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International Commercial Mediation And Dispute Resolution Contracts, Nadja ALEXANDER, Natasha TUNKEL 2022 Singapore Management University

International Commercial Mediation And Dispute Resolution Contracts, Nadja Alexander, Natasha Tunkel

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

Every transaction has the potential to go wrong and international commercial contracts are not spared this plight. It is when an international commercial contract fails – irrespective of the reasons, that the impact of different legal and cultural backgrounds of the parties come to light. The obvious venue for commercial disputes to be decided is generally understood to be in court (litigation)2 or before an arbitral tribunal (arbitration)3. However, there are numerous other alternative dispute mechanisms4 available to parties that are less well known and also deserve consideration; not least because they offer parties methods of resolving the dispute ...


Inconsistency Crisis And Reformative Proposals Of Investor-State Arbitration System- Umbrella Clauses Considered, Abdallah Elsayed 2022 American University in Cairo

Inconsistency Crisis And Reformative Proposals Of Investor-State Arbitration System- Umbrella Clauses Considered, Abdallah Elsayed

Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of investment treaties is to provide guarantees and protections for the investors in order to maintain the flow of foreign direct investment. As a consequence, when disputed, an adjudicator confronts a dilemma of figuring out the actual intention that the parties consented to. As for umbrella clauses are concerned, an interpreter falls into a loop to attain whether the parties consented to prioritize investor’s interest and elevate any contractual breach to the level of a treaty breach, or to consider the state’s regulatory power. The root could be traced to the interpretation process itself. Human ...


Table Of Contents And Masthead, Katelyn Leeveriphan 2022 Pepperdine University

Table Of Contents And Masthead, Katelyn Leeveriphan

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Can Islamic Law Principles Regarding Settlement Of Criminal Disputes Solve The Problem Of The U.S. Mass Incarceration?, Amin R. Yacoub, Becky Briggs 2022 Pepperdine University

Can Islamic Law Principles Regarding Settlement Of Criminal Disputes Solve The Problem Of The U.S. Mass Incarceration?, Amin R. Yacoub, Becky Briggs

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

The mass incarceration crisis in the United States (US) remains a vexing issue to this day. Although the US incarcerated population has decreased by twenty-five percent amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the US remains a leading country in the number of incarcerated people per capita. Focusing on Islamic law principles governing settlement in criminal cases, the rehabilitative approach of the Icelandic criminal justice model, and the powerful role of prosecutors in serving justice, this research argues that integrating settlement and mediation into the prosecutorial proceedings will significantly reduce mass incarceration in the US.


Indiana In The Midst Of #Metoo: The Argument For Enforcing Arbitration In Sexual Harassment Claims, Jonathan Cisneros 2022 Pepperdine University

Indiana In The Midst Of #Metoo: The Argument For Enforcing Arbitration In Sexual Harassment Claims, Jonathan Cisneros

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This note argues that it is in the best interest of sexual harassment victims and the state of Indiana to not follow suit in passing legislation that prohibits employers from requiring mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment cases. This is based on an analysis of the potential factors underlying Indiana’s current lack of legislative movement, the weight of the arguments for and against mandatory arbitration, and consideration of the preemption issues surrounding state laws banning mandatory arbitration. Part II sets the foundation for this note by laying out the most pertinent parts of the FAA and analyzing how the U ...


A Reaction To Systemic Inaction: Breaking The Congressional Logjam Where It Counts, Nicholas W. Archibald 2022 Pepperdine University

A Reaction To Systemic Inaction: Breaking The Congressional Logjam Where It Counts, Nicholas W. Archibald

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

William Marshall proposed that congressional inaction threatening “the ability of the government to function” should be “subject to constitutional scrutiny.” This article is a response to Marshall’s proposal and offers a potential solution based on alternative dispute resolution rather than the courts. When faced with seemingly insurmountable differences, Congress must look to alternative dispute resolution to reach a breakthrough on critical issues. This paper proposes the creation of a Mediation Office to assist Congress in coming to these breakthroughs. This mechanism could also possibly intervene when the issue is between Congress and the President. Part II of this article ...


