Month: May 2022

Arbitration in Islamic Banking & Finance Disputes

By Iskander Harhouz, student in the Economic Law master at SciencesPo, The global head of International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA”) works on arbitration and ADR, Peter M. Werner, highlighted the benefits of arbitration and recognized a market increase in the use of arbitration in the financial sectors. Especially in relation to ISDA Master Agreements […]

L’incompétence négative du législateur : un outil à recentrer

Par Guillaume Heim, étudiant en Master politiques publiques à l’École d’affaires publiques de SciencesPo, L’incompétence négative du législateur est désormais un outil banalisé du contentieux constitutionnel, que le Conseil constitutionnel manie régulièrement dans le cadre des QPC. Pourtant, cette banalisation s’est faite au prix d’une lourde perte de sens. Cette contribution propose d’analyser les ressorts […]

Diversity in International Arbitration: Nurturing the appropriate discourse

By Octavie Jacquet, first-year master’s student in Economic Law, “If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking”[1] This quote, credited to Benjamin Franklin, clearly illustrate why diversity should be a necessity in our societies today. Indeed, the lack of diversity leads to similarity of thinking, a phenomenon even coined “groupthink” in psychology.[2] The […]

The Arbitral Tribunal’s Administrative Secretary: Judicial Assistant or Fourth Arbitrator?

By Chioma Menankiti, first-year master’s student in Economic Law, From Yukos v Russia to the Belgian Court of Cassation’s pending decision[1] on the drafting of an ICC award by an arbitral secretary, it is clear that the number of set aside appeals on the basis of the ‘improper use of secretaries’ is growing. Award annulment proceedings […]

Domestic Application of International Treaties: Calling for China’s Constitutional Reform

By Rosie Tang, first-year master’s student in Economic Law, The internal effect of a treaty is a matter of domestic law, a problem that each country deals with its own laws. The general practice of states today is to regulate this relationship through their constitutions, although there is no uniform practice. In 2020 alone, China […]