We are happy to report that the latest issue of the ASA Bulletin is now available and includes the following articles and cases:



Felix DASSER, The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Fine – But How Much and For How Long, Exactly? And What Does It All Mean For Us?

In his message, ASA President, Felix DASSER addresses the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and calls on the arbitration community to cooperate to serve the users’ needs.

Caroline MING, Christian IOVENE, Advantages and Benefits of the Revised Swiss Rules of Mediation 2019 – in Light and in Line with the Singapore Convention

Executive Director and General Counsel of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI), Caroline MING, and Christian IOVENE present the advantages and benefits of the revised Swiss Rules of Mediation (2019) in light of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (Singapore Convention).

Bernhard BERGER, Die Schweiz als Schiedsort für Investitionsstreitigkeiten – Erkenntnisse aus der neueren Rechtsprechung des Bundesgerichts – Teil II

Bernhard BERGER provides practical guidance on the do’s and don’ts, pitfalls and challenges of conducting arbitral proceedings before investment treaty tribunals seated in Switzerland in light of his survey on the case law of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court relating to investment treaty awards (see ASA Bull. 2020/1 for Part I of his article).

Hans-Ueli VOGT, Patrick SCHMIDT, Schiedsklauseln in Vereinsstatuten. Bemerkungen zum Bundesgerichtsurteil 5A_1027/2018 vom 22. Juli 2019 und zur Revision des 12. Kapitels des IPRG und des Aktienrechts (Teil II)

Hans-Ueli VOGT and Patrick SCHMIDT address the material and formal validity as well as the necessary and admissible content of clauses contained in the articles of an association or corporation further to a recent decision of the Swiss Supreme Court on this issue (see ASA Bull. 2020/1 for Part I of their article).

Jörg RISSE, The Shadow Arbitrator: Mere Luxury or Real Need?

Jörg RISSE discusses the role of a shadow arbitrator, his/her interaction with counsel and added value for the arbitration.

Nobumichi TERAMURA, Ex Aequo et Bono and Arbitration Theories: an Arbitrator’s Subjective Perspective of Fairness as the Final ‘Gap-Filler’

Nobumichi TERAMURA submits the alleged uncertainty arising from the power of arbitrators to decide ex aequo et bono is largely exaggerated and explores the theories (and values) of arbitration underpinning arbitrators’ concept and sense of fairness.

Ole JENSEN, Aligning Arbitrator Assistance with the Parties’ Legitimate Expectations: Proposal of a ‘Traffic Light Scale of Permissible Tribunal Secretary Tasks’

Ole JENSEN presents a new approach to the appointment of tribunal secretaries, namely a formal appointment process culminating in ‘Tribunal Secretary Terms of Appointment’.

Olivier MARQUAIS, Alain GREC, Investment Management and Corporate Structuring Considerations for Third-Party Litigation Funders in Luxembourg

Oliver MARQUAIS and Alain GREC shed light on the activity of third-party funders and explain why Luxembourg, the second largest asset management centre worldwide, offers a highly suitable regulatory framework and attractive investment vehicles to third-party litigation funders.

Daniel GREINEDER, Anastasia MEDVEDSKAYA, Beyond High Hopes and Dark Fears: Towards a Deflationary View of Soft Law in International Arbitration

Drawing on the origins of soft law in public international law, where the concept originated, as well as more recent academic debate in that field, Daniel GREINEDER and Anastasia MEDVEDSKAYA examine its legitimacy and efficacy in international arbitration.



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