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Mourre warns against “nationalisation” of arbitration

Mourre warns against “nationalisation” of arbitration

13 September 2019

In a keynote address at GAR Live Istanbul, ICC International Court of Arbitration president Alexis Mourre called for arbitral institutions to safeguard their legitimacy by agreeing on internationally accepted standards of good governance – while warning of the dangers of recent attempts by governments to “nationalise” arbitration by promoting domestic institutions.

GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

13 September 2019

Pictures from the 7th annual GAR Live Istanbul are now available.

McLachlan: the assault on international adjudication

McLachlan: the assault on international adjudication

11 September 2019

Delivering the 2019 Lalive Lecture, New Zealand arbitrator Campbell McLachlan QC examined the important role that international lawyers, scholars and states have to play in defending international adjudication against the recent backlash it has faced. Augustin Barrier and Lea Murphy of Lalive report

Can India become an arbitral hub?

Can India become an arbitral hub?

06 September 2019

At GAR’s inaugural conference in Mumbai, panellists debated whether India could establish itself as an internationally accepted arbitral centre within the next five years.

BIICL seminar marks launch of Hong Kong office

05 September 2019

A seminar in Hong Kong marking the launch of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law’s first Asian office addressed common and civil law approaches to arbitration, investment structuring in light of Chinese BITs, and questions of damages and corruption that arise in investor-state disputes. Ella Wardlaw of Allen & Overy in Hong Kong reports

An ICJ judge on bias in international adjudication

An ICJ judge on bias in international adjudication

22 August 2019

Delivering the second annual lecture co-sponsored by Arnold & Porter and the University of Cambridge Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Judge Joan Donoghue of the International Court of Justice addressed bias in international adjudication and arbitration.

GAR Live Singapore Lookback: to split or not to split?

GAR Live Singapore Lookback: to split or not to split?

15 August 2019

Session three of last year’s GAR Live Singapore considered bifurcation from every angle, seeking to answer the question “to split, or not to split?”. In the run up to this year’s GAR Live Singapore, we look back at that debate.

What next for Asia Pacific?

What next for Asia Pacific?

15 August 2019

On the eve of the signing of the Singapore Mediation Convention, an IBA event in the city-state considered the shift in global and economic power to the Asia-Pacific region and its implications for arbitral practice. Anand Shankar Tiwari and Wong Yan Yee of WongPartnership report

GAR Live Singapore Lookback: Power of the institution vs party autonomy

GAR Live Singapore Lookback: Power of the institution vs party autonomy

13 August 2019

Arbitral institutions are increasingly becoming the custodians of international arbitration’s ‘brand’. But that raises a question: to what extent do they have power to save parties from poor choices – to protect the international arbitration product’s good name? Should they be given more powers? Session four of GAR Live Singapore 2018 explored this conundrum.

The role of state parties in contract-based arbitration

The role of state parties in contract-based arbitration

06 August 2019

A conference in Washington, DC organised by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society of International Law examined the theory and practice of contract-based investment and commercial arbitration involving state actors. Gabriela Lopez of White & Case reports.