K&LNG’s Arbitration World (U.S. Version), Winter 2005/2006

By Thomas E. Birsic, Ian Meredith, Linda A. Kent, Peter R. Morton, Kelly D. Talcott, Matthew E. Smith and Clare Tanner.

Arbitration World highlights the significant developments and issues in international arbitration that matter to in-house counsel and company executives with responsibility for dispute resolution.

Welcome to the first edition of “Arbitration World,” a publication from Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP’s Arbitration Group.  “Arbitration World” aims to highlight significant developments and issues in international arbitration that matter to in-house counsel and company executives with responsibility for dispute resolution.

In this issue we will be covering some recent decisions of the European Court of Justice which serve to highlight the benefits of agreements to arbitrate, and some English case law developments including a House of Lords decision re-affirming the English court’s noninterventionist approach to arbitration.

We look at the growing importance of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and how they might be used not only in claims by investors against governments of developing nations, but also in claims against Western States.

The issue also provides an up-date on developments in Dubai, Russia and China, all of which are evolving as important arbitration centres.  Insurance coverage disputes are commonly resolved through arbitration, and we look at some issues that may arise in arbitrations under
‘Bermuda form’ excess liability insurance. We also report on the new FIDIC Conditions of Contract which are of particular importance in the construction and engineering sector.

Details are provided of the Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP hosted arbitration event in London on 23 March 2006 and forthcoming events in New York and San Francisco.

View the first edition of Arbitration World (U.S. Version) here.

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