19 May 2017
Pakistan’s attitude to investment arbitration is evolving – with a bill on the resolution of international trade disputes drafted by Toby Landau QC and others to be considered by the National Assembly soon, learned delegates at three ground-breaking events in Lahore last month, including the first Young ICCA skills training workshop to be held in the country.
16 May 2017
It is a year since the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge – marked yesterday at GAR Live London, a drinks party at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the Who's Who Legal Awards.
03 May 2017
Meg Kinnear, secretary general of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, has outlined six priority areas for rule reform at an event in New York.
02 May 2017
The latest Columbia Arbitration Day addressed complex issues of double recovery, the admission of “illegally” obtained evidence, conflicting “supranational” obligations, and the differing ethical regimes to which arbitration practitioners are bound – and featured a keynote address on third-party funding by White & Case’s Carolyn Lamm.
27 April 2017
Speakers at GAR Live Stockholm today questioned whether opening statements are useful in arbitration – and whether counsel can make them more effective through being brief, submitting written arguments or relying on visual aids, even Casablanca.
27 April 2017
In a lecture in Vienna, Cherie Blair QC noted the lack of clear rules on the treatment of illegally or improperly obtained evidence in arbitration – including Wikileaks cables – and proposed a two-step admissibility test that takes account of who benefits from the wrongdoing and the public interest.
24 April 2017
Cash-strapped parties in disputes – or those simply unwilling to pay – were the subject of a seminar for young arbitration practitioners in Seoul, who discussed the use that can be made of orders for security for costs and third party-funding, as well as freezing orders to prevent them from hiding or dissipating assets.
24 April 2017
An event in Houston addressed practical concerns for international arbitration in the energy sector – including geopolitics, declining oil prices, how to collect on arbitral awards and ethical dilemmas in the arbitral process. Imad Khan, senior associate at Hogan Lovells in Houston, reports.
06 April 2017
The first of three highly anticipated conferences organised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators considered the "baggage" of legal traditions that practitioners carry and how it can burden and benefit proceedings.
31 March 2017
In the absence of "an IBA jail", Mark Friedman of Debevoise & Plimpton considered what sanctions are available to arbitrators for misconduct in the context of document production at today's IBA International Arbitration Day in Milan.