This issue of Asian Dispute Review commences with an article by Anthony Crockett and Marco de Sousa which discusses whether arbitration can be used as a mechanism for resolving disputes arising out of business-related human rights abuses. This is followed by an article by Bhavana Sunder, Kshama A Loya and Vyapak Desai which discusses the effects of a recent judgment of the Supreme Court of India with regard to the entry of foreign lawyers to practise in India.
The ‘In-house Counsel Focus’ article by Olga Boltenko ventures into a controversial area and asks whether parties can or should be able to waive the right to set aside an arbitral award. This is followed by an article on dispute resolution under the Belt and Road Initiative by Peter CH Chan, with a spotlight on mediation.
The ‘Jurisdiction Focus’ article by Albert Monichino QC and Luke Nottage explores the legal infrastructure, recent legislative developments and several other pertinent topics regarding arbitration in Australia.
The issue concludes with two book reviews. The first is Court Mediation Reform, reviewed by Robert Morgan. The second is International Investment Treaties and Arbitration Across Asia, reviewed by Rahul Donde.
We regret that James Chan and Harry Edwards ceased to serve as Editorial Assistants after the April 2018 issue. We thank them for their support and wish them well in their careers. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Editorial Assistants. Filip Nordlund and Jonathan Mackojc.