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IBA unveils new slate of officers

IBA unveils new slate of officers

11 October 2018

The IBA Arbitration Committee has announced its latest slate of officers at the association’s annual meeting in Rome, with Julie Bédard of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Gaëtan Verhoosel of Three Crowns as co-chairs and Philippe Pinsolle of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan waiting in the wings as senior vice co-chair.

A spotlight on sanctions

A spotlight on sanctions

02 October 2018

A panel at GAR Live New York examined the impact of sanctions on international arbitration, enforcement proceedings and settlement negotiations, considering whether they can have force majeure effect, the need for government licences to represent sanctioned parties and the complications in getting paid when sanctions are in the way.

GAR Live New York - in pictures

GAR Live New York - in pictures

02 October 2018

Photos from GAR Live New York 2018 can be found here.

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

18 September 2018

Photos from GAR Live Frankfurt 2018 can be found here

GAR Live Vienna lookback – “This house believes no party-appointed arbitrator is ever impartial”

GAR Live Vienna lookback – “This house believes no party-appointed arbitrator is ever impartial”

11 September 2018

In a result that should inspire all advocates with a tough case, one side in a GAR Live Vienna debate on party-appointed arbitrators managed to overturn an 80-20 deficit in the audience vote to finish 50-50 by the end.

GAR Live Vienna lookback  – how to get the client paid

GAR Live Vienna lookback – how to get the client paid

11 September 2018

Want to know how to enforce awards in Albania, Kosovo, Croatia, Poland, the Czech Republic or Slovenia, to name but a few countries in the central, eastern and south-easternEuropean region serviced by arbitration in Vienna? Read on.

GAR Live Istanbul - in photos

07 September 2018

GAR Live Istanbul was held on 21 June at the Shangri-La Bosphoros and sponsored by ISTAC, Akinci Law Office, Cooley, Coşar Avukatlık Bürosu, Kabine Law Office, FTI Consulting, 4 New Square, Göksu | Aydın Attorneys at Law, Paksoy, Esin Attorney Partnerships, Erdem & Erdem and the Istanbul International Law Association.

Appointment angst

Appointment angst

06 September 2018

This year’s GAR Live Istanbul considered arbitrator appointments – including what parties can do to ensure an institution chooses well on their behalf and whether the quality of the arbitrator depends on what you pay.

ISTAC on track? GAR Live Istanbul looks at centre’s progress

ISTAC on track? GAR Live Istanbul looks at centre’s progress

06 September 2018

Delegates at this year’s GAR Live Istanbul looked at the progress of the city’s international arbitration centre and whether the support it receives from the Turkish government may be more hindrance than help.

ICCA to offer enlightenment in Edinburgh

ICCA to offer enlightenment in Edinburgh

06 September 2018

The theme for the next ICCA Congress in Edinburgh in 2020 will be "Arbitration's Age of Englightenment," the organisation announced today as it released the names of the lawyers compiling the programme.