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Has the game changed for China-related arbitration?

Has the game changed for China-related arbitration?

23 January 2020

At an event in Singapore, a panel of practitioners considered whether recent legal developments in Asia constitute a turning point for arbitration involving China. Charles Tian of WongPartnership in Singapore reports.

PCA hosts launch of Hague Rules for business and human rights disputes

20 January 2020

An event at the Permanent Court of Arbitration marked the launch of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration. Fabio Santacroce and Caterina Benini of ArbLit in Milan report.

GAR Live Singapore - in pictures

GAR Live Singapore - in pictures

17 December 2019

Pictures of the 5th annual GAR Live Singapore can be found here.

Douglas warns against “siege mentality”

Douglas warns against “siege mentality”

16 December 2019

In a keynote speech in Prague, Australian arbitrator Zachary Douglas QC of Matrix Chambers argued that although investment arbitration is under constant attack, the arbitration community should not focus on external threats to the system but rather deal with the serious problems of its own making. Jaroslav Kudrna and Anna Bilanová of the Czech Ministry of Finance report.

The pendulum has swung back

The pendulum has swung back

06 December 2019

In the latest Freshfields lecture, French arbitrator Brigitte Stern has warned that the pendulum has swung back from international dispute resolution to state sovereignty – posing an existential threat to investor-state dispute settlement as we know it.

GAR Live Women in Arbitration — in pictures

GAR Live Women in Arbitration — in pictures

06 December 2019

Photos from GAR Live Women in Arbitration can be found here.

How can women secure leading roles?

How can women secure leading roles?

06 December 2019

At the inaugural GAR Live Women in Arbitration, panellists discussed what steps women can take to secure lead counsel and arbitrator roles.

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

05 December 2019

Photos for the 6th annual GAR Live Frankfurt can be found here.

GAR Live Atlanta: in pictures

GAR Live Atlanta: in pictures

04 December 2019

Photos for the 2nd GAR Live Atlanta, held at the Atlanta Centre for Mediation and Arbitration at Georgia State University College of Law, are now available.

Bermann on commercial arbitration and its critics

Bermann on commercial arbitration and its critics

04 December 2019

In a keynote address at GAR Live Atlanta, Columbia Law School professor George A Bermann argued that international commercial arbitration is well-placed to answer attacks from its critics – while suggesting that its claims to various forms of autonomy may be excessive.