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General Editors: Stephen Jagusch QC and Philipe Pinsolle
Assistant Editor: Timothy L Foden

Romania fails to set aside Micula award in UK court – but enforcement stayed

A UK court has rejected a request by Romania to set aside the registration of a US$376 million ICSID award in favour of twin brothers Ioan and Viorel Micula – but stayed the enforcement pending the outcome of an appeal to a European court.

"America first" – Trump era begins with key deals on the chopping block

Today marks the start of Donald Trump’s presidency – and possibly the beginning of the end of NAFTA and other international trade deals, US involvement in the Paris Agreement on climate change and the era of globalisation during which international arbitration has thrived.

“It takes two to tango”: English court questions validity of bribery case against Libya

The English Commercial Court has refused to declare that a tribunal was validly constituted in a shipping dispute involving an alleged US$5 million bribe to a son of former Libyan president Muammar Gadaffi – raising questions over the continued existence of one of the parties.

New GAR book aims to take pain out of damages

Have you ever been frustrated that arbitration folk aren’t more literate – or rather numerate - in damages?

  • Young CIArb group warned to focus on survival, not status

    Launching a "long overdue" young members group for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Australia, appellate judge turned arbitrator Michael Kirby noted how young practitioners have turned their back on the institute's traditional concern with status and dignity in favour of trying to ensure international arbitration's long term survival.

  • No need to comply with European ruling on Yukos, says Russian court

    Russia's constitutional court has held that the state need not comply with a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights that it pay €1.9 billion damages to former Yukos shareholders, which both sides of the Energy Charter Treaty arbitration over the oil company's collapse have invoked in their support.

  • ICSID tribunal member moves firms in Dubai

    Anne K Hoffmann, who is currently a member of an ICSID tribunal hearing a case against Kazakhstan, has switched Al Tamimi & Company for Clyde & Co to continue her arbitration practice in Dubai.

Editor's picks

Kaufmann-Kohler tribunal did not prejudge Guinea case, rules World Bank president

After GAR reported a failed attempt to unseat a tribunal hearing an ICSID claim against Guinea, it has emerged that the panel presided over by Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler was cleared by the World Bank president of violating due process and prejudging a case when it refused to make a supplementary order for the production of documents related to mining rights.

Tribunal rejects Croatia's allegation of corruption by former PM

An UNCITRAL tribunal has reportedly rejected Croatia’s claims against Hungarian oil and gas company MOL in a high cost case centring on allegations of corruption involving former prime minister Ivo Sanader – who was cleared by the tribunal after giving evidence.

Practitioner Insight


Regional analysis from arbitrators around the globe, focussing on key developments in specific industry areas and jurisdictions.


The European Arbitration Review 2017


Energy Arbitrations

Richard Power and Paul Baker

Clyde & Co LLP

International Sports Arbitration

Antonio Rigozzi, Sébastien Besson and William McAuliffe

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler


A tool for arbitrators and counsel to better manage their daily workflow. Know how provides unique insight and analysis on different areas of arbitration, via q&a across multiple jurisdictions.

Commercial Arbitration



Madhur Baya and Shalvi Mehta



Yuko Nihonmatsu Takafumi Ochiai and Shingo Noguchi

Atsumi & Sakai


Comprehensive how-to guides providing all the critical need-to-know information for the layman and experienced practitioner alike.


The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration



John A Trenor

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP



2nd Annual GAR Live Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, Abu Dhabi Global Market Building, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi


7th Annual GAR Awards Ceremony

Global Arbitration Review is pleased to announce its annual awards ceremony taking place at the Palazzo Parigi, Milan. Wednesday, 29 March 2017.


Latin Lawyer - GAR Live Arbitration Summit

Thursday, 27 April 2017, Southeast Financial Center, Miami

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