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“Summary Awards In International Arbitration - Slow Getting Up to Speed?” Mealey's International Arbitration

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Charlie Lightfoot, Special Counsel James Woolrich and Associate Thomas Wingfield examine the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce’s amended Practice Note on the immediate dismissal of manifestly unmeritorious claims and defences in arbitration. This latest guidance, issued in October 2017, presented an opportunity to reflect on several developments in this area, compare the position in litigation, consider what may have held arbitration back from embracing summary awards up to this point, and predict what the future may hold.