This issue of Asian Dispute Review begins with a critique, prepared by Kshama Loya, Ashish Kabra & Vyapak
Desai, of a report by the Indian High Level Committee to Review the Institutionalisation of Arbitration Mechanism
(the Srikrishna Report). This is followed by an article by Christine Sim that considers the possibility of using costs
orders to regulate third party funding in arbitration.
Louise Barrington then discusses the success of the Vis East Moot on its fifteenth anniversary, looking at the
past and future of this well-known international arbitration competition. This is followed by an ‘In-House Counsel
Focus’ article by Winnie Ma, who provides a practical analysis of the Arbitration Rules 2017 International of the
Chinese Arbitration Association, Taiwan's leading international arbitral institution.
The ‘Jurisdiction Focus’ article by Bryan Dayton & Seri Takahashi then discusses developments in the United
Arab Emirates, both positive and negative, that impact upon the UAE's goal of becoming a world-class
international arbitration forum.
Nakul Dewan’s new textbook, Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India, is then reviewed by Sheila Ahuja. This issue concludes with a report on Hong Kong Arbitration Week 2017 by Navin Ahuja.
We regret that this will be the last issue in which Navin G Ahuja serves as an Editorial Assistant. We thank him for the excellent support he has provided and wish him well in his future career.
The editorial team would like to take the opportunity to wish our readers all the very best for 2018.