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This 25th anniversary issue of Asian Dispute Review begins with an article by Natasha Singh on the limits of witness preparation in international arbitration, which is one of the two winning articles in the HK45 2023 Essay Competition. It is followed by a contribution from Ngan Tran, Rohan Bishayee and Nishant Choudhary, who analyse the benefits and pitfalls of agreeing to arbitration when compared with local court litigation in Myanmar and Vietnam. Dr DoÄŸan Gültutan then examines the concept of awards of moral damages under international investment law. An Shouzhi & Li Jilong then write on the latest developments in sports arbitration and its place in dispute resolution in Mainland China.

Our In-House Counsel Focus article, written by Edward Lu, Dimitri Phillips and Jingyi Hu, compares arbitration and litigation in Mainland China by reference to factors that influence party choice of one system or the other. The Jurisdiction Focus article, by Ahmed Durrani, Umang Singh and Masham Sheraz, then provides a useful and timely update on the annulment and enforcement of arbitral awards in Qatar.

Joel Evans provides this issue’s book review, of The Goff Arbitration Lectures 1990-2022, co-edited by Neil Kaplan KC and Robert Morgan JP.

This issue concludes with the News section written by Robert Morgan.


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