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Advice for arbitrators in Vienna

Advice for arbitrators in Vienna

30 May 2019

An arbitrator symposium in Vienna addressed the initial organisation of an arbitral proceeding, effective presentation of evidence and tribunal deliberations, as well as the state of arbitration in Asia. Niamh Leinwather of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Vienna reports

GAR Live Frankfurt Lookback: What users want

GAR Live Frankfurt Lookback: What users want

23 May 2019

GAR Live Frankfurt 2018 saw two in-house counsel grill external counsel and arbitrators on their complaints about international arbitration, particularly in light of the competition it faces from international courts.

Defending investments in times of armed conflicts

Defending investments in times of armed conflicts

21 May 2019

An event at Paris Arbitration Week discussed some of the challenges faced by companies with investments in countries affected by armed conflict or civil unrest and the role of investment treaty arbitration in balancing the interests of investors and states.

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: do we need legal experts?

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: do we need legal experts?

20 May 2019

On the eve of this year’s GAR Live Stockholm, we revisit the inquisition panel from last year, 2018, where Jennifer Kirby, Angeline Welsh, Shai Wade, Robin Oldenstam, Tina Cicchetti, Mattias Rosengren and Larry Shore debated the pros and cos of using legal experts to establish the ‘fact’ of any applicable law.

Achmea and the ECT: investor and state perspectives

Achmea and the ECT: investor and state perspectives

17 May 2019

Does the decision by the European Court of Justice in Achmea apply to intra-EU investment disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty? Delegates at GAR Live BITs in Washington, DC heard from lawyers acting for both investors and states on the issue.

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: how to write an arbitral award

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: how to write an arbitral award

17 May 2019

Session three of GAR Live Stockholm 2018 discussed the art of writing an arbitral award. It touched on some big topics – including, how should one err when it comes to reasoning (too much, too little; more on the facts, less on the law, vice versa?) and is it time to rethink, completely, how we do investment treaty awards?

GAR Live BITs - in pictures

GAR Live BITs - in pictures

17 May 2019

Pictures from the 5th annual GAR Live BITs in Washington, DC, are now available.

Park on balance and proportionality

Park on balance and proportionality

16 May 2019

In a lecture in Washington, DC, leading US arbitrator William W Park addressed the question of proportionality when balancing rival objectives of efficiency, fairness, accuracy and enforceability in cross-border arbitration. Daniel Parga, associate at Greenberg Traurig in DC, reports.

Why London?

Why London?

09 May 2019

Panellists at the flagship conference for London International Disputes Week yesterday examined the continuing popularity of London as a seat for international arbitration, the challenges it faces from other jurisdictions and the potential impact of Brexit.

GAR Live London Lookback: is international arbitration at home in Big Law?

GAR Live London Lookback: is international arbitration at home in Big Law?

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.