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U.S. Supreme Court: No FAA “wholly groundless” exception to tribunal’s jurisdiction over questions of arbitrability

15 January 2019 Christian Albanesi; Adam Lurie, United States of America

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The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a unanimous ruling holding that courts may not decide issues of arbitrability where the underlying arbitration agreement delegates such determinations to the arbitrator, even where the arbitration bid is argued to be “wholly groundless.”  The decision—which resolved a long-running split among lower courts—is further evidence of a continuing U.S. trend in favor of parties’ rights to contract for arbitration.

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Adopting a compliance approach to fight corruption and protect investments

30 November 2017 Christian Albanesi; Adam Lurie; Caitlin Potratz, England & Wales; Latin America; North America

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At the 15th annual International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Miami Conference earlier this month, one of the programme’s top-line issues for discussion was the matter of a “compliance” approach to arbitration. Here, Christian Albanesi (Head of Latin American Arbitration), Adam Lurie (US Head of Litigation and Government Investigations), and Caitlin Potratz (Senior US Associate), outline their stance on the topic.  

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Some reflections on unmeritorious challenges to arbitrators

22 August 2017 Christian Albanesi, Europe; Latin America; United States of America

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There is a general perception that unmeritorious challenges to arbitrators are on the rise. Is this really the case, how can they be identified and what can be done about them? Christian Albanesi, our Head of Latin American Arbitration, offers some thoughts.

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Common trends in international arbitration in Latin America

14 November 2016 Christian Albanesi, Latin America

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To kick off the 14th edition of the ICC Miami Conference, the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) biggest arbitration event of the year, Linklaters’ head of Latin America Arbitration Christian Albanesi provided his insight into the region’s international arbitration trends in this guest column for ICC.

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