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GAR Awards 2017 – VOTE

10 March 2017

GAR Awards 2017 – VOTE

Voting remains opens to the public for the winners of the GAR Awards in Milan.

The 2017 Awards will take place at the Palazzo Parigi Hotel on 29 March, two days before the IBA International Arbitration Day. The black-tie event, to raise money for the Swawou School Foundation in Sierra Leone, will once again include a drinks reception and dinner and the unveiling of this year’s GAR 30.

Details to register for the event can be found here

Readers can cast votes here

The final public shortlist is jurisdiction that has made great progress:

  • Angolaaccedes to New York Convention

  • British Virgin Islands – arbitration centre opens and starts administering cases; justice Barry Leon issues decision affirming pro-arbitration stance

  • Hong Kongreforms law on third party funding; unveils new IP arbitration bill and HKIAC panel of IP arbitrators; the usual string of arbitration friendly decisions but not where breach of natural justice

  • India – Modi makes institutional arbitration a priority at major government-sponsored conference dedicated to arbitration; new centre opens in Mumbai and establishes young group; major recast of bilateral investment treaties underway

  • Italy – report reveals Italian judges are upholding awards despite scope to set them aside; government commission set up to reform law and bring closer to UNCITRAL Model; played host to Euro-Mediterranean Arbitration Conference and IBA Arbitration Day

  • Jamaicaopens arbitration centre and prepares new bill based on UNCITRAL Model Law

  • Mongoliaoverhauls arbitration law

  • Nauru – third smallest country in the world signs the ICSID Convention

  • Nigeriaopens new centre in Lagos and young bill

  • Qatarunveils new arbitration law; top court enforces ICC award ending a controversy

  • Russia – new arbitration laws to expand the arbitrability of disputes and prevent pocket arbitration institutions

  • Singaporeintroduces third-party funding bill

  • Saudi Arabialaunches new centre; first woman arbitrator appointed

  • Somalia – new government division to reform arbitration led by Mariam Hassan; new arbitration law based on UNCITRAL Model Law; parliament to consider signing New York Convention; held arbitration summit in Nairobi and Mogadishu

  • Switzerlandproposes amendments to “touch up” country’s arbitration statute; SCIA gains new president and launches turbo procedure; 1,000th case administered under Swiss rules; celebrates 500 years of Swiss neutrality

  • Scotlandcelebrates five years since Scottish Arbitration Centre began, won bid to host ICCA congress in 2020

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