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GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

20 June 2017

The 5th annual GAR Live Istanbul was held at the Shangri-La Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul on 15 June, chaired by Mark Beckett of Cooley and Utku Coşar of Coşar Avukatlık Bürosu. Ziya Akinci of Akinci Law Office provided the keynote speech.

GAR Live Energy - in pictures

GAR Live Energy - in pictures

16 June 2017

GAR Live Energy's third annual event took place yesterday at the offices of Clyde & Co in London, chaired by Juliet Blanch of Arbitration Chambers and Stephen Jagusch QC of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

“Bonkers” or necessary? Summary dismissal debated at GAR Live Stockholm

“Bonkers” or necessary? Summary dismissal debated at GAR Live Stockholm

12 June 2017

As the SCC Arbitration Institute’s new summary dismissal procedure beds in, a debate at GAR Live Stockholm highlighted the danger that an innovation intended to cut off frivolous claims may instead prove yet another way to spin out arbitrations.

Cracking the whip on bad behaviour

Cracking the whip on bad behaviour

08 June 2017

Arbitration users regularly say they want tribunals to rule with a firm and fair hand, but when faced with disruptive conduct arbitrators are often hesitant to crack the whip. At GAR Live Singapore, delegates considered the range of bad behaviour in international arbitrations and how tribunals should respond.

Abuse of process discussed in Singapore

Abuse of process discussed in Singapore

08 June 2017

Speakers at GAR Live Singapore yesterday considered abuses of the arbitral process – whether structuring investments for the sole purpose of bringing a claim, hitting a party with multiple claims based on the same facts or bringing a claim founded on a corrupt transaction or as a way to launder money.

The common law creep

The common law creep

08 June 2017

While ideally arbitration should draw “50-50” from both common and civil law traditions, in reality practice and procedure are “slipping towards the common law end of the spectrum” said a speaker at GAR Live Singapore yesterday. 

Singapore’s seismic shift on funding

Singapore’s seismic shift on funding

07 June 2017

Speakers at GAR Live Singapore today reflected on a year that saw a “seismic shift” in the country’s attitude to third-party funding – which went from a mere possibility 12 months ago to a reality embedded in statute.

GAR Live Singapore - in pictures

GAR Live Singapore - in pictures

07 June 2017

GAR Live took place in Singapore today, at Maxwell Chambers. Photos of the event are now available.

Singapore grabbing share of investment arbitration despite “hot potato” case

Singapore grabbing share of investment arbitration despite “hot potato” case

07 June 2017

A major change of the past few years has been Singapore’s emergence as a hub for investment treaty arbitration. Speakers at GAR Live Singapore considered its role in this regard, with particular reference to the “political hot potato” of the Sanum v Laos case.

Singapore’s courts under the spotlight

Singapore’s courts under the spotlight

07 June 2017

Singapore’s courts have been less busy than usual supervising commercial arbitrations this year, GAR Live delegates heard today – but there have been a wave of applications on natural justice grounds and from overseas counsel wanting to appear before the courts in arbitration-related matters.