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The shifting roles of states and state entities

The shifting roles of states and state entities

11 May 2020

A joint symposium organised by the Queen Mary School of International Arbitration and the ICC explored the shifting roles of states and state entities in international arbitration and the challenges for counsel appearing for and against them. Michael Larrick, an LLM student at Queen Mary, reports.

“A thousand yearnings”: Do India’s reforms go far enough?

“A thousand yearnings”: Do India’s reforms go far enough?

20 March 2020

At GAR Live India in Delhi, a panel considered the country’s recent arbitration reforms and whether they represent a missed opportunity. Haaris Fazili of DMD Advocates reports.

GAR Live India - in pictures

GAR Live India - in pictures

09 March 2020

The second GAR Live India took place at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi on 29 February. Photos of the event are now available.

GAR Live Abu Dhabi - in pictures

GAR Live Abu Dhabi - in pictures

03 February 2020

Photos from the latest GAR Live Abu Dhabi can be found here.

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.

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.