PARTICIPATION OF AMICUS CURIAE IN INVESTMENT TREATY ARBITRATIONS

-Sakshi Garg* Honourable Mention, 1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Writing Competition In the race of globalization and development, the world has changed its original ways of functioning. This impact can also be seen in the legal world where the disputes may no longer be resolved in courts. Alternate processes now exist which can resolve legal disputes … More PARTICIPATION OF AMICUS CURIAE IN INVESTMENT TREATY ARBITRATIONS

Unilateral Appointment of Arbitrator: Balancing the Principle of Mutuality and the Contra Proferentem Rule

-Intisar Aslam* Winner, 1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Writing Competition “When I am representing a client in an arbitration, what I am really looking for in a party-nominated arbitrator is someone with the maximum predisposition towards my client, but with the minimum appearance of bias.” Prof. Martin Hunter[1] Introduction The appointment of an arbitrator is a … More Unilateral Appointment of Arbitrator: Balancing the Principle of Mutuality and the Contra Proferentem Rule

THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT AND SUBSEQUENT ECONOMIC MEASURES: THE INVESTMENT ARBITRATION PICTURE

-Om Agrawal and Shivendra Narayan* First Runners Up, 1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Writing Competition With an ever-expanding list of businesses declaring their exit from Russia, the world witnesses an attempt at economic decoupling at a scale with no precedent in the age of globalization. Apart from the devastating humanitarian impact of the invasion of Ukraine, … More THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT AND SUBSEQUENT ECONOMIC MEASURES: THE INVESTMENT ARBITRATION PICTURE

UNFURLING THE AMICI PARTICIPATIONS IN INVESTMENT ARBITRATION: AN ANTIDOTE NEEDED?

-Alay Raje and Samridhi Shrimali* Seconds Runners Up, 1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Writing Competition Introduction: “A fool repays a salve by a stab, and a stab by a salve” The escalating concerns surrounding the participation of amicus curiae [“amicus”] in investment arbitrations can be truly sketched by the above quote, meaning that; only a fool … More UNFURLING THE AMICI PARTICIPATIONS IN INVESTMENT ARBITRATION: AN ANTIDOTE NEEDED?

INTERIM RELIEF IN INDIA: MAXIMISING LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND JUDICIAL WILL THROUGH EMERGENCY ARBITRATION

-Shubhankar Sharan and Sahsransh Pandey* INTRODUCTION The Arbitration & Conciliation Act of 1996 was brought to enable parties to settle their disputes speedily and cost-effectively, while not having to go through the rigours of Courts. However, there are certain situations, wherein a party seeks interim relief before the Courts with the motive of preserving the … More INTERIM RELIEF IN INDIA: MAXIMISING LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND JUDICIAL WILL THROUGH EMERGENCY ARBITRATION

THE INTERSECTION OF CISG AND ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS: A HOLISTIC UNDERSTANDING

-Vrinda Chaturvedi and Ashlesha Pandey* Honourable Mention, 1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Writing Competition Introduction The current capital scenario is mediated via various routes across the globe, yet its fundamental essence rests in its contractual nature. The existence of contracts in buyer and seller agreements, especially, render a multi-dimensional view of the transaction. As much as … More THE INTERSECTION OF CISG AND ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS: A HOLISTIC UNDERSTANDING

AMICUS CURIAE AND TRANSPARENCY IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ARBITRATION

-Debleena Ray* Honourable Mention, 1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Writing Competition INTRODUCTION – Over the years with the meteoric growth in international investment arbitration, there has also been a rise in tribunals becoming gradually acquiescent regarding the involvement of interested third parties as amici curiae who are “friends of the court.” Although commercial arbitration upholds the … More AMICUS CURIAE AND TRANSPARENCY IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ARBITRATION

THE PRESSING NEED FOR GENDER AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION

-Tharika Sai* Honourable Mention, 1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Writing Competition INTRODUCTION In the last few decades, many factors such as expensive attorney fees, lengthy, time-consuming processes, and unpredictability have plagued the litigation field. This has caused an increased drift among stakeholders, including individuals and companies, to the area of arbitration which is less cumbersome and … More THE PRESSING NEED FOR GENDER AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION

1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Competition 2022

About the University The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law is a National Law University located in Patiala, Punjab, India. It was established in 2006 by the Punjab Government as a university dedicated to the field of Legal Education.  About the Organizers The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution at RGNUL, Punjab, has been established to … More 1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Competition 2022

Party Autonomy and Pre-Litigation Mediation vis-à-vis The Draft Mediation Bill, 2021

-Shrawani Mohani and Dhruv Jategaonkar* “Justice does not always require black gowns and elaborate arguments; the future belongs to Mediation” -Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana (At the inaugural session of the International Virtual Mediation Summer School, 2021)  Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) mechanisms have been gaining a strong foothold worldwide, especially post-pandemic. Apart from … More Party Autonomy and Pre-Litigation Mediation vis-à-vis The Draft Mediation Bill, 2021