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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
17 May 2019
Pictures from the 5th annual GAR Live BITs in Washington, DC, are now available.
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.
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.
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.