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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.

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 Paris – in pictures

GAR Live Paris – in pictures

28 November 2019

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

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?

Is it easy, being Green?

Is it easy, being Green?

15 November 2019

At the ICC annual arbitration & ADR conference in London, attention turned to climate change and the launch of a “Green Arbitration” initiative – with a panel of arbitrators and counsel discussing the arbitration sector’s carbon footprint.

Counterclaims in investor-state arbitration

Counterclaims in investor-state arbitration

12 November 2019

A seminar organised by BIICL and DLA Piper explored counterclaims in investor-state arbitration, including the current position in case law, an analysis of Latvia’s BITs and predictions for the future. Elinor Thomas of DLA Piper in London reports.

Fear of the unknown – overcoming resistance to ‘new’ damages models

Fear of the unknown – overcoming resistance to ‘new’ damages models

08 November 2019

After the adoption of a "novel" damages model caused controversy in the Tethyan v Pakistan case, a panel at GAR Live Advanced Damages Workshop explored how best to make a tribunal comfortable with lesser-known models and asked whether labels such as "modern" might be counterproductive.