Women Arbitrators in Germany: DIS Publishes 2016 Gender Balance Statistics

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dis-logoLast month, the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) published its 2016 gender Balance statistics on DIS arbitral tribunals:

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Case of the Week: Federal Supreme Court on Arbitrability of Shareholder Disputes – “Arbitrability III”

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SRCoLDIn a recent decision, the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) has held that shareholder disputes, and in particular challenges to shareholder resolutions (Beschlußmängelstreitigkeiten) in a limited partnership (Kommanditgesellschaft) are arbitrable in principle. The standards governing the arbitrability of disputes of that nature in the limited liability company (GmbH) apply to partnerships as well. The Federal Supreme Court refers to this decision as “Arbitrability III” (“Schiedsfähigkeit III”), so let’s briefly look at “Arbitrability I” and “Arbitrability II” to put this this decision into context: Continue reading

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American Bar Association: Call for Top 100 Blawg Nominations

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HallofFame200pxV3There are still things in the United States I envy. Certainly, one of these is the thriving legal blogosphere – they have so many legal blogs over there, they even created a neologism for them: blawgs.

Every year since 2007, the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal has assembled a list of their 100 favorite blawgs for the December issue.

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Sports Law: Update on the Pechstein Case

220px-Claudia_Pechstein_2008Regular readers of this blog will have followed our coverage of the Pechstein case, which, for the time being, came to an end with the June 2016 decision of the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof), which held that the court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was a “proper” arbitral tribunal. Continue reading

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