UNCITRAL Model Law
For over a thousand years – at least – mediation and arbitration have been practised in the English-speaking world. In fact, arbitration as a dispute settling mechanism is probably as old as human society itself, suggests Tom Bathurst in his survey of the history of arbitration published in the Building and Construction Law Journal (BCL). ...more
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “International Arbitration in Australia: 2017/2018 in Review” – Albert Monichino QC and Alex Fawke; “Australia and Singapore – Differences in Applications to Set Aside an Arbitral Award?” – Craig Edwards; “Comparative Study of Asian Arbitration Centres vis-a-vis Public Interest and Transparency Measures” – Aayushi Singh; “Final Offer as a First Choice? Police Arbitration: A New Zealand Case Study” – Giuseppe Carabetta; “The Arbitrator as Mediator: Ku-ring-gai Council v Ichor Constructions Pty Ltd  NSWSC 610” – George Pasas; “The Empty Idea of Mediator Impartiality” – Jonathan Crowe and Rachael Field; “Will the Creation of AFCA Be of Benefit to the Parties That Come Before It?” – Andrew Greenhalgh; and “A Comparative Analysis of the Mediation in Kazakhstan and States of Victoria and New South Wales” – Saida Assanova, Almas Serikuly and Arhat Abikenov. It also contains an Editorial: “The Panel of Editorial Consultants” – Ruth Charlton; and Case Notes: “New Zealand Edition – Ordering Specific Performance of a Mediated Settlement Agreement; Mediated Settlement Agreement Not Privileged; and Mediation Media Watch NZ Edition”; “Mediation Media Watch – New Zealand Edition” – David Spencer.
The latest Part of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice includes several interesting pieces. The first article comes from Alexandra Whelan and provides an assessment of the law regarding proprietary rescission. The second article is by He Wei Ping and provides an overview of the means available for foreign banks to enter the Chinese banking sector. The sections cover a diverse range of topics including class actions against banks for exception fees, requests for court assistance under the UNCITRAL Model Law and the new Canadian not-for-profit corporations statute, plus much more.