IF YOU CHOOSE TO GO TO CAESAR, YOU TAKE CAESAR’S JUDGMENT: THE IMPORTANCE OF APPOINTING THE RIGHT ARBITRATOR

Introduction The bedrock of arbitration is the principle of party autonomy which, among others, allows parties to appoint an arbitrator or arbitral tribunal of their choice. This principle is deeply embedded within Uganda’s Arbitration and Conciliation Act Cap. 4. Equally central to arbitration is the principle that an arbitral award is final. Once a duly […]

THE TIME FACTOR IN ARBITRATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF ABIDING BY TIMELINES IN LIGHT OF THE DECISION BY THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA IN SMILE COMMUNICATIONS LTD VS. ATC UGANDA LTD & EATON TOWERS UGANDA LTD

Summary Time is an important factor in arbitration and the recent decision by the High Court highlights the importance of abiding by timelines. Despite being a very flexible procedure, Arbitration is often frustrated by failure to follow timelines or deliberate attempts to delay arbitral proceedings by parties and arbitrators alike. These vices water down the […]

Acquaint Yourself with Mediation

Mediation is when a third neutral person supports two people or groups of people to talk through a difficult situation. It is an alternative to the usual adversarial court system. You can apply it to domestic relations, labour and employment relations, commercial, land and or business transactions. Mediation is fast because there are no complicated […]