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Has Dubai shot itself in foot again with “locals only” law?

Has Dubai shot itself in foot again with “locals only” law?

17 November 2017

After the shock of last year’s penal code amendment which said arbitrators could be imprisoned for bias, delegates at GAR Live Dubai have expressed dismay at what seems like another setback for the United Arab Emirates as an arbitral hub – a new law which permits only Emirati lawyers to acts in cases seated in the country.

GAR Live Damages - in photos

GAR Live Damages - in photos

07 November 2017

GAR Live Damages was held at the London offices of Pinsent Masons on 30 October. It was sponsored by Cornerstone Research, A&M, Winston & Strawn, CPR, Newton Arbitration, Arbitral Women and the International Lawyers Network

Are experts responsible for the ‘number from nowhere’?

Are experts responsible for the ‘number from nowhere’?

07 November 2017

Too often, arbitrations end with the tribunal pulling a figure from what seems like thin air and awarding that amount in damages, Sarah Vasani of Addleshaw Goddard told GAR Live Damages in London. Several speakers thought experts are partly to blame.

GAR Live Vienna - in pictures

GAR Live Vienna - in pictures

23 October 2017

The first GAR Live Vienna took place on 20 October at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the headquarters of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre.

GAR Live Hong Kong - in pictures

GAR Live Hong Kong - in pictures

20 October 2017

GAR Live Hong Kong took place yesterday at the HKIAC, bringing to an end Hong Kong Arbitration Week.

Tribunal dynamics: making the best of an arranged marriage

Tribunal dynamics: making the best of an arranged marriage

19 October 2017

Tribunals don’t come together of their own choosing – rather like an arranged marriage, the arbitrators are brought together by others in expectation that they will co-operate and “produce something”, Michael Moser told GAR Live Hong Kong yesterday. How do you ensure the marriage works?

Singapore’s Success

Singapore’s Success

27 September 2017

After years of dogged effort, there’s now no longer any doubt that Singapore has achieved its dream of becoming a major arbitration hub. As GAR completes its fourth event in the city, the city-state is attracting attention from outside institutions, while emerging into investment arbitration and a leader in third-party funding. Here’s a round-up of the latest Singapore news

GAR Live New York considers the Trump effect

GAR Live New York considers the Trump effect

13 September 2017

For the first time in over 70 years a New Yorker is president of the United States. Lawyers at GAR Live New York considered if Donald Trump has contributed to a wave of legal nationalism worldwide and created reluctance among some parties to arbitrate in the city.

GAR Live New York - in pictures

GAR Live New York - in pictures

13 September 2017

GAR Live New York took place on 12 September, with many delegates sporting "Make international arbitration great again" baseball caps, handed out by John Fellas of Hughes Hubbard & Reed.

GAR Live lookback - Stockholm: what's the point of opening statements?

GAR Live lookback - Stockholm: what's the point of opening statements?

08 September 2017

What's the point of opening statements? Are counsel making the most of them or are they the proverbial 'missed opportunity'? That was the jumping-off point for a session at GAR Live Stockholm this year.