30 January 2017
The latest Milan Chamber of Arbitration conference considered the problem of unethical conduct and guerilla tactics in international arbitration, with one speaker advising oppressed parties to follow the advice of former US first lady Michelle Obama, “When they go low, we go high”.
10 January 2017
Political analysts strikingly failed to predict the two most momentous political events of last year – Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US president. On the day of the second of these events, Young ICCA members debated the effects of the first, considering whether London could suffer an economic downturn similar to that of Quebec following two referenda on sovereignty. Camilla Gambarini, an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton and Young ICCA events coordinator, reports.
09 December 2016
A recent seminar of Japan’s first young arbitrators group and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s under-40 group considered the problem of delay, the potential benefits of importing national court practices into the arbitral process, how to succeed and “The Pledge.” Kei Kato, associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Tokyo, reports.
01 December 2016
It may be high summer in Sydney but in a sequel to a speech he gave on impending challenges facing international arbitration earlier this year Gary Born has warned that “winter is coming”. Jesse Kennedy of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in New York reports
21 November 2016
A recent seminar in London addressed strategy in investment arbitration, with a focus on procedural manoeuvres available to respondent states – including applications for summary dismissal, security for costs and disclosure of third-party funding arrangements.
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.
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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.
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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.