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The permissibility of asking witnesses leading questions in Polish judicial and arbitration practice
Whether witnesses can be asked leading questions is a vital issue for fair trials, but is treated inconsistently in Polish litigation practice. Inspiration can be sought from the rules that have worked for years in common-law jurisdictions.
The permissibility of asking witnesses leading questions in Polish judicial and arbitration practice
What has changed in the ICC Rules?
Amendments to the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris entered into force on 1 March 2017. The amendments were inspired by the desire to provide additional transparency and improved efficiency in international arbitration proceedings based on the ICC Rules. The new features respond to calls from the arbitration community to establish a more tailor-made arbitration procedure.
What has changed in the ICC Rules?
A lost opportunity: Corporate arbitration and reform of Polish arbitration law
The amendment to the arbitration law that enters into force on 1 January 2016 should increase the popularity of Poland as an arbitration forum. Lawmakers did not take full advantage of the opportunity to expand the scope of arbitration, however, ignoring calls for changes in the arbitrability of corporate disputes.
A lost opportunity: Corporate arbitration and reform of Polish arbitration law
More on the confidentiality of arbitration
One of the arguments for submitting disputes to arbitration is the confidentiality of the award, which is important for businesses. But as the case law demonstrates, the state courts do not always get the message about the confidential essence of arbitration.
More on the confidentiality of arbitration
When an arbitration case winds up in state court
Confidentiality, speed and cost control by the parties are usually ticked off as advantages of arbitration. But these go out the window when the state court intervenes in an arbitration case.
When an arbitration case winds up in state court
Disputes under FIDIC contracts
Are proceedings before the Dispute Adjudication Board a necessary condition for seeking arbitration?
Disputes under FIDIC contracts
Is arbitration truly confidential?
When the state court resolves issues related to arbitration proceedings, the hearing should not be public.
Is arbitration truly confidential?
Arbitration on the agenda at the IBA European Regional Forum in Warsaw
Among the numerous sessions and workshops at the November conference of the IBA European Regional Forum, there will be a workshop devoted to practical aspects of arbitration.
Arbitration on the agenda at the IBA European Regional Forum in Warsaw
There's more to litigation than the Civil Procedure Code
Sometimes the Civil Procedure Code does not provide a satisfactory response to a litigation issue. The answer may lie in a less obvious source.
There's more to litigation than the Civil Procedure Code
A business can win customers by committing to alternative or online dispute resolution
Soon consumers in the European Union may obtain new options for pursuing claims, under the proposed Consumer ADR Directive and the proposed Consumer ODR Regulation. The proposals could also generate benefits for businesses.
A business can win customers by committing to alternative or online dispute resolution
Róża Thun: ADR is cheaper and more convenient for businesses than the courts
An interview with Róża Thun, a member of the European Parliament and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, about the European Commission’s new initiative for resolving consumer disputes.
Róża Thun: ADR is cheaper and more convenient for businesses than the courts
Arbitration in Poland
Interest in arbitration is growing, due to its effectiveness, professionalism, confidentiality and speed—particularly important benefits for businesses. But the parties do not always take full advantage of the possibilities.
Arbitration in Poland