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SWITZERLAND: Lalive lecture - How does an international tribunal distinguish droit from loi?

Premium article - 03 September 2009

In this year’s Lalive lecture, Jan Paulsson encouraged tribunals to look to droit, the underlying principles of a legal order, when faced with dicatators and their loi. Nicolas Leroux (associate) of Lalive reports

SPAIN: CEA annual international congress - "Arbitration in the Economic Crisis"

Premium article - 02 September 2009

The Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA) let the economy dictate the theme its main annual meeting. Margarita Soto (associate) and Victor Bonnin Reynes (associate) from Garrigues reports

POLAND: Advocacy skills in international arbitration certificate course

Premium article - 02 September 2009

Polish lawyers had a crash course in the art of international arbitration advocacy recently, thanks to a local group and the Queen Mary University of London School of International Arbitration. Ania Farren (a Polish-English senior associate in the international arbitration team at Baker Botts LLP) reports

NETHERLANDS: Weighing the facts - the problems of information exchange and presentation of evidence in international arbitration

Premium article - 02 September 2009

A recent event at the Peace Palace in The Hague looked at how different cultural attitudes inform information exchange and evidence in international commercial and investment arbitration. Kevin O’Gorman (partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Houston) reports

CHINA: Round table on CIETAC practice

Premium article - 02 September 2009

A CIETAC delegation corrected some out-of-date impressions at an event in Germany recently. Christian Borris (partner) of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Cologne reports.

BELGIUM: the AIA's energy and natural resources event

Premium article - 02 September 2009

Lawyers gathered at the offices of Gas de France Suez in Brussels recently for an event on how arbitration and mediation may evolve in the energy sector, with its complex and intricate commercial relations. Rosalie Daneels of the Association for International Arbitration, which organised the event, reports

CHILE: Two regional centres set out their stall

Premium article - 23 July 2009

Two local chambers of commerce, one from Chile, one from Brazil, are on a joint-charm offensive to draw international cases to their region. By Gonzalo Biggs (partner) at Figueroa & Valenzuela in Santiago, and member of the board directors of the American Arbitration Association

LONDON: Enforcing Arbitration Agreements. West Tankers - Where are we? Where do we go from here?

Premium article - 23 July 2009

A recent London event saw the panel get behind the proposals on arbitration in the Heidelberg Report, to the chagrin of some in the audience. By David Samuels.

NEW YORK: Resolving Business Disputes in Today's China

Premium article - 23 July 2009

A recent event in New York drew much of the cream of China's international bar. Graeme Johnston (Herbert Smith, Shanghai) offers some highlights

SWITZERLAND: L'arbitrage international au bord du Leman: hier, aujourd 'hui, demain

Premium article - 23 July 2009

The Geneva chapter of the Swiss Arbitration Association decided to host an event that put the spot light firmly on the past and future of arbitration in the Lake Geneva region. Joachim Knoll, a partner at Brown&Page in Geneva, reports.