The Chambers Litigation 2021 Guide from Chambers and Partners provides legal commentary on key issues for businesses. The guide covers the important developments in the most significant jurisdictions.
Gary Born, chair of the International Arbitration Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, is the contributing editor, with assistance from Associate Matteo Angelini.
Excerpt: International commerce is undergoing a period of rapid and tumultuous change. Globalisation continues to create new markets, new technologies, new competition and, with them, increased demand for effective mechanisms to resolve international disputes. At the same time, some of globalisation’s champions, the USA and the UK in particular, show signs of shifting towards protectionism. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this shift. It has brought an unprecedented level of disruption to the global economy and world trade and prompted governments around the world to turn to protectionist policies. International litigation now reflects these contradictory trends. Read the introduction.