You Be The Judge: Analyzing When The Federal Arbitration Act's Judicial Review Standards Apply In State Court, Max Birmingham 2022 Pepperdine University

You Be The Judge: Analyzing When The Federal Arbitration Act's Judicial Review Standards Apply In State Court, Max Birmingham

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article addresses whether, when the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs an arbitration, the FAA’s judicial review standards apply in state court and preempt application of different state law judicial review standards. This argument proceeds as follows: Part I provides an introduction. Part II analyzes the procedural reform intent of the FAA and why the statute seeks to standardize the arbitration process. Part III reviews the judicial review of arbitration awards as promulgated in Hall Street Associates, L.L.C. v. Mattel, Inc. Part IV reviews the generations of FAA cases which have been held to be preempted by ...


Restricting Double-Hatting To Safeguard International Arbitrations, Yasaschandra Devarakonda 2022 Pepperdine University

Restricting Double-Hatting To Safeguard International Arbitrations, Yasaschandra Devarakonda

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Double-hatting is when an individual plays the dual role of an arbitrator and a legal counsel—a concept first introduced by Professor P. Sands during an IBA conference in 2009. While it hampers the credibility of the arbitral process, its proponents oppose a complete prohibition reflecting on its benefits. The author hypothesizes that this issue has been inadequately addressed in international commercial arbitrations in juxtaposition to international investment arbitrations. Supporting this, the author introduces the concept, tracing its judicial landscape and scholarly discourse in investment arbitrations highlighting the need to adopt a similar approach in commercial arbitrations. Thereafter, the definition ...


Micro-Mediation: A New First Step On The Mixed-Mode Alternative Dispute Resolution Ladder In Higher Education, Joseph C. Alfe 2022 Pepperdine University

Micro-Mediation: A New First Step On The Mixed-Mode Alternative Dispute Resolution Ladder In Higher Education, Joseph C. Alfe

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Higher education is fraught with disputes on both a macro and micro level. In a broad sense, institutions of higher education serve as a focal point for many disparate cultures, economic strata, ages, genders, races, ideologies, and other societal influences, and concentrates them within an insular community. Such an amalgamation of humanity is bound to produce conflicts of all kinds. These disputes can range from the elementary to the criminal. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 governs disputes rising to the level of sexual harassment or discrimination and are updated by periodic agency updates disseminated through “dear colleague ...


Lighting A Spark, Playing With Fire: Feminism, Emotions, And The Legal Imagination Of Campus Sexual Violence, Daniel Del Gobbo 2022 University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Lighting A Spark, Playing With Fire: Feminism, Emotions, And The Legal Imagination Of Campus Sexual Violence, Daniel Del Gobbo

Dalhousie Law Journal

Feminist law and policymakers have been inspired by collectively generated experiences of emotion that help to shape what counts as justice and injustice in campus sexual violence cases. Focusing on events surrounding the Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry in 2014–2015, this article explains how emotional incitements in the case contributed to an infrastructure that supported formal and specifically carceral responses to campus sexual violence. Correspondingly, this article explains why alternative modes of legal and political formation that challenged the premises of the formal law, including restorative justice, were misread by some commentators as a form of “weak justice” and ...


International Arbitration, Manuel Liatowitsch, Jonathan Blank, Jeffrey Rosenthal, Martine Forneret, Emily Scherker, Peter Ashford, Sabrina Janzik, Julianne Jaquith, Dawn Yamane Hewett, Rebecca Soquier, Helen Tang, Branda Horrigan, Anne Hoffman, Mitchell Dearness, Markus Schifferl, Christopher Boog, Benjamin Gottlieb, Diepiriye Anga, Sergey Morozov, Markian Malskyy, Oksana Karel, Anowar Zahid, Chad Catterwell, Cyril Cotterall-Debay, William Langran, Timur I. Sen, Keara A. Bergin, Christopher P. DeNicola 2022 Southern Methodist University

