In Dawood Rawat v The Republic of Mauritius (Rawat), an investment treaty tribunal was tasked with deciding competing applications for interim measures. In dealing with the parties' requests, the Tribunal addressed a number of current issues in international arbitration, including the tests for interim measures and security for costs, the link between third-party funding and access to justice and the principles that apply where a Most Favoured Nation (MFN) clause is invoked to establish jurisdiction. Read Full Article Here - Case comment [...]
Arbitration Case Note: The Federal Court of Australia again reinforces Australia as an arbitration friendly jurisdiction.
WDR Delaware Corporation v Hydrox Holdings Pty Ltd Background WDR, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lowes, a US-based home improvement company, entered into a joint venture agreement with Woolworths, an Australian-based retail company, to open hardware and home improvement stores in Australia and New Zealand. The joint venture agreement spawned Hydrox Holdings Pty Ltd, a registered Australian company. Woolworths owned two thirds of the shares in Hydrox and Lowes (through WDR) owned the other third. Hydrox has always operated at [...]
It sounds miraculous. Using the scent of lavender or lemon and serving hot drinks to parties can help them solve problems more creatively and act more reasonably. Some legal commentators claim the integration of mediation and neuroscience will revolutionise the process of settling cases. But is this touting of neuroscience research just the latest fad in the field, the phrenology of the 21st century? What does it add to practice of mediation? Read Full Article HERE Jean Di Marino was [...]
Why mediators should use BATNAs carefully The concept of Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement, or BATNA, is immensely useful in meditation. A coined termed by Roger Fisher and William Ury in the widely publicised book ‘Getting to Yes’, BATNA is the most advantageous alternative course of action that a party can take if negotiations fail to reach an agreement. Mediators often ask BATNAs to better gauge each parties’ zone of agreement. This term is widely adopted and used by [...]