Tel Aviv Arbitration Week 2023 had something for everyone! The jam-packed week included many different professional, social and networking events. This article highlights three important panel discussions that were held during the week.   ESG Arbitration: the Future? This panel was moderated by Mr Shai Wade (RPC); and was composed of Deger Boden (Deger Law),…

In the home of the “start-up nation”, panels on Technology Disputes and the Future of Arbitration” as well as “Post M&A Disputes” took place as part of the 2023 fourth annual Tel Aviv Arbitration Week (“TAAW 2023”), which took place from 26 February to 2 March 2023. This post summarizes the discussions held during both…

For almost two decades, the State of Israel has been an active member of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”), with participation from both state officials as well as private actors. In keeping with a now-established tradition, Tel Aviv Arbitration Week (“TLAW“) opened on 26 February 2023 with an event hosted by the…

This post presents some highlights from the workshop titled “Ethics in Arbitration”, as well as relates an important value the authors took away from listening to workshop’s notable speakers, as part of Tel Aviv Arbitration Week (“TAAW”) 2023. The Tel Aviv Young Arbitral Forum was established in 2020 by Ayelet Hochman (White & Case), Nuna…

Israel is known as the land of “milk and honey.”  But in recent years it has also become known as the land of innovation and entrepreneurship.  Successful Israeli start-ups include Waze (the satellite navigation company), M-Systems (the developer of the first USB drive), and MyHeritage (the online genealogy platform). As Israel has progressively embraced liberalism,…

As part of the 2022 Paris Arbitration Week, Jeantet organised a round table on “The Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard: Update and Perspective”. The panel was composed of Yuriy Pochtovyk (Legal Official, Energy Charter Secretariat), Prof. Kaj Hobér (Associate Member, 3 Verulam Buildings), Barton Legum (Partner, Honlet Legum Arbitration), Irena Alajbeg (Croatian Ministry of Foreign and…

It is a generally accepted rule that while state courts have concurrent jurisdiction to hear and decide motions for interim relief prior to the constitution of an arbitral tribunal, they will only maintain such concurrent jurisdiction in appropriate or exceptional cases following such constitution. The ICC Rules are unique in the sense that they apply…

In June 2019, the Constitutional Court of Colombia (the “Court”) issued a communication summarizing its decision on the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Colombia and the State of Israel (the “FTA”) signed on September 30, 2013.  The Court adjudged that the FTA is compliant with the Colombian Constitution but warned that if the…

On 31 December 2017, Israel’s Supreme Court published an important precedential decision concerning enforcement procedures of ‘made in Israel’ commercial arbitral awards. In Request for Appeal 1739/17, Michael Flacks v. Stephan Bisk (in Hebrew), the Israeli Supreme Court denied a motion for service of process abroad in a petition to confirm an arbitration award issued…

A. Introduction Investments in a foreign country entail risks for the investors. These include the possibility that their investments will be nationalized or expropriated if, for example, a political change occurs. There is also a risk of loss as a result of war, armed conflict, revolution, a state of national emergency, etc. However, on 29…

The dispute in Siemens AG and Siemens Israel Ltd. v. Israeli Electric Cooperation Ltd. (3331/14, Supreme Court of Israel Judgment, 13 August 2014) arose out of a request for tenders for the purchase and maintenance of gas turbines issued by the Israeli Electric Cooperation (IEC), following which it entered into several contracts with Siemens Israel…

In April 2014, Tiulei Hagalil and Klal Teufa, two Israeli companies providing tourism and flight services, commenced an action against Royal Jordanian Airlines and two other respondents in the Israeli District Court for monetary and declaratory relief (Tiulei Hagalil Transport (1987) Ltd. and others v. Royal Jordanian Airlines and others, Tel-Aviv-Jaffa District Court, 56420-03-14, 15…

Facts The applicant, Darie Engineering (Darie), and the first respondent, Alstom Transport SA (Alstom), had a business relationship spanning over 20 years in which Darie acted as Alstom’s representative in the transportation sector in Israel. Darie filed an action against Alstom and the second respondent, Alstom Israel Ltd. (the Respondents), in the Israeli District Court,…

On 4 October 2013, an ICSID tribunal rendered its decision in the investment treaty dispute between the Israeli company Metal-Tech Ltd. and Uzbekistan. In the award, the tribunal found that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the parties’ claims and counterclaims brought under the Israel-Uzbekistan BIT and Uzbek law due to corruption related to Metal-Tech’s investment…

Resolution A/67/L.28 on the Status of Palestine at the United Nations was passed with an overwhelming majority at the General Assembly on November 29, 2012, thus upgrading the Palestinian Authority’s status from a United Nations permanent observer entity to a non-member observer State. Although the Resolution does not necessarily mean that all States, such as…