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Abstract

This Article examines emerging areas of the law governing the following procedural powers of arbitrators that impact reinsurance arbitrations, as well as other commercial disputes: (i) consolidation; (ii) non-party discovery; (iii) confidentiality; (iv) summary adjudication; and (v) the enforceability of a hold harmless agreement. Inconsistency in judicial interpretation of arbitral powers significantly impacts the cost-effectiveness and overall efficiency of arbitration -- reasons the parties seek to arbitrate their commercial disputes in the first place.

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