07 July 2017
Two expert witnesses sat together at GAR Live Frankfurt last week to consider whether quantum issues are getting the attention they deserve in international arbitration and whether counsel and arbitrators could make better use of experts’ input.
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.
22 June 2017
At the Institute for Transnational Arbitration workshop in Dallas, Gary Born mused on the cyclical nature of criticism of the process and panels explored how to ensure its legitimacy. James Egerton-Vernon of Jones Day in Washington, DC, reports on the event, which also saw the relaunch of the Young ITA.
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.