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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 [repoduced 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.

BOOK REVIEW: Enforcement of Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards: A Global Guide

Monday, 11 May 2015


Editor: Julien Fouret Publisher: Globe Law and Business, 2015 Reviewed by Remy Gerbay and Olivia Kilner of Enyo Law in London.

WASHINGTON, DC: A focus on corruption

Friday, 1 May 2015

Washington, DC

The latest conference hosted by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society of International Law considered approaches to allegations of corruption in international arbitration. Noah Mink of Baker Botts in Washington, DC, reports.

UK ELECTION SPECIAL: The implications of a possible EU exit if Cameron wins a second term

Friday, 1 May 2015

Will David Cameron win on 7 May?

With the UK election looming next week, Herbert Smith Freehills partner Andrew Cannon and arbitration practice manager Hannah Ambrose consider David Cameron’s commitment to a referendum on a UK exit from the European Union if he is re-elected, and the implications such an exit would have for London as a seat of arbitration and the arbitration market.

The American president

Friday, 24 April 2015 Featured In: Volume 10 - Issue 2 (Vol. 10 Iss. 2)

David W Rivkin, president of the IBA for the next two years and the first American to hold the role in 25 years, tells Alison Ross his presidential plans as well as his thinking on ethics in international arbitration, the ISDS debate and how arbitration practitioners contribute to the rule of law

DAR ES SALAAM: A focus on East Africa

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Agnes Gitau, director of the East Africa Business Network, with conference organisers (and authors of this report) Elizabeth Karanja, Leyou Tameru and Elodie Dulac

A conference in the Tanzanian capital attracted delegates from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda as well as from Tanzania itself. Elodie Dulac of King & Spalding in Singapore, Elizabeth Karanja of J Miles & Co in Nairobi and Leyou Tameru, visiting foreign consultant at Wilmer Pickering Hale and Dorr in London – all members of the organising committee – report.

Which law governs the agreement to arbitrate?

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Vivekananda N and Ankit Goyal of Allen & Gledhill in Singapore examine how courts in different jurisdictions have addressed the question of which law governs an arbitration agreement where the parties have failed to specify one.

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