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Can “Actual Bias” Approach to “Evident Partiality” Discourage Post-Award Litigation?

It has been nearly 45 years since the Supreme Court of the United States decided the Commonwealth Coatings case (Commonwealth Coatings Corp. v. Continental Casualty Co., 393 U.S. 145 (1968)) and addressed for the only time in its history the meaning of the term “evident partiality,” which appears in Chapter One of the FAA as […]

Currency Conversion and Interest: Some Common Sense Award Enforcement Rules Articulated

Some rules and principles relating to enforcement of international arbitration awards are essentially matters of common sense.  Foremost among them are rules relating to the currency of judgments enforcing awards, and post-award interest. But as they are not often the subjects of reasoned judicial decisions, it is useful to take note when well-reasoned decisions come […]