Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Author: Fatih Isik


The ICSID tribunal, comprised of Veijo Heiskanen (president), Carolyn B. Lamm (appointed by the Claimant), and Phillippe Sands, QC (appointed by the Respondent), has dismissed the USD 570 million claim of İçkale İnşaat Limited Şirketi (a Turkish construction company, which will be referred to as “Ickale”) against Turkmenistan, through the award rendered on March 8, 2016, where the claims are found to be without merit. Carolyn B. Lamm and Philippe Sands issued partially dissenting opinions on the decision.

Ickale has requested supplementary decision, and rectification of the award on April 6, 2016, and these requests were denied, with some minor exceptions, on October 4, 2016.

Read more: ICSID Tribunal’s Decision on the Claims of İçkale İnşaat against Turkmenistan


  • Relationship between Arbitrability and Public Policy in Light of the Decisions of the Court of Cassation
  • Challenging Decisions of the Regional Courts of Appeal
  • Soft Law in International Arbitration

Read more: Turkish Litigation & ADR Update

Schnader’s Richard A. Barkasy and Daniel M. Pereira authored “Will other courts give ‘disclosure only’ settlements closer scrutiny like Delaware?” published in Westlaw Journal Delaware Corporate in January, 2017.

Shareholder complaints quickly followed by disclosure-only settlements have become standard operating procedure in the corporate merger context. These suits typically result in modest supplemental disclosures in exchange for a broad release of claims and attorneys’ fees for plaintiffs’ counsel.

Read more: "Will other courts give 'disclosure only' settlements closer scrutiny like Delaware?"

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Lawyers (and judges) have sometimes been accused of being Luddites, concerned about the pace of technological change, and what this might mean for the practice of law and the administration of justice. Increasingly however, courts and legal practitioners have been embracing technology, aware of its important role in facilitating the efficient, timely and cost-effective conduct and resolution of civil litigation.

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In issue 13 of the State Gazette dated 07.02.2017 was promulgated an Act supplementing the Civil Procedure Code (CPC). It establishes chapter fifty-sixth "a" in connection with the implementation of Regulation (EU) № 655/2014.

Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters applies from 18.01.2017. It should be borne in mind that the UK and Denmark are not participating in the adoption of the Regulation and are not bound by it nor are they subject to its application.

Read more: Creditor protection in cross-border cases and the introduction of a procedure for a European...