This book offers a series of commentaries on noteworthy arbitral awards and court decisions on arbitration. All contributions focus on the practice of arbitration. Influential authors with proven arbitration experience share their insights on celebrated and less well-known cases, drawn from various countries, various arbitration institutions and including both commercial and investment arbitration. This collection of essays celebrates the work and scholarship of Hans van Houtte, who has been a professor of international commercial arbitration at the University of Leuven for more than 20 years. In addition to his widely -praised contribution to the theory of arbitration, Professor Van Houtte has built a long career in the practice of arbitration, presiding over a vast array of arbitral tribunals and holding appointments to international tribunals, most recently as president of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.Hans van Houtte has always been concerned with the practical usefulness of scholarly writings, and this book respects this approach.
This volume will prove essential for all arbitration practitioners and will also be of great interest also to academics and research students with an interest in international arbitration.
Professor Hans van Houtte: A Short Biographical Sketch [the editors]Professor Hans van Houtte: A View from the Workfloor[the editors]Fusion of Common Law and Civil Law Traditions in International Arbitration Julian DM LewI The Arbitrator1 The Regionalisation of International Arbitration: Maintaining International Standards in Appointing Arbitrators A Comment on Jivraj v Hashwani C Mark Baker and Lucy Greenwood 2 Sailing the Waters: The Need for Good Navigation, the Right Decision and the Requirement of Confidence A Comment on Republic of Mauritius v United Kingdom O.L.O. de Witt Wijnen3 Impartiality and Independence of the Arbitrator. A View from Brussels A Comment on Republic of Poland v Eureko BV et alFrancoise Lefevre and Nicolas Resimont4 On Shifting Players and Roles in the Process of Challenging Arbitrators A Comment on Sundra Rajoo v Mohamed Abd Majed and Persuatan Penapis Minyak Swait Malaysia (Poram)Tibor Varady5 Equality of Information and Impartiality of the Arbitrator A Comment on Adrian Mutu v Chelsea Football Club Limited Decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal of 10 June 2010Georg von Segesser6 Qualified Investment Arbitrators? A Comment on Arbitrators in Investment ArbitrationsAlbert Jan van den BergII The Arbitral Process7 Force Majeure in International Contract Law A Comment on National Oil Corporation v Sun OilKlaus Peter Berger and Olivia Johanna Erdelyi8 Setting Aside an Arbitral Award for Misconduct of the Arbitrator A Comment on Galway City Council v Samuel Kingston Construction Ltd and Geoffrey F HawkerNael G Bunni9 The European Court of Human Rights and Interim Measures Ordered by an Arbitral Tribunal 87 A Comment on Micallef v MaltaLuc Demeyere10 Arbitration Pending under the EU Insolvency Regulation A Comment on Syska v VivendiDirk de Meulemeester11 A Troubling Decision for the Construction Industry: The Persero Case A Comment on CRW Joint Operation v PT Perushahaan Gas Negara (Persero)Paul-A Gelinas12 An Attempt at an Innovative Arbitral Solution A Comment on a Dispute over a Consignment of BeansLord David Hacking13 Back to Basics. Or Why the So-called 'Group of Companies Doctrine' Should Be Disregarded Once and for All A Comment on Dow Chemical v Isover Saint GobainBernard Hanotiau and Barbara Den Tandt14 Arbitration and Insolvency A Comment on Elektrim v Vivendi (Switzerland)Wolfgang Kuhn15 Is Vivendi Good Law in Switzerland? Distinguishing a Not-so-Distinguished Judgment A Comment on Elektrim v Vivendi (Switzerland)Pierre A Karrer16 Institutional Arbitration Rules: Do They Deserve More Deference from the Judiciary? 149 Comments on Tecnimont and other casesAlexis Mourre17 Nailing Corruption: Thoughts for a Gardener A Comment on World Duty Free Company Ltd v The Republic of KenyaSophie Nappert18 The Politics of Class Action: Jurisdiction, Fairness and Vindication of Rights A Comment on Stolt-Nielsen SA v AnimalFeeds Intl Corp and AT&T Mobility LLC v ConcepcionWilliam W Park19 Liability of Arbitral Institutions in International Arbitration A Comment on Societe Filature Francaise de Mohair v Federation Francaises des Industries Lainieres et CotonnieresCharles Price20 The Arbitrability of Intra-corporate Disputes in a German GmbH A Comment on OLG Frankfurt am Main, 2010Hilmar Raeschke-Kessler21 Theory and Practice: The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and Revision of Awards A Comment on Islamic Republic of Iran and United States of America Decision No DEC 134-A3/A8/A9/A14/B61-FTVera van Houtte-van Poppel22 The Scrutton Award on Interest (1883) A Comment on Parthenia M/S v The Executors of the Late Ralph FirbankVV Veeder23 Arbitration of Distribution Disputes Revisited A Comment on Sebastian International Inc v Common Market Cosmetics NVPatrick Wautelet24 The Arbitrability of Agency Agreements A Comment on Air Transat AT Inc v Air Agencies BelgiumDidier Matray and Francoise VidtsIII Arbitration and International Law25 BITs and EU Law: The Next Round A Comment on European Commission v Slovak RepublicChristoph Liebscher26 The CME/Lauder Saga or Pragae Caemeterium? A Tale of Two Parallel Investment Treaty Arbitrations A Comment on CME Czech Republic BV v Czech Republic and Lauder v Czech RepublicKaj Hober27 The Methanex Arbitration The Elaboration of a Legal Standard on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration A Comment on Methanex v United States Herman Verbist28 Glimpses of International Humanitarian Law in International Claims: Three Early Cases A Comment on Claim of Heirs of Jules Brun et alJohn R Crook and Lucy F ReedIV Arbitration and European law29 The Prospects of Eco Swiss v Benetton for International Commercial Arbitration A Comment on Eco Swiss v BenettonGeorge A Bermann30 Arbitration in the Crosshairs of EC Regulation No 44/2001: West Tankers and its Legacy A Comment on Allianz SpA and Generali Assicurazioni Generali SpA v West Tankers IncJohan Erauw and Clive Rommelaere
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Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 14th September 2012
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 18.2
Weight (kg): 0.828