International Arbitration, Manuel Liatowitsch, Jonathan Blank, Jeffrey Rosenthal, Martine Forneret, Emily Scherker, Peter Ashford, Sabrina Janzik, Julianne Jaquith, Dawn Yamane Hewett, Rebecca Soquier, Helen Tang, Branda Horrigan, Anne Hoffman, Mitchell Dearness, Markus Schifferl, Christopher Boog, Benjamin Gottlieb, Diepiriye Anga, Sergey Morozov, Markian Malskyy, Oksana Karel, Anowar Zahid, Chad Catterwell, Cyril Cotterall-Debay, William Langran, Timur I. Sen, Keara A. Bergin, Christopher P. Denicola

The Year in Review

No abstract provided.


The Power Of International Nationality Courts When Settling Foreign Investment Disputes, Dr. Ibrahim Refaat EL BEHERRY 2022 Assistant Professor of Private International Law Faculty of Law - Helwan University – Egypt

The Power Of International Nationality Courts When Settling Foreign Investment Disputes, Dr. Ibrahim Refaat El Beherry

Journal Sharia and Law

States shall be sovereign in determining their nationality in accordance with their economic and social policies and circumstances. However, when international courts decide matters relating to their personal competence in international disputes, they may be called upon to rule on preliminary matters such as nationality. However, when these tribunals confer jurisdiction on themselves by this mission, they enjoy a broad discretion based on the general principles of people’s law, treaty law, case law, doctrine and the principle of jurisdiction-jurisdiction in arbitral matters. However, the scope of this recognized power is limited and its authorized investiture must not exceed the ...


Conflicts Of Laws And Jurisdictions In Indonesia-Related Arbitrations Seated In Singapore – Perspectives From The Tribunal, Gary F. Bell 2022 National University of Singapore, Singapore

Conflicts Of Laws And Jurisdictions In Indonesia-Related Arbitrations Seated In Singapore – Perspectives From The Tribunal, Gary F. Bell

Indonesia Law Review

This article discusses the issues of conflicts of laws that may arise when the parties, including an Indonesian party, have a contract governed by Indonesian law which includes an arbitration clause that states that the seat of the arbitration is Singapore. After discussing the rules of conflict of laws applicable to the choice of a substantive law governing the contract and the arbitration clause, the article discusses the difficulties that parties and the tribunal often face in an arbitration in which Indonesian law is the governing law. It then discusses conflict rules affecting the validity of the arbitration agreement and ...


Confidential Settlements For Professional Malpractice, Sande L. Buhai 2022 St. John's University School of Law

Confidential Settlements For Professional Malpractice, Sande L. Buhai

St. John's Law Review

(Excerpt)

A lawyer representing a plaintiff in a professional malpractice case advises her client not to file a complaint with the state regulatory body—the state bar, the medical board, or some other pertinent body—until later. The lawyer explains that she can offer to settle the case more favorably, more quickly, and at lower cost if they promise that, as part of the settlement, defendant’s malfeasance will never be reported to the state regulatory body responsible for ensuring professional competence in the area. This tactic may allow the client to negotiate a larger settlement because the defendant should ...


The Paga Saga, Tamar Meshel 2022 Pepperdine University

The Paga Saga, Tamar Meshel

Pepperdine Law Review

Employees routinely enter into employment contracts that contain arbitration ‎agreements and prohibit ‎them from bringing class and/or representative actions. These employees may therefore only bring claims against their ‎employers, ‎whether contractual or statutory, in arbitration on an individual basis. Such arbitration agreements and the class/representative action waivers that they contain are enforced nationwide pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). In California, however, a judge-made rule (the Iskanian rule) prohibits the enforcement of representative action waivers found in arbitration agreements with respect to employees’ claims of Labor Code violations under California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA). A ...


Hearing, Darius CHAN, Gerome GOH 2022 Singapore Management University

Hearing, Darius Chan, Gerome Goh

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

In certain international commercial arbitrations, for instance, in expedited proceedings under the auspices of various institutional rules, the tribunal may decide the dispute based on documentary evidence only. However, in most cases, hearings are generally conducted for the tribunal to hear examination of any factual or expert witness and/or for oral argument. It is not uncommon for there to be multiple hearings in a single arbitration, with each hearing focusing on specific procedural or substantive issues. The hearing is therefore a forum for the parties to adduce evidence and/or put forward their legal views in direct confrontation with ...


