Norton Rose Fulbright International Arbitration Report (Issue No.12 – May 2019)

Not using arbitration - Beware!

Norton Rose Fulbright’s May 2019 IA Report focusses on arbitration in the construction industry. The authors cover a wide range of relevant topics including:

  • Development and reform of CIETAC
  • Global overview of dispute trends in infrastructure and construction
  • The Belt and Road initiative
  • A review of recent cases in relation to investment disputes in construction and infrastructure
  • Dispute resolution for multi-contract projects (avoiding parallel proceedings and conflicting decisions)
  • Expert evidence in construction disputes (with practical tips for managing party appointed experts)
  • Disclosure in international arbitration (using US courts to obtain discovery for non-US proceedings)
  • Construction disputes – maximising time and costs efficiencies
  • Interim relief in construction arbitration (comparing the courts and arbitration)
  • Investment protection post-Achmea
  • A global round up (including developments in international arbitration rules and laws – ICC, the doctrine of manifest disregard, developments in UAE arbitration laws, Japanese arbitration initiatives, LCIA)
  • Arbitrating disputes under shipbuilding contracts


About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.


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