10 April 2017
In an effort to respond to the needs of companies using international arbitration, arbitral institutions are accommodating an increased wish by parties for expedited proceedings and sole member tribunals and are appointing women arbitrators with greater frequency, says research from White and Case – but improvements are still needed on time and cost.
09 January 2017
In a survey by Berwin Leighton Paisner, 56% of participants said they consider diversity when drawing up shortlists of potential candidates for appointment as arbitrators but over 80% still thought there are too many white, male arbitrators and over 60% that there are too many from Western Europe or North America.
21 November 2016
UPDATED. The latest Queen Mary survey – conducted with law firm Pinsent Masons – shows that technology, media and telecoms parties tend to litigate their disputes but see the potential for international arbitration, especially with specialised arbitrators.
Premium article - 22 September 2016
LINK ADDED. A newly-published report examines reception of the IBA soft law instruments relating to international arbitration, finding that the guidelines on conflicts of interest are the most widely used around the world, followed by the rules of evidence and the relatively new guidelines on party representation.
Premium article - 26 November 2012
Specialised master’s degrees in international arbitration are multiplying at a dizzying rate – but how useful are they when it comes to finding a job in private practice? Sebastian Perry reports
Premium article - 30 March 2012
In the last of a series of snapshots of third-party funding developments worldwide, partner Baiju Vasani of Crowell & Moring in Washington, DC, reports on recent US case law relating to funding disputes.
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Partner Noradèle Radjai of Lalive in Geneva reports on developments in third-party funding in Switzerland.
Premium article - 27 March 2012
Continuing GAR's series of snapshots of third-party funding developments from around the globe, Alvin Yeo SC and Swee Yen Koh of Wong Partnership in Singapore say proposed legislation may remove historical barriers to third-party funding in the city-state.
Premium article - 26 March 2012
Partners Paul Starr and David Bateson of King & Wood Mallesons discuss recent Hong Kong's recent case law on third-party funding arrangements.
Premium article - 23 March 2012
Sarah Ganz and Olga Braeuer of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London report on German laws governing third-party funding arrangements.
Premium article - 22 March 2012
Partner Philip Dunham and associate Samantha Nataf of Dechert in Paris discuss the scarce French case law touching on third-party funding arrangements and the ethical considerations that may arise.
Premium article - 21 March 2012
In GAR's continuing series examining third-party funding developments worldwide, partner Steven Finizio and counsel Duncan Speller of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London report on case law and pending legislation in England and Wales, and how these may affect international arbitration.