International arbitration in 2021
Illuminating the top trends
2020 turned out to be a year no one expected. With the fallout from the pandemic expected to continue well into 2021, we can expect further turbulent times ahead. However, with the widespread roll-out of vaccine programmes, we hope that 2021 will see the beginning of a global economic recovery as we start to look beyond the pandemic.Read introduction
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36th Annual Freshfields / SIA Arbitration Lecture – Chief Justice Menon takes centre stage as we remember Martin Hunter
The annual Freshfields Arbitration Lecture took place on 30 November 2021 with the Honourable Chief Justice of Singapore, Sundaresh Menon, delivering the keynote address. For the second year running i...
Australian judicial approval of mining legislation designed to prevent arbitration: alternative legal avenues and wider implications
On 13 October 2021, the High Court of Australia handed down a pair of unanimous judgments in Palmer v Western Australia  HCA 31 and Mineralogy Pty Ltd v Western Australia  HCA 30, rejectin...
EU highest court declares intra-EU disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty incompatible with EU law
Executive SummaryOn 2 September 2021 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Komstroy v Republic of Moldova decided that investment arbitrations brought under the Energy Charter Treaty (E...