23 June 2017
International arbitration in China is growing thanks to the establishment of seven new free trade zones in the mainland, favourable court rulings and the "One Belt, One Road" policy, heard delegates at a conference in London held by the Beijing Arbitration Commission.
22 June 2017
Two years after Lord Goldsmith QC “laid down the gauntlet” by asking whether a newly established international arbitration centre in the British Virgin Islands could knock New York, London and Paris “off their perch”, John Beechey has told how far the centre has come and what challenges it faces.
21 June 2017
Speakers at GAR Live Energy explored why claimants in investment treaty cases often receive damages that fall far below the amount claimed and the extent to which experts and tribunals are responsible.
21 June 2017
The president of the Istanbul Arbitration Centre's executive board, Ziya Akinci, has told an audience at GAR Live Istanbul that the centre has already completed cases, less than a year after officially opening for business.
19 June 2017
UPDATED. As Brexit negotiations get underway in Brussels, GAR reports on a debate in London on whether the UK’s exit from the European Union could trigger viable investment arbitration claims against the state.
16 June 2017
“Secrecy is a habit, not a need”, Ben Juratowitch QC of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris has argued at a seminar in London – it’s time to make arbitral awards public as the default position, unless, after hearing from the parties, the tribunal rules otherwise.
13 June 2017
The United Nations Commission for International Trade Law has kicked off celebrations of its 50th anniversary with an arbitration-focused event in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé, home to the body’s current leader Gaston Kenfack Douajni and site of its planned African regional centre.
12 June 2017
As the SCC Arbitration Institute’s new summary dismissal procedure beds in, a debate at GAR Live Stockholm highlighted the danger that an innovation intended to cut off frivolous claims may instead prove yet another way to spin out arbitrations.
06 June 2017
Ten years after the event was first held, delegates at this year’s Vienna Arbitration Days considered how to “reposition arbitration” to avoid some of the criticisms it faces, including through giving more of a role to human rights law, making the process more transparent and levelling the playing field as to ethics. Oliver Loksa, attorney-at-law at Binder Grösswang, reports.
02 June 2017
The scourge of corruption has frustrated investment for centuries. A panel at GAR Live BITs in Washington, DC, discussed whether tribunals’ response to it “fits the crime” or whether there is an unfair “asymmetry” in the treatment of investors and states.