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ICC opens in the Abu Dhabi Global Market

The International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC“) has announced that it will open a new arbitration centre in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM“), Abu Dhabi’s financial freezone located in the Al Maryah Island, which began operating in 2014. The centre will be known as the ADGM Arbitration Centre and is expected to open for business in January 2018. The ICC is a reputable and leading international arbitral institution with its headquarters in Paris. The ADGM Arbitration Centre will be the ICC’s third representative office worldwide – joining Shanghai and Sao Paolo

ICC Arbitration for free? France’s top court rules on the right to bring counterclaims in International Arbitration

The Cour de cassation’s (the French supreme court) recent ruling could be good news for cash-strapped litigants unable to fork out for the substantial advances on costs required under arbitration rules. Background Pirelli (Italy) brought arbitration proceedings against Licensing Projects (Spain) (LP) over a trade mark dispute in 2007.  Later that year, a Spanish court placed LP into a formal insolvency process, followed by compulsory liquidation in July 2009. LP tried to counterclaim but, being in liquidation, was unable to deposit the advance on costs required under Article 30 of