Welcome to Mishcon de Reya's international arbitration review of 2018.
As the principal method of international dispute resolution, political and economic events are never far from the arbitration agenda. In the United Kingdom, more than two years on from the 2016 referendum, and with only three months to go until Brexit day, the legal and practical consequences of the decision to leave the European Union (the "EU") remain unclear, and we look at what this means for dispute resolution in London.
In a Europe-wide context, a decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union looks set to have far reaching consequences for the protection of cross-border investments in the EU. Several arbitral institutions have revised their rules, civil law practitioners are urging users to adopt a more tribunal-led approach to proceedings, and the campaigns for greater diversity and improved cybersecurity in arbitration go on.
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