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Where corruption rears its ugly head

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Ruth Cowley and Andrew Reeves, partner and associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in London, discuss the impact of corruption on arbitration in light of recent awards and court judgments.

PHNOM PENH: Preparing to administer arbitrations

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s new commercial arbitration centre has announced that it is ready to accept its first cases. Samuel Seow and Jawad Ahmad of Rajah & Tann in Singapore and GAR’s Kyriaki Karadelis report on an event in Phnom Penh at which the development was discussed.

Guidelines for counsel: the LCIA takes a stand

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tom Cummins

Tom Cummins, senior associate at Ashurst, reports on the novel provisions in the 2014 LCIA Rules concerning conduct of party representatives.

BOOK REVIEW: Procedure and Evidence in International Arbitration

Friday, 22 August 2014


Author: Jeffrey Waincymer Publisher: Kluwer Law International, 2012 Reviewed by Simon Greenberg, partner at Clifford Chance in Paris, with grateful acknowledgement of the assistance of Niyati Ghandi in preparing this review

Investment arbitration in the belly of an economic tiger

Friday, 15 August 2014 Featured In: Volume 9 - Issue 4 (Vol. 9 Iss. 4)


Turkey is an “economic tiger” and one of the world’s most prolific signatories of investment treaties, having entered into almost 100 over the past two decades. Speakers at the recent GAR Live Istanbul considered how the country measures up in the field of investment arbitration

Eastern promise

Friday, 15 August 2014 Featured In: Volume 9 - Issue 4 (Vol. 9 Iss. 4)

It's Turkish tradition to predict the future from your coffee dregs (Credit: Turkish Coffee US)

A law establishing a new international arbitration centre in Istanbul could be passed imminently, said speakers at the latest GAR Live in the city, as they shared their optimism about Turkey’s improving arbitration and enforcement regimes. Kyriaki Karadelis reports

Are treaty parties clawing back investment protections?

Friday, 15 August 2014 Featured In: Volume 9 - Issue 4 (Vol. 9 Iss. 4)

Patrick Pearsall, Rudolf Dolzer, Claudia Annacker and Nikos Lavranos

The EU is embracing a North American model of investment protection in its treaty negotiations that risks politicising investor-state disputes by limiting tribunals’ interpretive powers, GAR Live Frankfurt heard. Sebastian Perry reports

The cost of Yukos

Friday, 15 August 2014 Featured In: Volume 9 - Issue 4 (Vol. 9 Iss. 4)

As well as yielding the largest arbitration award in history, the nine-year Yukos proceedings notched up a remarkable US$124 million in legal fees and costs. GAR breaks down the numbers

How Yukos got the go-ahead

Friday, 15 August 2014 Featured In: Volume 9 - Issue 4 (Vol. 9 Iss. 4)

Key points from the 2009 decision on jurisdiction that paved the way for the largest arbitration award ever

Yukos investors win record sum against Russia

Friday, 15 August 2014 Featured In: Volume 9 - Issue 4 (Vol. 9 Iss. 4)

Russia has been ordered to pay more than US$50 billion to former majority shareholders in the defunct oil group Yukos, in the highest-value arbitration award of all time.

Yukos Capital v Rosneft: the latest ruling analysed

Friday, 15 August 2014

Yukos flag waving

In a case arising from the collapse of Yukos that has escaped attention amid the clamour over the Permanent Court of Arbitration awards, the English High Court has confirmed that arbitration awards annulled by a Russian supervisory court may still be given effect under English law. Rupert Gordon and George Mingay of Clyde & Co in London report.

PARIS: A Caribbean adventure

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Goldsmith: "pacing disconsolately"

A lecture by Lord Goldsmith QC looked at the relationship between arbitration and national courts with reference to a set of litigations concerning anti-arbitration measures implemented by the government of Belize. Bart Wasiak of Arnold & Porter reports.

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