16 February 2018
GAR Live Abu Dhabi took place on 7 February at the Abu Dhabi Global Market Building, the headquarters of the emirate’s freezone. A speakers’ dinner the night before was hosted by Shearman & Sterling.
15 February 2018
Bonds have been described as the “lifeblood of international commerce”. A panel at GAR Live Abu Dhabi discovered the role of bonds and guarantees in the United Arab Emirates and beyond, looking at the pros and cons for both the employer and contractor in a construction contract.
09 February 2018
The Sydney Olympics was famously described by Olympic chief Juan Antonio Samaranch as the “best ever”. Will the ICCA Congress in Sydney in April deserve a similar accolade? The programme committee chairs Jean Kalicki and Mohamed Abdel Raouf tell GAR what delegates have in store.
02 February 2018
Ahead of GAR Live Abu Dhabi next week, we look back on a session at last year's event which offered a twist on the usual construction arbitration panel, inspired by its Middle Eastern locale.
25 January 2018
GAR Live Energy 2017 closed with a heated debate of the motion – “This house believes that there’s no law in gas pricing arbitration”.
19 January 2018
How to ‘do’ third-party funding was the question behind session three of GAR Live Istanbul 2017. Guided by Mark Beckett, partner at Cooley and co-chair of the conference, the panel delved into funding's inner workings, offering a rare glimpse of how it works in real life.
12 January 2018
Charles Brower has warned of the folly of the proposed international investment court – "a 15-headed Hydra" – and questioned why organisations and individuals that have been leaders in developing the investor-state dispute settlement regime are now seeking to bring about its demise.
09 January 2018
In a new style of session introduced at GAR Live London - the GAR Live Inquisition - David Rivkin QC and Lisa Bingham grilled Audley Sheppard QC, Duncan Matthews QC, Wendy Miles QC and Alejandro Escobar on whether arbitrators ‘make’ international law. Read our edited transcript of the spirited exchange.
03 January 2018
Soon after the release of a report revealing the extent to which members of the bench of the International Court of Justice moonlight as arbitrators, an event in London considered whether acting judges should be allowed to sit on tribunals – with a focus on national judges.
22 December 2017
In a keynote speech in Prague, leading Austrian arbitrator Christoph Schreuer has argued that “there is no alternative” to investment arbitration and expressed doubts about the EU’s proposals for a permanent court to hear investor-state disputes.