Launched in 2006, GAR is the leading resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence.
GAR prides itself on publishing reliable and informative arbitration news, providing readers with breaking news updates five days a week, original annual reports and surveys, and in-depth features covering issues in international arbitration around the world. GAR's dedicated team of journalists travel to report globally and have established a wide network of contacts to break news first.
Each year GAR publishes our unique signature survey: the GAR 100, a guide to specialist arbitration firms worldwide. The survey points readers to dependable counsel, offering extensive qualitative analysis of arbitration practices around the world. Firms are stringently researched and assessed to ensure that only the elite are listed, with the GAR 30 ranking the very best.
GAR Live events are innovative and interactive, encouraging audience participation throughout. Topical discussions are followed by a symposium session with submitted questions and a live debate. Some of the leading figures in international arbitration gather in the world's major cities to debate key issues, creating live content for our magazine.
Complementing our news service and GAR Live events, we also work with leading practitioners to provide the front-line view on important topics in international dispute resolution. These resources are all published free-to-view on the GAR website and are packaged into two distinct series:
GAR Know-how is an online Q&A resource which provides practitioners with a dynamic and global reference guide to particular dispute types. We currently have five know-hows: GAR Know-How: Commercial Arbitration, GAR Know-How: Construction Arbitration, GAR Know-How: Investment Treaty Arbitration, GAR Know-How: Litigation and GAR Know-How: Maritime & Offshore Arbitration and are working on new titles to provide even deeper coverage on international arbitration.
Alongside GAR Know-how we also publish three annual reviews providing first-hand insight into international arbitration in important jurisdictions around the world. The Arbitration Review of the Americas,The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review and The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Reviewfocus on the regional issues and important cases, reflecting on what's been happening on-the-ground over the past year. Reviews are published free-to-view online and also in print: they are distributed to subscribers and are available at most GAR Live events.
We are always keen to hear from firms who are interested in helping us expand our jurisdictional or substantive coverage, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
GAR is published by Law Business Research Limited, an independent, multi award-winning publisher of research, data and analysis on international business law and international legal markets.
David Samuels, publisher and editor-in-chief
David is the longest serving journalist at Law Business Research and is the company's editor-in-chief. Since joining in 1999, he’s run sister sites Global Competition Review, and Latin Lawyer (as a locum), launched Global Arbitration Review, Global Investigations Review and Global Restructuring Review, and organised numerous conferences under those brands. He read law at Oxford and Cambridge.
Alison Ross, Editor
After graduating from Christ Church, Oxford, with a first in English, Ali studied law at City University and the Inns of Court School of Law. She practised for five years as a barrister in London, doing a mix of civil and criminal hearings and spending many hours a day on trains to far-flung courts. She joined GAR a year after it was founded, in 2007, and was delighted to replace trips to Milton Keynes county court with conferences in Rio, Singapore and Mauritius. She became Editor in 2009. She has also written for the Evening Standard.
Sebastian Perry, associate editor
Sebastian Perry has worked at GAR since 2010, including as news reporter, features editor and acting editor. Before that, he was a sub-editor for LBR’s production department and a reporter for another LBR news title, Latin Lawyer. He has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Oxford and an M.A. in English Renaissance Literature from the University of York, UK, as well as a postgraduate diploma in journalism from the London School of Journalism.
Douglas Thomson, senior news reporter
Douglas began at GAR in 2013, a year after being called to the English Bar at Inner Temple. He took his BPTC and GDL at City Law School, and holds a BA Hons in English Language and Literature from Trinity College, Oxford. He previously worked as a political assistant for a Member of the European Parliament. He is currently studying Mandarin Chinese.
Lacey Yong, news reporter
A true Canadian, Lacey was born and raised in Alberta and practised as a solicitor and barrister in the city of Calgary. In 2013, she moved to London to pursue a Master of Laws and has remained on this side of the pond ever since. When not working at GAR, she can be found attending London’s many theatres and practising hot yoga.
Tom Jones, news reporter
Tom completed his law degree and legal practice course at the City Law School in London, where he received the Martin Dockray award for the highest mark in his undergraduate year. A keen sports fan, he is happiest when using his season ticket to visit Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
Ali Khan, news reporter
Ali joined GAR in 2016 after brief stints in research and private practice roles. He studied law and politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies and University College London. Hailing from Pakistan, he spent his formative years in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Hungary and the US.