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Effective written communication: structure and tone

Effective written communication identifies problems, defines goals, arrives at solutions and persuades the reader. Word choice and sentence and paragraph structure and order are critical for written communication to be …

Writing emails

In legal practice, email is considered formal communication. Depending on the nature of your relationship with the recipient, you may use a less formal style that suits the more immediate …

Errors to avoid in drafting arbitration clauses

The term “pathological clause” refers to an arbitration clause that has been so poorly drafted as to be potentially invalid and, therefore, ineffective. Some of the common mistakes that parties …

How is the arbitration to be administered?

An institutional arbitration is one that is administered by a specialist arbitral institution under its own rules of arbitration. Amongst the most well-known in the ASEAN+6 region are International Chamber …

Arbitral rules

The law governing the arbitration proceedings, the lex arbitri, does not seek to be a complete set of detailed rules governing every aspect of the arbitral process. Instead, that detailed …

Hybrid and multi-tiered clauses

Hybrid clauses A hybrid clause provides for more than one method of dispute resolution, for example, ADR in the form of mediation followed by arbitration. A hybrid clause should clearly …

Law applicable to the substantive dispute

It is a general principle that parties to an international commercial agreement can choose for themselves the law applicable to that agreement. This is sometimes referred to as the doctrine …

The heart of the arbitral process.

For the practitioner, it is important to think ahead in drafting an arbitration agreement and to get as much agreed (to your client’s benefit) as possible at an early stage, …