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GAR Live London - in pictures

GAR Live London - in pictures

30 May 2017

GAR Live took place in London on 15 May 2017, at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's London office. Photos of the event are now available.

GAR Live lookback: mega-treaties – what are the implications?

GAR Live lookback: mega-treaties – what are the implications?

19 May 2017

Showing how much can change in the blink of a US presidential election, the liveliest panel at last year’s GAR Live BITs discussed “mega-treaties” - CETA, TTIP, etc. What lessons could be drawn from their content, both substance and process, and what would their effect be more generally? Would they release a bow-wave to wash over any number of pre-existing treaties?

GAR Live lookback: Donovan considers challenges to legitimacy of ISDS

GAR Live lookback: Donovan considers challenges to legitimacy of ISDS

18 May 2017

Ahead of GAR Live BITs next week, GAR looks back at last year's event, when Donald Donovan told delegates that the fundamental challenge of investor state dispute resolution is not over-application of the fair and equitable treatment standard, but the lack of predictability in applying it.

A year of the Pledge

A year of the Pledge

16 May 2017

It is a year since the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge – marked yesterday at GAR Live London, a drinks party at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the Who's Who Legal Awards.

Making the most of opening statements

Making the most of opening statements

27 April 2017

Speakers at GAR Live Stockholm today questioned whether opening statements are useful in arbitration – and whether counsel can make them more effective through being brief, submitting written arguments or relying on visual aids, even Casablanca.

GAR Live Abu Dhabi in pictures

GAR Live Abu Dhabi in pictures

23 February 2017

GAR Live took place yesterday, in Abu Dhabi.

Rejuvenating arbitration: proposals from Abu Dhabi

Rejuvenating arbitration: proposals from Abu Dhabi

23 February 2017

“Are the good days over?” asked Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in-house counsel Lara Hammoud at GAR Live Abu Dhabi yesterday. Practitioners active in the region went on to offer some simple ideas which could rejuvenate international arbitration.

GAR Live Lookback: Abu Dhabi - How well do arbitrators cope with highly technical matters?

GAR Live Lookback: Abu Dhabi - How well do arbitrators cope with highly technical matters?

20 December 2016

Arbitration is often feted as better suited to highly technical or commercial disputes than the average – generalist - court. But is that reputation deserved? How well do arbitrators in fact cope with highly technical matters? Do they, on average, do a good job of grappling with the intricacies, and write an award that is satisfying to the commercial or technical folk in a case? Or do they retreat to a point of law, and find a lawyerly solution, which is possibly a bit less satisfying to at least one side in the case?

Disclosure dilemmas debated at GAR Live Paris

Disclosure dilemmas debated at GAR Live Paris

30 November 2016

At GAR Live Paris on Friday, speakers considered what should be expected regarding the disclosure of third-party funding arrangements, past cases arbitrators have handled and documents in a digital era.

GAR Live Paris in pictures

GAR Live Paris in pictures

30 November 2016

The fourth annual GAR Live Paris took place last week at the office of Allen & Overy near the Arc de Triomphe. It was chaired by Isabelle Michou of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Marieke van Hooijdonk of Allen & Overy. A selection of photos of the event can be viewed below.