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Time will tell on Brexit, say London lawyers

Time will tell on Brexit, say London lawyers

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.

Crawford on “the ideal arbitrator”

Crawford on “the ideal arbitrator”

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.

Defending investment arbitration “a lost battle”, says Pinsolle

Defending investment arbitration “a lost battle”, says Pinsolle

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.

Responding to critiques of arbitration

Responding to critiques of arbitration

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.

GAR Live New York looks at Commisa v Pemex

GAR Live New York looks at Commisa v Pemex

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.

ICCA and NAFTA 2022 Committee team up to train judges

Premium article - 01 September 2016

ICCA and the NAFTA 2022 Committee are to team up to provide judicial training in the US, Canada and Mexico with the aim of harmonising the implementation of the New York Convention across the three states.

ICCA Mauritius lookback: Africans on Africa

ICCA Mauritius lookback: Africans on Africa

Premium article - 18 August 2016

A line-up of "proud Africans" expressed optimism about the development of international arbitration in Africa at the ICCA Congress in Mauritius, despite the difficulty of enforcing awards against states and state entities and other "clouds on the horizon".

GENEVA: Early case assesments and awarding success fees

GENEVA: Early case assesments and awarding success fees

Premium article - 02 August 2016

A "Swiss chalet debate" organised by ICDR Young & International explored two prominent issues pertaining to the costs and efficiency of the arbitration procedure. Michelle Chan, of Sidley Austin in Geneva and London, reports.

DELHI: An eventful 12 months

DELHI: An eventful 12 months

Premium article - 21 July 2016

Rishab Gupta and Aonkan Ghosh, counsel and associate at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, report on a seminar of the Indian Council of Arbitration in New Delhi that reflected on the recent changes to international arbitration in India.

PARIS: Very young group hosts "Match of the Day"

PARIS: Very young group hosts "Match of the Day"

Premium article - 20 July 2016

Ahead of the UEFA European Championships and with the Rio Olympics looming, the Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners Group held its first conference focused on arbitration and sports, inspired by "Match of the Day". William Brillat-Capello of Betto Seraglini and Chloé Vialard of Shearman & Sterling report on the event, which saw discussion of the strengths and shortcomings of CAS arbitration and reflections on former UEFA president Michel Platini's recent appeal to the court by his counsel.

DUBLIN: Which seat?

DUBLIN: Which seat?

Premium article - 19 July 2016

Brexit has raised questions over the future of London as a seat but, at the time of the 20th anniversary “which seat” debate organised by the Franco-British Legal Society, that was still an unimaginable prospect. Irish barrister Arran Dowling-Hussey reports on the event looking at the respective advantages of five European cities.

DALLAS: The slow evolution of quick arbitral relief

DALLAS: The slow evolution of quick arbitral relief

Premium article - 12 July 2016

The annual workshop of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) examined the theory and practice of obtaining interim relief from an arbitral tribunal or emergency arbitrator and featured a conversation with Dutch arbitrator Albert Jan van den Berg. Mark Stadnyk of Norton Rose Fulbright in New York reports on behalf of the ITA.