15 August 2018
Asia is curious in treaty terms in that any pair of Asian states can be bound by multiple competing pacts. And often those treaties will overlap and even contradict. How has this “noodle soup” of treaties occurred, and what does it mean in practical terms?
10 August 2018
Ahead of the next Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation later this month, Winnie Jo-Mei Ma, deputy secretary general of the Chinese Arbitration Association in Taiwan looks back on the last event on the distinction between institutional and ad hoc arbitration.
08 August 2018
An event in London organised by Withers addressed third-party funding of international arbitration in the wake of the recommendations in the ICCA-Queen Mary report. Uliana Cooke of Withers in London reports
07 August 2018
The last GAR Live Hong Kong closed with an ‘inquisition’ exploring the pros and cons of exposing more information about the inner workings of international arbitration to daylight. In ‘Too much information?’ a panel led by Lord Goldsmith QC examined whether arbitrator research tools are a bad idea and whether more arbitral awards should be published.
26 July 2018
In a speech at this year’s SIAC Congress, Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon spoke of the special role of arbitral institutions in shaping the future of international arbitration and identified three challenges for them: tackling the problems of costs and poor professional conduct and ensuring continuity of the process through developing future generations of practitioners.
20 July 2018
After being dreamt up during Paris Arbitration Week, a new non-profit organisation of young practitioners named AfricaArb has launched in the French capital, with the aim of furthering the development of arbitration as an efficient and accessible method of dispute resolution in Africa.
11 July 2018
The African Arbitration Association has been launched at an event in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, a development that has been heralded by the International Court of Justice’s president, Somalian Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, as “the coming of age of the arbitration profession in Africa.”
11 July 2018
For the latest Best Friends Debate in Paris, a panel of speakers discussed how arbitral tribunals work and reach their decisions and whether it is the president who determines the outcome.
26 June 2018
The Young Professionals of Construction in Paris has marked its first birthday with its third event in a year.
14 June 2018
A panel of arbitrators at GAR Live Singapore considered how the shift in economic power from west to east and China’s Belt and Road initiative will change arbitration, whether more use should be made of tribunal-appointed experts and how the legalisation of third-party funding has affected the region.