Premium article - 20 September 2016
A panel at GAR Live New York considered the US Second Circuit’s decision in Commisa v Pemex to enforce an award annulled at the seat of arbitration, Mexico, and offered snapshots of the recent work of the ICC, the Supreme Court of New York State and a body that has set itself the task of restating US arbitration law.
Premium article - 15 September 2016
GAR Live New York took place on 13 November at the offices of Wilmer Hale Cutler Pickering and Dorr in the World Trade Centre.
Premium article - 06 September 2016
GAR Live returns to New York for the fifth time next week, with two new event chairs and a keynote speech from Gerald Aksen – the beloved dean of the NY arbitration bar.
Premium article - 08 July 2016
This year’s GAR Live Istanbul on 24 June looked at the prospects for the city’s new arbitration centre and compared its offering to that of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, which administers a high volume of Turkey-related disputes.
Premium article - 23 June 2016
Arbitrators are accused by some of “pussyfooting” too often – but what exactly do their accusers mean? When does erring on the side of caution turn into bad case management? Two sides debated the answer – vigorously – at GAR Live London.
Premium article - 10 June 2016
GAR Live Istanbul on 24 June will introduce the recently unveiled rules of the Istanbul Arbitration Centre – ISTAC – to a global audience. GAR sat down with ISTAC's president Ziya Akinci and Lazareff Le Bars partner Jean-Claude Najar, who are co-chairing the event, to talk about the rules and the city’s future as an arbitral centre.
Premium article - 09 June 2016
Recently, there have been a number of eye-catching treaty awards – US$50 billion awarded to the shareholders of Yukos and US$750 million to Canada’s Gold Reserve against Venezuela – but how the tribunals arrived at those figures was unclear. At GAR Live Energy Disputes 2015, Matthew Weiniger QC and others sought to make sense of the awards and asked whether arbitrators are being transparent enough when awarding damages in treaty claims. If they are not, how does that affect the legitimacy of investment arbitration?
Premium article - 27 May 2016
Force majeure clauses don’t change much contract to contract – yet national laws can differ widely on the same. Should force majeure clauses always be interpreted the same way – or is that simply impossible? This and other fundamental questions for oil and gas players were debated in detail by Philippe Pinsolle and his panel at GAR Live Energy Disputes 2015.
Premium article - 26 May 2016
The latest GAR Live London saw delegates react to the proposal of the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales that the courts’ power to review points of law in international arbitration be expanded so that the development of the common law in the commercial field is not stifled.
Premium article - 26 May 2016
GAR Live London was held on 18 May at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and was co-chaired by Sylvia Noury of Freshfields and Jason Fry of Clifford Chance. Photos of the event are now available.