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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.

SHANGHAI: Haze and the maze of witness testimony

SHANGHAI: Haze and the maze of witness testimony

Premium article - 08 June 2016

The latest IBA International Arbitration Day in Shanghai provided occasion for Young ICCA and the under-40 group of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, ICDR Young & International, to debate the future of environmental disputes in Asia and the quirks of witness testimony in Asian arbitrations. Stuart Bruce and Holly Blackwell of King & Wood Mallesons report.

NAIROBI/MOGADISHU: Reintegrating Somalia

Premium article - 03 June 2016

Practitioners, academics and government officials gathered in Nairobi and later Mogadishu for the first Somali International Arbitration Summit, to assist Somalia's recovery and rebuilding in the aftermath of the civil war. Ayan Islam of the University of DC, Maryan Hassan of the federal government of Somalia, Ilham Kabbouri of Taylor Wessing and Zain Jinnah, an incoming associate at White & Case, report.

Treaty-making in an era of treaty bashing

Treaty-making in an era of treaty bashing

Premium article - 26 May 2016

Treaty negotiators, academics, practitioners and students gathered in Washington, DC, and London for conferences organised by the International Arbitration Institute on treaty-making in investment law. Mikaël Schinazi, a PhD candidate at Sciences Po, Paris, and an LLM student at Columbia Law School, and Margaret Clare Ryan, a senior associate in the international arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling, report.

HAMBURG: New energies and new rules

HAMBURG: New energies and new rules

Premium article - 04 May 2016

The German Institution of Arbitration's spring conference saw the launch of a process to update the 1998 DIS rules and discussion of "new energies" in dispute resolution in a city that is seeing a wind energy boom in the North Sea. James Menz, counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer in Zurich, reports on this and a companion DIS 40 event that included a keynote speech by Hans van Houtte.

ZURICH: ADR of IP and technology disputes

ZURICH: ADR of IP and technology disputes

Premium article - 28 April 2016

In-house counsel and prominent arbitration practitioners resisted the lure of blue skies and fresh snowfall in the Swiss Alps to spend an afternoon in Zurich discussing recent developments in alternative dispute resolution for IP and technology disputes. Anya George, senior associate at host firm Schellenberg Wittmer, reports.