International Arbitration, Manuel Liatowitsch, Jeffrey Rosenthal, Martine Forneret, Emily Scherker, Peter Ashford, Sabrina Janzik, Matthew J. Weldon, Robert L. Houston, Christopher Boog, Benjamin Gottlieb, Gerard Meijer, Valerie Verberne, Michael Nueber, Alexander Bezborodov, Sergey Morozov, Bruno Guandalini, Hans-Christian Salger, Thomas Försterling, Diepiriye Anga, Sae Youn Kim, Andrew White, Anne Hoffmann, Chad Catterwell, Cyril Cotterall-Debay, William Langran, Timur I. Sen, Helen Tang, Rebecca Soquier, Tracey Cui, Briana Young, Jonathan Blank, Guido Carducci, Clifford J. Hendel, Tamari J. Lagvilava, Keara A. Bergin, Christopher P. DeNicola 2022 Southern Methodist University

International Arbitration, Manuel Liatowitsch, Jeffrey Rosenthal, Martine Forneret, Emily Scherker, Peter Ashford, Sabrina Janzik, Matthew J. Weldon, Robert L. Houston, Christopher Boog, Benjamin Gottlieb, Gerard Meijer, Valerie Verberne, Michael Nueber, Alexander Bezborodov, Sergey Morozov, Bruno Guandalini, Hans-Christian Salger, Thomas Försterling, Diepiriye Anga, Sae Youn Kim, Andrew White, Anne Hoffmann, Chad Catterwell, Cyril Cotterall-Debay, William Langran, Timur I. Sen, Helen Tang, Rebecca Soquier, Tracey Cui, Briana Young, Jonathan Blank, Guido Carducci, Clifford J. Hendel, Tamari J. Lagvilava, Keara A. Bergin, Christopher P. Denicola

The Year in Review

No abstract provided.


The New Bailments, Danielle D’Onfro 2022 University of Washington School of Law

The New Bailments, Danielle D’Onfro

Washington Law Review

The rise of cloud computing has dramatically changed how consumers and firms store their belongings. Property that owners once managed directly now exists primarily on infrastructure maintained by intermediaries. Consumers entrust their photos to Apple instead of scrapbooks; businesses put their documents on Amazon’s servers instead of in file cabinets; seemingly everything runs in the cloud. Were these belongings tangible, the relationship between owner and intermediary would be governed by the common-law doctrine of bailment. Bailments are mandatory relationships formed when one party entrusts their property to another. Within this relationship, the bailees owe the bailors a duty of ...


Developing Brunei Darussalam As An Asean Hub For International Islamic Finance Dispute Resolution: Opportunity Or Over-Ambition?, Nobumichi TERAMURA 2022 University of Brunei Darussalam

Developing Brunei Darussalam As An Asean Hub For International Islamic Finance Dispute Resolution: Opportunity Or Over-Ambition?, Nobumichi Teramura

Centre for Commercial Law in Asia

International dispute resolution is only at an early stage of development in Brunei. Although the government established the Brunei Darussalam Arbitration Centre (BDAC) in 2014 to provide domestic and international users with arbitration and mediation services, the institution has yet to attract a significant caseload. This is in contrast with neighbouring countries such as Singapore (a regional hub for international dispute resolution) and Malaysia (an active and rising centre of dispute settlement). Their flagship arbitration institutions, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration), handle ...


A New Playbook To Win Without Compromise: Executive Strategies To Leverage Culture And Conflict, Unlock The Power Of Unity, And Satisfy All, Mariana Hernandez-Crespo Gonstead 2022 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

A New Playbook To Win Without Compromise: Executive Strategies To Leverage Culture And Conflict, Unlock The Power Of Unity, And Satisfy All, Mariana Hernandez-Crespo Gonstead

University of St. Thomas Law Journal

No abstract provided.


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