This issue of Asian Dispute Review commences with an examination of the law and practice of challenging arbitrators for bias and conflicts of interest by David Thomas QC and Jane Lemon QC. It is followed by an article by John Temple-Cole on how to use expert witnesses in arbitral proceedings. Albert Yeu then discusses security of payment legislation in different jurisdictions.
The ‘In-house Counsel Focus’ article by Ian Pennicott SC, QC explores the commonalities and differences between the many sets of arbitration rules available and asks why there are so many. This is followed by an article by Dr Christopher To in which he compares the facilitative and evaluative approaches to mediation. The ‘Jurisdiction Focus’ article by Dato’ Lim Chee Wee, Sharon Chong Tze Ying and Nimalan Devaraja explores legislative, case law and institutional developments in Malaysia.
This issue concludes with a review by Robert Morgan of the second edition of the leading New Zealand text, Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration.
John Choong & Romesh Weeramantry