The hidden player in the field: Can the public prosecuting attorney set aside an arbitral award in Egypt?

By Ahmed Abaza

In 2016, the Egyptian Court of Cassation (the “Court of Cassation”) ruled, in a landmark decision, that the prosecuting attorney has the right to set aside an arbitral award despite not being a party to the arbitration agreement. For context, prosecuting attorneys in Egypt may intervene in civil proceedings addressing public policy violations, in addition to criminal proceedings, as further discussed below.

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Amendments to the Singapore International Arbitration Act and India’s Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Demonstrate the Countries’ Commitment to Arbitration as Mechanism for Dispute Resolution

By Veronica Leokadia Dunlop, Brooklyn Law School

In the final months of 2020, Singapore and India each passed key amendments to their respective arbitration acts. In doing so, the countries reinforced their individual commitment to arbitration and taken together this is a testament to the increasing popularity and endorsement of arbitration internationally.

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The Public Policy Exception under Article V(2)(b) of the New York Convention in the Time of Covid-19

By Zena Prodromou, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP/ Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Exceptional times call for exceptional measures. We have all been experiencing a global pandemic for almost a year now. In an era where the legal exception tends to become the mainstream rule, one is left to wonder how far can this reversal of odds go.

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