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"A judicial land grab"? GAR Live reacts to Lord Chief Justice's proposal

"A judicial land grab"? GAR Live reacts to Lord Chief Justice's proposal

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.

GAR Live London: in pictures

GAR Live London: in pictures

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.

The Pledge

The Pledge

Premium article - 18 May 2016

Today’s GAR Live London saw the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, a call for the international arbitration community to commit to increase, on an equal opportunity basis, the number of women appointed as arbitrators.

Strong early support for the Pledge

Strong early support for the Pledge

Premium article - 18 May 2016

The Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, an initiative to increase the number of female arbitrators, had 260 signatories this morning before its launch at GAR Live London.

“Cutting the crap” through expedited procedures

“Cutting the crap” through expedited procedures

Premium article - 15 April 2016

Last week's GAR Live Stockholm saw discussion of one of the SCC Arbitration Institute’s signature offerings – the expedited arbitration procedure currently used in around a third of its cases – and whether due process would suffer if its use were extended.

Should witness statements be abolished?

Should witness statements be abolished?

Premium article - 15 April 2016

Are witness statements needed in international arbitration? At GAR Live Stockholm last week John Fellas of Hughes Hubbard & Reed proposed a motion that they should be abolished in an Oxford-style debate.

GAR Live Stockholm – in pictures

Premium article - 14 April 2016

The first GAR Live Stockholm was held on Friday 8 April in the atrium of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

GAR Live lookback: interrupting a gambler’s nirvana – the controversy over funders and security for costs

GAR Live lookback: interrupting a gambler’s nirvana – the controversy over funders and security for costs

Premium article - 01 April 2016

Should there be a strong presumption that a party using third-party funding should be required to put up security for costs?

GAR Live lookback: how to tackle parallel arbitrations

GAR Live lookback: how to tackle parallel arbitrations

Premium article - 22 March 2016

In-house counsel and firm practitioners came together at GAR Live Frankfurt to swap war stories of parallel arbitrations and to share tricks for avoiding multiple proceedings in civil law and common law jurisdictions.

Corruption and transparency are watchwords at GAR Live São Paulo

Corruption and transparency are watchwords at GAR Live São Paulo

Premium article - 18 March 2016

As mass protests swept Brazil this week over a bribery scandal implicating the government, GAR Live made its fourth visit to the country to address the timely topics of corruption and transparency in international arbitration.

GAR Live lookback: do banks need a special arbitration framework?

GAR Live lookback: do banks need a special arbitration framework?

11 March 2016

A lively discussion between arbitrators, bankers and counsel took place at GAR’s second-ever conference in Frankfurt, with panel members debating whether banks and financial institutions need special rules and exclusive arbitral institutions to overcome their traditional reluctance towards arbitration.

The performance bond “sword of Damocles” over construction contractors

The performance bond “sword of Damocles” over construction contractors

Premium article - 01 March 2016

In a session at GAR Live Dubai, leading construction arbitration practitioners considered how those running construction projects can be prevented from “wielding their sword of Damocles” over contractors through unmeritorious calls of performance bonds, along with other hot topics.