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Judicial protection of investors in the EU: remedies offered by investment arbitration, the ECHR and EU law

17 April 2019 Guillaume Croisant; Xavier Taton, Europe

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Partner Xavier Taton and associate Guillaume Croisant, both from our Brussels office, have contributed to the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law.

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The publication of ICC Awards – New Approach to ICC Awards

10 April 2019 Akshay Sewlikar, Europe

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The ICC has recently released its Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of the Arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration (the “Note”). The Note intends to provide parties and tribunals with practical guidance on ICC arbitrations. It provides clarifications on various practical issues and concerns in an ICC arbitration, such as inter alia, the expedited arbitration procedure, scrutiny of the award and the submissions by amicus curiae.

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English High Court partially grants non-party request for documents relating to proceedings to remove arbitrator

04 April 2019 Hannah Lilley, England & Wales

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The English Commercial Court has allowed, in part, a non-party to access documents that were used in Commercial Court proceedings in support of an arbitration to remove an arbitrator, despite arbitration proceedings in England ordinarily giving rise to confidentiality obligations.

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Financial Services Disputes @ London International Disputes Week

Linklaters is excited to be hosting the London International Disputes Week (LIDW) seminar devoted to financial services disputes – which will take place on 7 May 2019 (14.00-17.00) at One Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ.

22 March 2019 Stephen Lacey, Europe

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Swedish Arbitration Act revised: making arbitration more efficient and easily accessible

On 1 March 2019, the revised Swedish Arbitration Act entered into effect following a nearly five-year long legislative process to update the Swedish Arbitration Act of 1999.

The revised Act aims to make the arbitration process more efficient and easily accessible, especially for non-Swedish parties, and ensures that Stockholm continues to be an attractive venue for international arbitration. The revisions strengthen party autonomy and provide for an efficient process which further facilitates the needs of international arbitration.

14 March 2019 Niclas Widjeskog; Maja Bjerkelund, Europe

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ICSID compendium of comments on proposed rule amendments and 2018 caseload statistics

Last month, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) published a compendium of state and public comments on proposed amendments to its procedural rules for resolving international investment disputes. It also issued a press release announcing its most recent caseload statistics, including details on the geography, industry and outcomes of new cases.

28 February 2019 Sadie Buls, Asia-Pacific; Europe; Latin America; Middle East; North America

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AG Bot concludes that CETA’s Investment Court System is compatible with EU law

On 7 September 2017, Belgium requested the opinion of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) on the compatibility with EU law of the Investment Court System (“ICS”) provided for by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (“CETA”).

In his much anticipated opinion rendered on 29 January 2019, Advocate General (“AG”) Bot considers that this mechanism for the settlement of investor-State disputes is compatible with the EU Treaties and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

21 February 2019 Guillaume Croisant, Europe

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