18 November 2016
International arbitration tribunals have diversified slower than many international courts and tribunals, argued the CEO of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, Nassib Ziadé, at GAR Live Dubai yesterday.
15 November 2016
Nigeria was the first African country to adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law in 1990 but now the president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Nigeria branch has called for law reform at a conference in the country’s oil hub, Port Harcourt.
07 November 2016
For the first time at a GAR Live, one side of a debate in Paris managed to convert delegates from voting almost unanimously against the motion to passing it – following arguments on the pros and cons of aggressive enforcement of treaty awards.
03 November 2016
This year’s Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference spanned the evolution of the process from the 1950s and 1960s, evoked in a keynote speech by Gerald Aksen, to the digital age of today with all its cyber security risks. Gretta Walters of Chaffetz Lindsey in New York reports.
Premium article - 25 October 2016
Quality control in international arbitration was the theme of this year's Dutch Arbitration Day, with perspectives from in-house counsel, leaders of arbitral institutions and counsel and arbitrators. Stan Putter of Conway & Partners in Rotterdam and Fleur Potter of Simmons & Simmons in Amsterdam report.
Premium article - 25 October 2016
UPDATED. In a speech in Delhi, the chair of the LCIA board J William Rowley QC has set out five fundamental changes needed for India to achieve its goal of being a global hub for international arbitration, saying that a country poised for global economic leadership "simply must commit to putting in place a world standard of dispute resolution".
24 October 2016
A major conference in Delhi on strengthening arbitration and enforcement in India has seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi declare the creation of "a vibrant ecosystem for institutional arbitration" one of the "foremost priorities" of his government, with similar endorsements from the president, chief justice and a host of other eminent figures.
Premium article - 21 October 2016
Market uncertainty as a result of Brexit and competition from other seats will see a move of cases away from London suggested GE global litigation counsel Michael McIlwraith during an event in London to launch Kluwer International Arbitration Journal's special Brexit edition – but others disagreed.
Premium article - 18 October 2016
International Court of Justice judge James Crawford used a lecture in Washington, DC, to address the ideal attributes of an arbitrator, media attacks on the “conclave” of lawyers that decide investor-state disputes and the EU’s proposals for a permanent investment court. Daniel Parga of the Law Office of Jeffrey M Winton reports.
Premium article - 11 October 2016
In a speech at the Dutch Arbitration Day, prominent practitioner Philippe Pinsolle argued that seeking to defend investment arbitration is a “lost battle” and expressed his support for replacing it with a permanent court.
Premium article - 23 September 2016
The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum’s North America regional conference in Washington, DC, in June discussed how to respond to critiques of arbitration, why “summer is coming” for mediation, and two closely-watched cases in the US appeals courts. Jarred Pinkston, clerk to Judge Daniel Hurley of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, reports.
Premium article - 20 September 2016
A panel at GAR Live New York considered the US Second Circuit’s decision in Commisa v Pemex to enforce an award annulled at the seat of arbitration, Mexico, and offered snapshots of the recent work of the ICC, the Supreme Court of New York State and a body that has set itself the task of restating US arbitration law.