02 May 2019
Are the big global law firms falling out of love with international arbitration? And, if not, then why are international arbitration boutiques forming - and what role might third-party funding play in dictating whether the boutique or larger-firm model flourishes from here on? These questions formed the basis of last year’s GAR Live London Inquisition.
30 April 2019
Is it time the US government started outsourcing – even in part – investment dispute defence work? The US, after all, is home to some of the most experienced investment arbitration teams in the world. Or is the country getting it right? Are other governments all too often being gamed by their chosen external advisers? These and other questions were debated at last year’s GAR Live BITs inquisition.
26 April 2019
International arbitration looks set to be one of the few ‘City’ activities not dented by Brexit – according to a diverse panel at GAR Live London last year that included names from Australia, Singapore and Paris.
11 April 2019
An event marking the official launch of White & Case’s London investment arbitration practice brought together leading arbitrators VV Veeder QC and Albert Jan van den Berg to discuss the future of investment arbitration. White & Case’s Agnieszka Zarowna reports.
28 March 2019
Delivering the inaugural HKIAC Annual Lecture in Beijing, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler proposed guidelines for settlement facilitation by arbitrators and considered Western and Eastern attitudes to the practice. Weina Ye, senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in Shanghai, reports.
27 March 2019
Chris Seppälä – the chief legal adviser to FIDIC – gave the keynote at GAR Live Construction Disputes last year, on construction arbitration’s past and the future.
22 March 2019
GAR Live Moscow took place on 21 March at the InterContinental Hotel. Photos of the event are now available.
22 March 2019
A Russian deputy minister of justice told delegates at GAR Live Moscow that the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre will apply to become the first foreign institution licensed to administer arbitrations in Russia – as amendments to the country’s arbitration law take effect later this month.
15 March 2019
A conference in Houston organised by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Institute for Energy Law and ICC International Court of Arbitration focused on the future of international arbitration in the energy sector, including ISDS and the impact of climate change. Lisa Ann Johnson of Covington & Burling reports.
13 March 2019
Vienna Arbitration Days 2019 considered the impact of psychology and unconscious bias on arbitration, the importance of maths and economics and the use of artificial intelligence tools in assessing damages.