittinghofer, Partner in our International Arbitration practice, considers the role of the state courts at different stages of an arbitration. Mathias discusses how the courts can support the arbitral process in various ways, including in relation to appointing or challenging arbitrators. He also considers the role of the court in jurisdictional challenges and on enforcement of an award.
In this video post in the “Observations on Arbitration” series, Christian Leathley provides an Introduction to the Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) Standard in investment arbitration. Christian discusses the circumstances in which the FET standard has been applied, and the key elements of the FET standard, as developed by tribunals in investment arbitrations.
Andrew Cannon, Partner in our International Arbitration and Public International Law practices has posted a short video on our Public International Law Notes blog on “State immunity and waiver of immunity issues in English law”. Andrew discusses the restrictive doctrine of immunity enshrined in the English State Immunity Act 1978 and describes the steps a party should take in dealing with a state to ensure an effective of waiver in respect of jurisdiction and enforcement. To view the video, please click here.
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In the “Observations on Arbitration” series, Christian Leathley considers the impact of the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration.
For further information, please contact Christian Leathley, Partner, Hannah Ambrose, Professional Support Consultant or Vanessa Naish, Professional Support Consultant.