Arbitration World

From the Editors
Welcome to the 23rd edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates' International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic arbitration for executives and in-house counsel with responsibility for dispute resolution.

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In this issue:

1. Enforcement of Arbitration Awards against Sovereigns in Practice 
By Wieger Wielinga, Omni Bridgeway

Insights and practical tips for the enforcement of arbitral awards against sovereign states and entities under their control.
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2. News From Around the World
By Sean Kelsey (London)
Our usual global survey of key recent developments in international commercial arbitration.
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3. World Investment Treaty Arbitration Update 
By Wojciech Sadowski and Anna Leszczynska (Warsaw)

An update on the latest news from the investor-state arbitration scene.
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4. Australia's International Arbitration Regime - On the Fast Track to "International Best Practice"
By Christopher Keane (Sydney)

A survey of the legislative change, judicial support, and growing institutional underpinnings which help explain Australia's increasing desirability as a forum for international arbitration.
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5. The 2013 SIAC Rules 
By Paras Lalwani (Singapore)

Key changes introduced by the 5th edition of the SIAC Rules, published on 1 April 2013.
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6. Changes to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre's ("HKIAC") Administered Arbitration Rules 
By Christopher Tung and Citrine Ho (Hong Kong)

An introduction to some of the ways in which the Administered Arbitration Rules of the HKIAC will change with effect from 1 November 2013.
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7. Violation of Public Policy as a Ground for Refusal of Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitration Awards in Russia 
By Elena Sabirzanova (Moscow)

New guidance from the Russian Federation's Supreme Commercial Court. 
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8. The Cyprus Bailout: Potential Avenues Available to Affected Investors
By Ania Farren (London)

BITs, ECHR, and other possible routes of recourse for investors losing out as a result of the reorganisation of Cypriot banking.
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9. Multiparty Mediation
By Louis Degos and Dara Akchoti (Paris)

Thoughts and reflections on the particular challenges posed by multiparty mediation, and the opportunities for creative dispute resolution it can provide.
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10. Don't Trip On The Steps: Tiered Arbitration Clauses Part I: England
By Martin King (London)

The first of a two-part examination of approaches in different jurisdictions to arbitration agreements which provide for the multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses.
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11. Unilateral Jurisdiction Clauses in light of the Cour de Cassation's Decision in Mme. X v Rothschild
By Sean Kelsey and Justin Joshi (London)

Assessing the impact of a recent high-profile decision of France's highest court with respect to 'asymmetric' dispute resolution clauses.
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12. What Treatment is an Investor/Investment Protected Against? A Primer on Protecting Foreign Investments (Part 3)
By Wojciech Sadowski (Warsaw) and Ania Farren (London)

The third installment in our regular feature on protecting foreign investments, focussing on the type of protections potentially available.
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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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