How is the world of arbitration responding to COVID-19?

Arbitration, commercial and investment, is a powerful global international tool for the solving of disputes. The current COVID-19 health crisis is having a great impact on the day to day of arbitrations: To name a few, for example, how to: Conduct hearings during the lockdown if it is difficult to reach the hearing city? Issue

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Coronavirus in the UAE – Force Majeure or Hardship?

The coronavirus is the undefeatable proof that we live in a globalized world.  There’s uncertainty as to whether the Covid-19 will be treated under Article 273 (which regulates Force Majeure contentions) or Article 249 (which covers hardship circumstances) of the UAE Civil Code.  In very brief, the key decision maker will be to assess whether

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