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The Sekolec scandal: is this what Croatia wanted?

The Sekolec scandal: is this what Croatia wanted?

Premium article - 19 August 2015

Of course, there is an alternative to Croatia’s version of events: that, thanks to its own unofficial “channels of communication” with the tribunal, the state knew that it was not going to get what it wanted from the arbitration and took steps to undermine the proceeding.

The fallout of the scandal

The fallout of the scandal

Premium article - 19 August 2015

GAR assesses the potential costs of the Sekolec scandal for the state parties, the Balkan region and international arbitration at a time when the process is facing increased scrutiny.

Singapore at 50

Premium article - 18 August 2015

As Singapore marks 50 years of being an independent state, its development as an international arbitration hub can be counted as one of its great successes. According to GAR Live delegates, its prominence can only increase further, with a likely rise in the number of treaty-based investor-state disputes, gas-pricing reviews and financial cases submitted to arbitration

A centre at the centre of the world

Premium article - 18 August 2015

Istanbul is the centre of the world, if you accept the decree of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in the 4th century – but is a favourable geographic position enough to ensure the success of the city’s new arbitration centre?

What lies behind Italy’s ECT exit?

What lies behind Italy’s ECT exit?

Premium article - 29 July 2015

Italy will withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty at the end of this year, it has emerged – becoming the second country after Russia to turn its back on the multilateral instrument. In a feature written in mid June and published in the latest magazine, GAR explores the reasons and the possibility that it will resume membership of the treaty in the future

Priyatna Abdurrasyid 1930–2015

Premium article - 17 June 2015

A leading Indonesian international arbitrator and the founder and chair of the country’s arbitration centre, who was famously “kidnapped” at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to prevent him from hearing a case, has died aged 85.

Eventful times: GAR Live São Paulo, 19 March

Premium article - 15 June 2015

GAR Live events continue to coincide with major upheavals around the world, with our most recent events taking place against the backdrop of anti-corruption protests in Brazil, political wranglings in the US over two planned multilateral trade deals, oil price volatility and the UK general election.

Eventful times: GAR Live BITS, Washington, DC, 27 April

Premium article - 15 June 2015

In Washington, DC, a city devoted to politics, bilateral investment treaties and the institution of investor-state dispute settlement have gained an unprecedented amount of political attention in recent times. Hence it was the perfect venue for our first themed GAR Live devoted to discussion of bilateral investment treaties.

Eventful times: GAR Live Energy, London, 6 May

Premium article - 15 June 2015

GAR Live Energy Disputes in London on 6 May was our first event with an industry-specific focus, held in the wake of a drop in crude oil prices from around US$80 to US$50 per barrel at the start of the year (although they have since bounced back a little). Alison Ross, Kyriaki Karadelis and Lacey Yong report from London

Eventful times: GAR Live London, 7 May

Premium article - 15 June 2015

Scanning the packed room of GAR Live London on 7 May, US arbitration specialist David Hesse, partner at Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, wondered whether the outcome of the UK general election that day could be predicted from the colour of delegates’ ties: “I think I see more blue ties than red,” he said.