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GENEVA: The role of counsel in document production

Friday, 12 June 2015

A “Swiss Chalet Debate” organised by ICDR Young & International considered the difficulties faced by arbitral tribunals in deciding on sanctions against counsel for conduct relating to document production. Dorothee Schramm, partner at Sidley Austin in Geneva, reports

EU: Arbitral anti-suit injunctions do not conflict with Brussels Regulation

Friday, 12 June 2015

Julianne Hughes-Jennett and Sarah Baddeley

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that arbitral tribunals can issue effective anti-suit injunctions within the EU. Julianne Hughes-Jennett and Sarah Baddeley, partner and associate at Hogan Lovells in London, report.

AUSTRALIA: Perth’s dedicated centre for energy and resources disputes

Tuesday, 9 June 2015


Beth Cubitt, Tom French and Luke Carbon of Clyde & Co in Perth interview the director of the recently opened Perth Centre for Energy and Resources Arbitration (PCERA), Kanaga Dharmananda SC.

BOOK REVIEW: The Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Russia

Friday, 5 June 2015


Author: William Spiegelberger Publisher: Juris, 2014 Reviewed by Olga Boltenko, arbitral clerk to Neil Kaplan QC

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Preparing to host arbitrations

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Road Town in the BVI

As a part of the effort to diversify the British Virgin Islands’ financial services industry, policymakers have implemented legislation aiming to make it a leading jurisdiction for international arbitration. Kenneth Silva, a journalist in the territory, reports on a conference in which delegates discussed what more needs to be done and the BVI's chances of capturing a share of the disputes arising from US-Cuba trade.

MOSCOW: Are Asian institutions the answer for parties affected by sanctions?

Friday, 29 May 2015


A conference last month considered the reform of arbitration in Russia and challenges to arbitrating in traditional western forums as a result of EU and US sanctions against the state. Anna Grischenkova of KIAP reports.

GAR AWARDS 2015. Best prepared/most responsive arbitrator: Julian Lew QC

Friday, 22 May 2015

Julian Lew QC

GAR interviews the winner of this year's award for best prepared/ most responsive arbitrator, Julian Lew QC [reproduced from our award supplement].

GAR AWARDS 2015. Boutique or regional practice that impressed - Arblit

Friday, 22 May 2015

Marco Torsello, Luca Radicati di brozolo, Massimo Benedetelli and Michele Sabatini

GAR interviews Luca Radicati di Brozolo, founding partner of the Milan boutique that won in this category [reproduced from our award supplement].

Does compensation for a treaty breach qualify as state aid?

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Christer Söderlund

Christer Söderlund, senior counsel at Vinge in Stockholm, argues that the European Commission is wrong to characterise a recent investment treaty award against Romania as a breach of EU state aid rules.

ICSID at 50 (let’s not take you for granted)

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 Featured In: Volume 10 - Issue 2 (Vol. 10 Iss. 2)

This year’s IBA International Arbitration Day in Washington, DC, marked 50 years of ICSID, created through the Washington (or ICSID) Convention of 1965. Alison Ross reports

ICSID at 50: Should ICSID have an appeal mechanism?

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 Featured In: Volume 10 - Issue 2 (Vol. 10 Iss. 2)

One of the key themes discussed at this year's IBA International Arbitration Day in Washington, DC, was whether ICSID’s annulment mechanism is in need of reform or whether it should give way to some form of appeal mechanism. Alison Ross reports.

ICSID at 50: ISDS debate goes Stateside

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 Featured In: Volume 10 - Issue 2 (Vol. 10 Iss. 2)

Shortly before the IBA International Arbitration Day in February, a prominent US senator and law professor attacked investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Washington Post – providing plenty of fodder for discussion among delegates. Alison Ross reports.

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