Public policy through the lens of Chevron v. Ecuador - Litigation Committee newsletter article, October 2016
By Floriane Lavaud, Laura Sinisterra and Julianne J. Marley
In an epic legal battle between Chevron and Ecuador over alleged environmental contamination in the Amazon region, a US court declared that an Ecuadorian judgment in excess of $8.6bn against Chevron was fraudulent and unenforceable, a decision that was recently affirmed by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Really lost in translation: litigation v arbitration in Asia - Litigation Committee newsletter article, August 2016
By Josef (Jef) Klazen
This session at the IBA Annual Litigation Forum in April took a fresh look at litigation and arbitration options in Asia, analysing the advantages and disadvantages of each, and discussing recent developments in Asian dispute resolution laws and legal systems.
By reference to the rules in your own jurisdiction, how far do you think it is permissible to go in preparing a witness of fact for trial? - Litigation Committee newsletter article, November 2015
By Courtney Furner – scholarship winner
What constitutes permissible witness preparation for trial is dependent upon the historical approach to fact-finding embedded within a particular adversarial jurisdiction. In Australia, lawyers, quite properly, do not have a carte blanche to employ whatever tactics they choose to contribute to their clients’ successes.
Litigation Committee Handbook 2009
Download the Litigation Committee Handbook 2009, covering the conduct of litigation in the international context. This handbook looks at The Hague Convention on Private International Law, the Council of Europe and European Union regulation.
Litigation Committee Handbook 2008
Download the Litigation Committee Handbook 2008, covering the conduct of litigation in the international context. This handbook looks at The Hague Convention on Private International Law, the Council of Europe and European Union regulation.
The IBA is pleased to announce the launch of its first e-book. Although there are many books about mediation, most of them concentrate on a single topic or have a bias towards the theoretical or philosophical. This e-book offers a practical collection of tips from and for practising mediators of different styles facing different sorts of issues.