New Jersey Seeks to Become Center Of International Arbitration

Sello Estado de New Jersey2017 | Febrero 16
New Jersey has taken the first step toward becoming a global center of international arbitration by enacting the International Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation Act (the “Act”) on February 6, 2017. The Act provides the framework for making New Jersey an attractive destination for resolving international business and trade disputes.
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CETA: ¿Qué hay detrás de las 1.500 páginas del acuerdo económico?

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)2017 | Febrero 16
10 años de negociaciones. 7 reuniones de alto nivel entre la UE y Canadá. 1.598 páginas. 2 bloqueos resueltos con pactos maratonianos. La aprobación del Parlamento Europeo por dos tercios de la euro-cámara. Y aún queda la ratificación de los 28 parlamentos europeos. El recorrido del CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), el tratado de libre comercio entre la Unión Europea y Canadá, ha sido largo y duro de roer. De momento, se aplicará de manera provisional a partir de abril hasta que los estados miembros den el visto bueno.
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ICC says African regions contribute to new arbitration cases record in 2016

ICC Arbitration2017 | Febrero 10
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has said Africa has contributed to record figures for new cases filed for administration under ICC rules in 2016. According to preliminary statistics released in January, a total of 966 new cases administered by the court were filed last year – involving 3,099 parties from 137 countries – which the court said was a record in its 94-year history.
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Procurador de Ecuador: Hay un patrón de conducta en arbitraje internacional a nivel mundial en donde casos de empresas grandes obtienen una compensación

Ministerio Justicia Ecuador2017 | Febrero 10
El fallo final de un Tribunal Arbitral Internacional determinó que Ecuador deberá pagar US$379 millones de dólares más intereses a la compañía Burlington. Han existido cuestionamientos acerca de que el país “siempre pierde, pese a tener la razón”. Ante esto, el procurador General del Estado, Diego García, explicó que “no es exacto que siempre obtengamos un resultado contrario. Tenemos casos grandes u otros más pequeños en los que hemos tenido resultados favorables”.
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Is an Unsigned Arbitration Agreement Enforceable?

Arbitraje2017 | Febrero 7
As courts repeatedly have emphasized, arbitration agreements are ­contracts. That means we have to consider the law of mutual assent in determining whether the parties entered into a ­binding arbitration ­agreement and whether a ­countersignature is required.
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SVAMC’s 2017 “Tech List” Names the World’s Leading Technology Arbitrators and Mediators

Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC)2017 | Febrero 7
Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC), a leading not-for-profit that advances the use of arbitration and mediation in technology and technology-related business disputes in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world, today released its highly anticipated 2017 List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals.
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Bill to restore authority of rabbinical courts advances

Torah, Rabbinical Courts2017 | Febrero 5
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved Sunday a bill granting rabbinical courts the power to serve as arbitrators in cases involving civil law.

The bill, which was initiated by MKs Uri Maklev and Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism), is intended to restore the power the rabbinical courts had until about a decade ago, when the Supreme Court removed the authority to serve as arbitrators in cases involving civil law from the rabbinical courts. Sigue leyendo

Three myths about arbitration in Romania

Ensayos

2017 | Enero 30
While it is common knowledge for law professionals that parties bound by commercial contracts have, according to Romanian law, the legal option to defer their contractual disputes to arbitration as an alternative to state courts, such option remains rather unknown to the Romanian business environment. This explains why a number of misconceptions and myths about arbitration have appeared in time and – sadly – continue to deprive business entities from a method of commercial dispute resolution which can be competent, flexible, confidential, and efficient.
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Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]

Derechos Civiles Discriminación Género2017 | Enero 27
Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]
Second Reading
Moved by Baroness Cox

[Baroness, Lady Cox]
My Lords, I am profoundly grateful to all noble Lords speaking in this debate and to many other noble Lords who have expressed their support for the Bill but are unable to be in their place today. The Bill seeks to address two interrelated issues: the suffering of women oppressed by religiously sanctioned gender discrimination, and a rapidly developing alternative quasi-legal system which undermines the fundamental principle of one law for all.

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New efforts rolled out to promote arbitration

Ruanda2017 | Enero 27
New efforts have been rolled out to enhance the capacity of mediators to help reduce the number of cases going to courts.

This was announced in Kigali at the opening of a three-day seminar bringing together US mediators, Rwandan justice stakeholders and lawyers on Wednesday.
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The China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre

CAJAC | China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre2017 | Enero 26
The China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre (CAJAC) was established in August 2015 to address resolution of commercial disputes between Chinese and African parties.

