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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.

“Killing me softly”: is international arbitration being stifled by soft law?

“Killing me softly”: is international arbitration being stifled by soft law?

Premium article - 01 March 2016

A panel at GAR Live Dubai debated whether the proliferation of soft law guidelines on aspects of procedure is “killing” international arbitration.

"A Tale of Two Clients" – how parties can best assist their case

"A Tale of Two Clients" – how parties can best assist their case

Premium article - 26 February 2016

Peter Wolrich of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle told "A Tale of Two Clients" at GAR Live Abu Dhabi, illustrating how parties' attitudes to their own cases can play a big part in whether they win or lose.

GAR Live lookback: harmonising investment treaty law

GAR Live lookback: harmonising investment treaty law

Premium article - 26 February 2016

With thousands of BITs due for renewal soon, how are states going to approach renegotiations? Will they show displeasure at the inconsistencies in the current, fragmented system? Could the system produce more uniformity, and if so, how?