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.
01 June 2017
Declared a “sexy” area of specialism by Stephen Jagusch QC in a keynote speech, M&A disputes managed to hold the interest of 200 delegates from around the world at a two-day event in Warsaw.
31 May 2017
A panel of in-house counsel at GAR Live London explained what they want from their external counterparts and gave advice to their former selves in private practice.
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.