Enforcement of Cross-Border Online Arbitral Awards and Online Arbitration Agreements in National Courts

By Dr. Jur. Ihab Amro (Professor of Private Law and a practicing lawyer and an arbitrator; Ph.D. Athens, Greece).

This post examines firsthand whether online arbitration agreements (‘e-arbitration agreements’) and online arbitral awards (‘e-arbitral awards’) can be enforced in national courts under the UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958 (hereafter ‘The NYC’) despite the fact that there is no direct indication to the enforcement of such agreements and awards in this convention.

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The Global Pound Conference (GPC) in Geneva on the Future of Dispute Resolution – Does the Future Lie in Mediation and other Non-Adjudicative Dispute Resolution Practices?

By Alisa Burkhard, Associate at Altenburger in Zurich, Switzerland.

On 29 September 2016, various stakeholders from the judicial and alternative dispute resolution community – arbitrators, mediators and judges, in-house counsel, external lawyers, policy-makers as well as representatives of arbitral institutions – gathered in sunny Geneva for a lively exchange on “the future of dispute resolution”. The GPC conference series is being held at 32 different locations around the world in 2016-17, finishing in London in July 2017.

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