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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.

Marriott honoured at GAR dinner

Premium article - 15 June 2015

A key figure in the development of international arbitration in England, Arthur Marriott QC, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at a GAR dinner in London on 7 May.

GAR AWARDS 2015. Best prepared/most responsive arbitrator: Julian Lew QC

GAR AWARDS 2015. Best prepared/most responsive arbitrator: Julian Lew QC

Premium article - 22 May 2015

GAR interviews the winner of this year's award for best prepared/ most responsive arbitrator, Julian Lew QC [reproduced from our award supplement].

GAR AWARDS 2015. Boutique or regional practice that impressed - Arblit

GAR AWARDS 2015. Boutique or regional practice that impressed - Arblit

Premium article - 22 May 2015

GAR interviews Luca Radicati di Brozolo, founding partner of the Milan boutique that won in this category [reproduced from our award supplement].

ICSID at 50 (let’s not take you for granted)

Premium article - 12 May 2015

This year’s IBA International Arbitration Day in Washington, DC, marked 50 years of ICSID, created through the Washington (or ICSID) Convention of 1965. Alison Ross reports

ICSID at 50: Should ICSID have an appeal mechanism?

Premium article - 12 May 2015

One of the key themes discussed at this year's IBA International Arbitration Day in Washington, DC, was whether ICSID’s annulment mechanism is in need of reform or whether it should give way to some form of appeal mechanism. Alison Ross reports.

ICSID at 50: ISDS debate goes Stateside

Premium article - 12 May 2015

Shortly before the IBA International Arbitration Day in February, a prominent US senator and law professor attacked investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Washington Post – providing plenty of fodder for discussion among delegates. Alison Ross reports.

The American president

Premium article - 24 April 2015

David W Rivkin, president of the IBA for the next two years and the first American to hold the role in 25 years, tells Alison Ross his presidential plans as well as his thinking on ethics in international arbitration, the ISDS debate and how arbitration practitioners contribute to the rule of law

Lord Mustill 1931–2015

Premium article - 03 April 2015

Lord Mustill, a British judge and arbitrator who paved the way for the English Arbitration Act, has died aged 83.

Putting the toothpaste back in the tube and other problems of long-term gas pricing contracts

Premium article - 15 March 2015

Speakers at GAR Live Paris discussed the problems associated with long-term gas pricing contracts and the lessons they have learnt on how best to adjust them to new market conditions. Clemmie Spalton reports.