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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.

GAR Live Zurich - in pictures

GAR Live Zurich - in pictures

11 May 2018

The first GAR Live Zurich was held on 26 April, with sessions on the Court of Arbitration for Sport, arbitrating in the digital age and whether international arbitration allows deceit, corruption, fraud and money laundering to go unnoticed.

A Nobel Prize for the New York Convention?

A Nobel Prize for the New York Convention?

11 May 2018

An event at Herbert Smith Freehills to mark the 60th anniversary of the New York Convention examined its record of success and whether it is in need of amendment – and ended in a call for it to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Fleeting moments of greatness preserved by CAS

Fleeting moments of greatness preserved by CAS

10 May 2018

An athlete’s career is about fleeting moments of greatness and if you lose one of these you cannot get it back, the executive director of the World Players Association told delegates during a session on Court of Arbitration for Sport at the first GAR Live Zurich.

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: documents, direct testimony and toxic data

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: documents, direct testimony and toxic data

08 May 2018

The last GAR Live Stockholm featured a symposium moderated by James Hope of Vinge and Jakob Ragnwald of Mannheimer Swartling. Topics ranged from the pain of Redfern schedules to the danger of arbitrator data projects, discussed by the likes of George Bermann, Patricia Shaughnessy and Hilary Heilbron QC, with only one rule: nobody could begin their comment “it depends …”

GAR Live Construction - in pictures

GAR Live Construction - in pictures

02 May 2018

The first GAR Live Construction Disputes was held during the recent Paris Arbitration Week.

Achmea: through the looking glass

Achmea: through the looking glass

27 April 2018

A conference at Christ Church, Oxford, on the interplay between the New York Convention and European Union law was dominated by discussion of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s ruling in Achmea – with suggestions that it could bite in relation to commercial arbitration as well as investor-state arbitration.