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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?

GAR Live lookback: Human rights and environmental obligations

GAR Live lookback: Human rights and environmental obligations

Premium article - 17 February 2016

Can investment arbitration accommodate human rights and environmental law? And if it can't, then what tools are available to balance these competing interests? These questions were discussed at GAR Live BITs in Washington, DC in early 2015 (previously unreported by GAR).

Mourre yum cha, anyone?

Mourre yum cha, anyone?

Premium article - 19 November 2015

The ICC International Court of Arbitration’s new president Alexis Mourre told Hong Kong-based arbitrator Michael J Moser about his plans for the institution over a steaming pot of Cantonese yum cha tea at GAR Live Hong Kong. Read an edited summary of their conversation here.

US district courts split over ICSID award recognition

US district courts split over ICSID award recognition

Premium article - 09 October 2015

There is a district court split on the recognition of ICSID awards in the US that could lead to parties choosing to enforce in New York in preference to Washington, DC, heard delegates at GAR Live New York.

The New York approach to non-signatories

The New York approach to non-signatories

Premium article - 09 October 2015

Is New York suffering as an arbitral seat thanks to the US courts' determination that they will not defer to arbitrators on whether a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement should be brought into a case but will instead review the question de novo?

The New York approach to non-signatories

Premium article - 07 October 2015

Is New York suffering as an arbitral seat thanks to the US courts’ determination that they will not defer to arbitrators on whether a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement should be brought into a case but will instead review the question de novo?

US district courts split over ICSID award recognition

Premium article - 07 October 2015

There is a district court split on the recognition of ICSID awards in the US that could lead to parties choosing to enforce in New York in preference to Washington, DC, delegates at GAR Live heard.

GAR Live New York in pictures

Premium article - 07 October 2015

The latest GAR Live New York was held on 24 September – coinciding with Pope Francis's visit to the city – at the offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, with stunning views over Manhattan.

Ever-fiercer ISDS debate takes us back to first principles, says State Department lawyer

Ever-fiercer ISDS debate takes us back to first principles, says State Department lawyer

Premium article - 05 October 2015

Catherine Amirfar, who left Debevoise & Plimpton in 2014 for the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State, told GAR Live New York how there has been an increase in the ferocity of the public debate about investor-state dispute settlement in US trade deals, with focus also turning to the ISDS provisions of the US Model Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Eventful times: GAR Live Energy, London, 6 May

Premium article - 15 June 2015

GAR Live Energy Disputes in London on 6 May was our first event with an industry-specific focus, held in the wake of a drop in crude oil prices from around US$80 to US$50 per barrel at the start of the year (although they have since bounced back a little). Alison Ross, Kyriaki Karadelis and Lacey Yong report from London