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Can third party funding deliver justice in international commercial arbitration?

Yu H (2017) Can third party funding deliver justice in international commercial arbitration?, International Arbitration Law Review, 20 (1), pp. 20-34.

Third party funding arrives at international commercial arbitration without clear guidelines. The recognition and acceptance of its legality is hampered by the omissions of all stakeholders' rights involved in international commercial arbitration. In balancing the funder’s contractual rights to gather information under the third party funding agreement and stakeholders' rights to know, the current research examined how non-disclosure of the third party funding agreement would prevent the arbitrators from fulfilling procedural justice required for the integrity of arbitration on their part and impede the opposing party’s right to know during the proceedings. The research highlights the issues from the delivery of procedural and substantive justice as well as suggesting legal and jurisprudential grounds in third party funding governance. It also points out that all issues examined will ultimately contribute to the failure in delivering justice in international commercial arbitration if third party funding is left to self-governance.

Access to justice; Disclosure; Fairness; Funding arrangements; International arbitration

AuthorsYu Hong-Lin
Publication date2017
Publication date online02/2017
Date accepted by journal14/12/2016
PublisherSweet and Maxwell
ISSN 1367-8272

International Arbitration law Review: Volume 20, Issue 1

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