The noted international arbitration lawyer debuts a new online journal from which he will communicate his insights and opinions to the world.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA / ACCESSWIRE / October 28, 2022 / Zuko Nonxuba, a noted international arbitration lawyer based in South Africa, is proud to announce that his new blog is now live on the internet, bolstered by its inaugural entry. The subjects addressed in Zuko's web-based journal will primarily relate to matters of law in general and matters of international arbitration in particular.
In the introductory blog entry, titled Zuko Nonxuba Answers the Question ‘How Much Does Arbitration Cost and Who Pays for It?', Zuko takes an in-depth look at the legal concept of arbitration, a section of the law which to which he has dedicated a significant portion of his career. Early in the piece, he explains arbitration in terms that the average person can understand, stating that it "is an alternative dispute resolution wherein a neutral third party, called an arbitrator, hears both sides of a dispute and renders a binding decision. Unlike trial by jury, arbitration is typically quicker and less expensive." Later, the noted international arbitration lawyer makes an important distinction between the two major types of arbitration, writing that it "can be either binding or non-binding. In binding arbitration, both parties agree to accept the arbitrator's decision as final. In non-binding arbitration, either party can reject the arbitrator's decision and take the case to court. Binding arbitration is more common in commercial disputes, while non-binding arbitration is more common in consumer disputes."
Further along, Zuko Nonxuba addresses the blog entry's titular questions regarding costs and financial culpability. "The cost of arbitration typically falls on the party initiating the arbitration; however, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, in employment disputes, the employer typically pays for all costs associated with the arbitration," he explains, adding, "In addition to the cost of filing for arbitration and paying the arbitrator's fees, both parties in an arbitration case are responsible for their own attorney's fees and any other expert witness fees."
Anyone interested in reading this blog entry in its entirety will find it located here.
About Zuko Nonxuba:
Zuko Nonxuba is an international arbitration lawyer from Sandton, South Africa. His duties include giving expert opinion and evidence on international public law, investment law, and bilateral investment treaties between member states in the international arbitration tribunals such as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), which is the world's leading institution devoted to international investment dispute settlement.
In his early life, Zuko Nonxuba excelled in both academics and athletics, competing in soccer and cycling when not busy with his studies. He obtained a Bproc degree, which is a legal credential specific to South Africa, in 1998. Zuko then went on to earn a Certificate in Commercial Law in 2002, as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Law in 2019, and an LLM, or Master of Laws degree, in International Commercial Law from Salford University, Manchester, United Kingdom in 2020.
Presently, Zuko Nonxuba is a third-party litigation funder currently involved in the funding of one of the biggest international arbitrations adjudicated by the International Court of Arbitration. In the past, he has given speeches in the East Africa International Conference on International Arbitration. Zuko has also given speeches in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the Africa Conference on International Arbitration, which is an institution for the resolution of international Commercial Disputes. Zuko Nonxuba is a member of International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and an associate member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in North America.
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