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This issue of Asian Dispute Review commences with an article by Professor George A Bermann, an adaptation of his Keynote Speech delivered at the 2018 ADR in Asia Conference. The article looks at the development of international arbitration and the various issues it has faced in recent years. This is followed by an article based on a speech delivered at HKIAC in May 2018 in which Duncan Matthews QC and Simon Milnes explore potential investor-State issues in Belt and Road Initiative projects, with a particular focus on State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).
Olga Boltenko then takes readers on a journey to Mongolia, discussing the current situation regarding the protection of foreign investment in Mongolia. This is followed by the ‘In-house Counsel Focus’ article by Dr Vicky Priskich, who looks at developments regarding the enforcement of New York Convention awards in China, related reforms and recent trends.
The ‘Jurisdiction Focus’ article by Robert S Pé provides an overview of the investment and commercial disputes landscape in Myanmar, as well as recent initiatives aimed at further promoting the development of arbitration in this region.
The issue concludes with a book review by Robert Morgan of International Arbitration: Issues, Perspective, and Practice – Liber Amicorum Neil Kaplan.
We take this opportunity to celebrate with our readers the 20th anniversary of Asian Dispute Review. We also thank Robert Morgan for his contributions and commitment as Consulting and Technical Editor throughout this 20-year period.
John Choong & Romesh Weeramantry