Enforcement and arbitration

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Bugg’s Boilerplate, General

There are several potential benefits to contract parties selecting an arbitration clause to regulate possible disputes in a contract including matters of time, costs, the non-public nature of arbitration matters and the special expertise of arbitrators. But one of the fears sometimes perceived is the possible unavailability of any necessary (interim) injunctions or other measures to support arbitration proceedings and enforce any award. This...

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What your hear and what you write…

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in General, Lawspeak

…are not infrequently quite different in Legal English. Why torture your language skills about deficiencies (“dee fish in sea”) when you can have simple defects or faults. Why do lawyers always pronounce in lieu as “in loo”? Well, the whole thing gets much worse when you mix in national and regional dialects, accents and pronunciation. For example, if you ask an Australian lawyer about libel (Beleidigung), because of the Australian way of...

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October 2014

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in General, Lawspeak

It is getting to that time of the year again when the northern hemisphere starts to get a bit colder and the leaves are turning shades of brown and red before falling to the ground. The snow may not be here yet but with the drop in temperatures it would seem to be a very appropriate time to discuss freezing orders and the support and enforcement of arbitral proceedings and awards. See Bugg’s Boilerplate for this month on arbitration...

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