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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.

GAR Live Vienna - in pictures

GAR Live Vienna - in pictures

02 December 2019

Photos from the 3rd Annual GAR Live Vienna can be found here.

How to deal with economic sanctions

How to deal with economic sanctions

02 December 2019

A panel at GAR Live Vienna considered the impact of economic sanctions on international arbitration, including whether arbitrators have a duty to enforce sanctions, defences based on force majeure and the difficulties faced by institutions in taking payment of fees.

GAR Live Paris – in pictures

GAR Live Paris – in pictures

28 November 2019

Photos of the 7th annual GAR Live Paris are now available.

Hanotiau on an arbitrator’s duty

Hanotiau on an arbitrator’s duty

28 November 2019

In a keynote address at GAR Live Paris, Bernard Hanotiau considered the duty of an arbitrator and what delivering justice means in international arbitration.

GAR Live Dubai - in pictures

GAR Live Dubai - in pictures

25 November 2019

Photos of the 6th annual GAR Live Dubai can be found here.

Are we yet “transnationalists”?

Are we yet “transnationalists”?

25 November 2019

A panel at GAR Live Dubai considered how to “make arbitration work” between parties from common and civil law jurisdictions, and the differing approaches to contractual principles such as good faith.

GAR Live Dubai Lookback: - the (ab)use of experts in construction arbitration – where is the line between expert and advocate?

GAR Live Dubai Lookback: - the (ab)use of experts in construction arbitration – where is the line between expert and advocate?

19 November 2019

On the eve of this year’s GAR Live Dubai, we look back to 2018’s edition, and session three, in which Mark McNeill and panel tackled one of the great conundrums: why is it that reputable independent experts – who would never testify “contrary to their own conviction” nonetheless reliably end up producing work that favours the side who appointed them. What’s the alchemy at work, and can it be reformulated?