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Arbitrators share views on Belt and Road and more

Arbitrators share views on Belt and Road and more

14 June 2018

A panel of arbitrators at GAR Live Singapore considered how the shift in economic power from west to east and China’s Belt and Road initiative will change arbitration, whether more use should be made of tribunal-appointed experts and how the legalisation of third-party funding has affected the region.

GAR Live Lookback: Frankfurt - Emergency and expedited arbitrations – the pros and cons

GAR Live Lookback: Frankfurt - Emergency and expedited arbitrations – the pros and cons

08 June 2018

If you wanted to divide a room in 2017, you simply ask about expedited arbitration. GAR Live Frankfurt last year proved no exception. For once, though, the panel in question included some in-housers, who were forthright in their views.

Pakistan centre marks anniversary

Pakistan centre marks anniversary

05 June 2018

A conference in Pakistan to mark the third anniversary of the country’s first international arbitration centre addressed the need for the country to update its framework for arbitration and the prospects for dispute resolution relating to Chinese-funded infrastructure projects that form part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

GAR Live Lookback: Istanbul - the one with the mock cross-examinations

GAR Live Lookback: Istanbul - the one with the mock cross-examinations

05 June 2018

“To the extent possible, give the tribunal the impression that it’s a relatively simple point, and this expert is using expertise to cloud […] straightforward questions”. This tip – for handling an uppity expert - was one of several on the art of advocacy at GAR Live Istanbul last year, 2017, from a session that featured not one but two mock cross-examinations.

GAR Live Lookback: Frankfurt - is the EU’s investment court proposal fit for purpose?

GAR Live Lookback: Frankfurt - is the EU’s investment court proposal fit for purpose?

31 May 2018

GAR Live Frankfurt last year produced one of the standout moments of the whole GAR Live year, 2017, as three speakers argued the pros and cons of the EU’s permanent investment court proposal in an impressively blunt style. Here is a full recap.

How will the new EU data protection law affect you?

How will the new EU data protection law affect you?

25 May 2018

As the European Union’s latest data protection law comes into effect, prominent French practitioner Philippe Pinsolle explored what the new regulation means for the world of international arbitration in a speech at GAR Live Stockholm.

Solving the diversity problem

Solving the diversity problem

18 May 2018

The latest conference of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society of International Law in Washington, DC critically examined the lack of diversity and inclusion in international arbitration and explored potential solutions.

Will the post-Pledge field be pale, stale and female?

Will the post-Pledge field be pale, stale and female?

18 May 2018

Two years after the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, delegates at GAR Live London considered whether the current focus on gender diversity in international arbitration needs to be accompanied by equal attention to ethnic and socioeconomic diversity for real change to be achieved.

GAR Live London – in pictures

GAR Live London – in pictures

18 May 2018

GAR Live London was held at Allen & Overy’s city centre office on 10 May.

Young ICCA holds first event in California

Young ICCA holds first event in California

17 May 2018

Held in downtown Los Angeles, the first Young ICCA event in California included discussion of the Golden State’s attractiveness as a forum for international arbitration disputes in light of pending legislation, as well as many tips for young hopefuls in the field.