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McArbitration reaches McAward

McArbitration reaches McAward

14 September 2017

McDonald's has won a partial award in its LCIA claim against a former franchisee in Delhi, a year after the lifting of a Delhi court's anti-arbitration injunction.

Arbitration costs compared

Arbitration costs compared

14 September 2017

A team led by Louis Flannery, head of international arbitration at Stephenson Harwood, compares the costs of arbitrating at 18 major arbitral institutions - building on previous comparisons published in GAR in 2010 and 2013.

Clyde & Co recruits from Winston

Clyde & Co recruits from Winston

14 September 2017

Chilean energy disputes specialist Alejandro Garcia has joined the partnership at Clyde & Co in London after practising as a senior associate at Winston & Strawn, where he was counsel in an Energy Charter Treaty case against Italy.

Salvadorean swaps Foley for Curtis in DC

Salvadorean swaps Foley for Curtis in DC

14 September 2017

A central American lawyer based in Washington, DC, has swapped Foley Hoag for Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle after abandoning his bid for the presidency of El Salvador.

GAR Live New York considers the Trump effect

GAR Live New York considers the Trump effect

13 September 2017

For the first time in over 70 years a New Yorker is president of the United States. Lawyers at GAR Live New York considered if Donald Trump has contributed to a wave of legal nationalism worldwide and created reluctance among some parties to arbitrate in the city.

GAR Live New York - in pictures

GAR Live New York - in pictures

13 September 2017

GAR Live New York took place on 12 September, with many delegates sporting "Make international arbitration great again" baseball caps, handed out by John Fellas of Hughes Hubbard & Reed.

EU to begin negotiations for multilateral investment court

EU to begin negotiations for multilateral investment court

13 September 2017

The European Commission has been given the go ahead to open negotiations for the establishment of a multilateral investment court to settle investment disputes, as an alternative to the heavily criticised investor-state dispute settlement system.

Tanzania faces ICSID claim after sugar project goes sour

Tanzania faces ICSID claim after sugar project goes sour

13 September 2017

The Swedish investors behind an aborted project in Tanzania to produce sugar for use as renewable fuel have filed an ICSID claim after the east African state revoked the land title for the site amid concerns over the impact on local farmers and a nearby wildlife sanctuary.

BVI centre plays key role in response to Irma

BVI centre plays key role in response to Irma

12 September 2017

Amid the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands, the new international arbitration centre is undamaged and providing a temporary base for the governor and civil servants as they respond to the crisis, GAR has learned.

Arbitration Chambers opens in London

Arbitration Chambers opens in London

12 September 2017

A chambers for international arbitrators has opened in London five years after its launch in Hong Kong - a development its founder says shows confidence in the continued strength of the UK as an arbitral seat as Brexit looms.