The Beijing Consensus, calling for a joint dispute resolution framework to be developed between China and Africa, was signed in June 2015 by a wide range of Chinese trade commissions, arbitral bodies and universities, as well as delegates from Africa. It was followed by the signing of a similar consensus in Johannesburg in August 2015, resulting in the establishment of CAJAC.
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Junta de Conciliación y Arbitraje en Córdoba, trabaja para resarcir rezago histórico

Laboral2017 | Enero 26
Los malos manejos de los titulares anteriores en la Junta de Conciliación y Arbitraje provocaron un rezago en las demandas laborales y juicios entre empresa y trabajador, por ello que hoy la nueva titular trabaja al máximo para resarcir esos temas.
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Record number of new arbitration cases filed in 2016

Estadística2017 | Enero 24
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) had a banner year in 2016, buoyed by record numbers of arbitration cases filed in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
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El PP solicita al Gobierno de España medidas para potenciar el arbitraje y la mediación

Partido Popular2017 | Enero 21
La viceportavoz del Grupo Parlamentario Popular, Isabel María Soler, ha pedido al Gobierno de España, a través de una moción en la Asamblea Regional, la puesta en marcha de medidas para potenciar el arbitraje y la mediación, “dos procesos que otorgan a los ciudadanos una papel protagonista en la resolución de conflictos asegurando las garantías de libertad y seguridad”, ha afirmado.
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Bruselas presenta en Davos el tribunal de arbitraje que quiere para futuros tratados comerciales

Unión Europea2017 | Enero 20
Se inspira en el acordado con Canadá para el CETA: una corte permanente al margen de la justicia ordinaria con posibilidad de apelación y jueces en exclusividad. Sería multilateral y ya no habría que negociar un sistema de resolución de conflictos en cada uno de los acuerdos comerciales que firme la UE en el futuro.
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Mercadona se adhiere al Sistema Arbitral de Consum de Catalunya

Consumo2017 | Enero 20
Mercadona se ha adherido al Sistema Arbitral de Consum (Jacc), mecanismo promovido por la Agència Catalana de Consum (ACC) que representa una garantía de calidad añadida porque, en caso de conflicto, las dos partes pueden aceptar los procedimientos de la mediación y el arbitraje de consumo con medios extrajudiciales, ha informado la Generalitat este viernes en un comunicado.
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Gallardo apuesta por la vía judicial frente al arbitraje

Hipotecario2017 | Enero 18
El magistrado de la Sección 5ª de la Audiencia Provincial de Sevilla, Conrado Gallardo, pone en duda  el sistema de resolución extrajudicial que pretende aprobar el Gobierno mediante Decreto-Ley, si la fórmula final es el arbitraje, un sistema que directamente excluye al preferir antes un juez que un tercero “elegido no sabemos por quién”, que imponga su criterio.

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Nacionalizaciones dejan seis procesos pendientes

Banco Mundial2017 | Enero 17
De 20 procesos en materia de arbitraje internacional que se iniciaron contra Bolivia por las nacionalizaciones entre 2004 y 2012, seis aún están vigentes, informó el Procurador General del Estado, Héctor Arce.
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New UAE Penal Law Allowing for the Imprisonment of Biased Arbitrators Leads to Widespread Concern and Uncertainty in International Arbitration Community

Penal2017 | Enero 17
Through a recent amendment to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code, any arbitrators, experts, or translators who issue biased decisions or opinions in UAE arbitration proceedings may now be subject to criminal liability. The new law has led to widespread concern and uncertainty in the international arbitration community.
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Supreme Court to Decide If Employee Arbitration Clauses Are Enforceable Nationwide

Tribunal Supremo EEUU2017 | Enero 17
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether companies can head off costly class action lawsuits by forcing employees to give up their right to pursue work-related legal claims in court as a group. Sigue leyendo

Online justice: why courts should explore emerging digital possibilities

ODR2017 | Enero 16
P
eople in all societies have disputes. In advanced legal systems the dominant approach to resolving them has been to instruct lawyers and appear before courts. But with the internet, advanced hardware and cutting-edge software coming on-stream, the days of fetching up in front of a judge with bulging case-files are beginning to change – though rather faster in some parts of the world than others.
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Arbitrage international : renforcer l’attrait de la Suisse

Arbitraje2017 | Enero 16
Lors de sa séance du 11 janvier 2017, le Conseil fédéral a envoyé en consultation un projet de révision de la loi fédérale sur le droit international privé visant à rendre la place arbitrale suisse encore plus attrayante. Il propose de flexibiliser la règlementation et de renforcer le système actuel, qui a fait ses preuves. La consultation durera jusqu’au 31 mai 2017.
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Lack of industry experience stifling use of arbitration for tech disputes

Telecomunicaciones2017 | Enero 16
Arbitrators’ lack of industry expertise is stifling the use of international arbitration for resolving technology disputes, according to a study by Pinsent Masons and academics.

Despite being recognised as well suited for TMT disputes by 92 per cent of disputes lawyers, an analysis of the usage of dispute resolution mechanisms over the last five years found international arbitration continues to trail behind litigation as a resolution method, being used for just 35 per cent of disputes.
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