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

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

Premium article - 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.

GAR Live Abu Dhabi lookback: the Gulf region - a melting pot or  clash of legal cultures?

GAR Live Abu Dhabi lookback: the Gulf region - a melting pot or clash of legal cultures?

Premium article - 21 July 2017

Drawing on the insights of those who know the UAE best, GAR Live Abu Dhabi delved into the day-to-day reality of offshore and onshore jurisdictions under one "roof" and whether it means local civil lawyers and expatriate common lawyers' working interchangeably with the line between the two traditions' growing faint, or, well, something else.

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

Premium article - 07 July 2017

GAR Live Frankfurt was held on 29 June at the Jumeirah Hotel and was sponsored by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Allen & Overy, Accuracy, Baker Botts and Geotext Translations.

The claim/award mismatch – GAR Live Energy considers the reasons

The claim/award mismatch – GAR Live Energy considers the reasons

21 June 2017

Speakers at GAR Live Energy explored why claimants in investment treaty cases often receive damages that fall far below the amount claimed and the extent to which experts and tribunals are responsible.

Istanbul centre reveals it has completed cases

Istanbul centre reveals it has completed cases

Premium article - 21 June 2017

The president of the Istanbul Arbitration Centre's executive board, Ziya Akinci, has told an audience at GAR Live Istanbul that the centre has already completed cases, less than a year after officially opening for business.

GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

Premium article - 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

Premium article - 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

Premium article - 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.