Arbitration World

by K&L Gates LLP

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.

To view Arbitration World, click here.

To download a printable PDF of the publication, open the link above and click on the far right icon in the magazine toolbar at the top of the page.
We hope you find this edition of Arbitration World of interest, and we welcome any feedback (email or

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.
To view this article, click here.

2. News From Around the World
By Sean Kelsey (London)
Our usual global survey of key recent developments in international commercial arbitration.
To view this article, click here.

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.
To view this article, click here.

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.
To view this article, click here.

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.
To view this article, click here.

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.
To view this article, click here.

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. 
To view this article, click here.

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.
To view this article, click here.

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.
To view this article, click here.

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.
To view this article, click here.

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.
To view this article, click here.

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.
To view this article, click here.


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.

© K&L Gates LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

K&L Gates LLP

K&L Gates LLP on:

Readers' Choice 2017
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
Privacy Policy (Updated: October 8, 2015):

JD Supra provides users with access to its legal industry publishing services (the "Service") through its website (the "Website") as well as through other sources. Our policies with regard to data collection and use of personal information of users of the Service, regardless of the manner in which users access the Service, and visitors to the Website are set forth in this statement ("Policy"). By using the Service, you signify your acceptance of this Policy.

Information Collection and Use by JD Supra

JD Supra collects users' names, companies, titles, e-mail address and industry. JD Supra also tracks the pages that users visit, logs IP addresses and aggregates non-personally identifiable user data and browser type. This data is gathered using cookies and other technologies.

The information and data collected is used to authenticate users and to send notifications relating to the Service, including email alerts to which users have subscribed; to manage the Service and Website, to improve the Service and to customize the user's experience. This information is also provided to the authors of the content to give them insight into their readership and help them to improve their content, so that it is most useful for our users.

JD Supra does not sell, rent or otherwise provide your details to third parties, other than to the authors of the content on JD Supra.

If you prefer not to enable cookies, you may change your browser settings to disable cookies; however, please note that rejecting cookies while visiting the Website may result in certain parts of the Website not operating correctly or as efficiently as if cookies were allowed.

Email Choice/Opt-out

Users who opt in to receive emails may choose to no longer receive e-mail updates and newsletters by selecting the "opt-out of future email" option in the email they receive from JD Supra or in their JD Supra account management screen.


JD Supra takes reasonable precautions to insure that user information is kept private. We restrict access to user information to those individuals who reasonably need access to perform their job functions, such as our third party email service, customer service personnel and technical staff. However, please note that no method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of user information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.

If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your user information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development and, if so, will endeavor to do so as promptly as practicable under the circumstances.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information JD Supra Collects

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, JD Supra will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary to: (1) comply with applicable laws; (2) respond to governmental inquiries or requests; (3) comply with valid legal process; (4) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of JD Supra, users of the Service, Website visitors or the public; (5) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; and (6) enforce our Terms & Conditions of Use.

In the event there is a change in the corporate structure of JD Supra such as, but not limited to, merger, consolidation, sale, liquidation or transfer of substantial assets, JD Supra may, in its sole discretion, transfer, sell or assign information collected on and through the Service to one or more affiliated or unaffiliated third parties.

Links to Other Websites

This Website and the Service may contain links to other websites. The operator of such other websites may collect information about you, including through cookies or other technologies. If you are using the Service through the Website and link to another site, you will leave the Website and this Policy will not apply to your use of and activity on those other sites. We encourage you to read the legal notices posted on those sites, including their privacy policies. We shall have no responsibility or liability for your visitation to, and the data collection and use practices of, such other sites. This Policy applies solely to the information collected in connection with your use of this Website and does not apply to any practices conducted offline or in connection with any other websites.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. Please refer to the date at the top of this page to determine when this Policy was last revised. Any changes to our privacy policy will become effective upon posting of the revised policy on the Website. By continuing to use the Service or Website following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, in whole or part, please do not continue using the Service or the Website.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, your dealings with this Web site, or if you would like to change any of the information you have provided to us, please contact us at:

- hide
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.