The Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2021 is a collection of articles and essays on current issues and hot topics in commercial and investment arbitration by leading practitioners and academics. The 15th edition contains 17 contributions from altogether 41 authors. The contributions compiled in the current edition address a variety of topics, featuring articles dealing with topical issues such as
- data protection and international arbitration,
- the legal nature of third-party funding agreements,
- transparency in institutional decision making and
- ethics in arbitration,
- the effect of unilateral sanctions on arbitration contributed by Roman Zykov as co-author.
Other articles focus on the conduct of proceedings, such as advice on how to avoid disappointing the parties and the arbitrator’s competency to moderate contractual penalties. Procedural issues addressed are, inter alia, “gateway matters” under the U.S. FAA, statutory limitation of the enforcement of international awards and the decision of jurisdiction of an arbitral tribunal under English law.