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Arbitration in the face of chaos

Arbitration in the face of chaos

12 March 2019

The Institute of Transnational Arbitration’s 30th annual workshop featured a keynote address from Emmanuel Gaillard on the tangled web of parallel proceedings before international arbitral tribunals and domestic courts, with other panels addressing related issues including claim preclusion and double recovery. Diora Ziyaeva of Dentons in New York reports.

Lew and van den Berg in conversation

Lew and van den Berg in conversation

05 March 2019

At a Valentine’s Day event in Hong Kong, prominent arbitrators Julian Lew QC and Albert Jan van den Berg offered common and civil law perspectives on arbitration, and provided tips for younger lawyers. Matthew Townsend of Fangda Partners in Hong Kong reports.

Annulment of investment treaty awards

26 February 2019

A London seminar organised by the BIICL Investment Treaty Forum and Baker Botts considered the annulment of investment treaty awards, with a particular focus on intra-EU arbitration in the wake of Achmea. Laura Vengoechea and James Penrose of Baker Botts in London report.

Do we need a permanent investment court?

Do we need a permanent investment court?

13 February 2019

Nassib G Ziadé, chief executive officer of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), used a speech in Manama to question whether proposals to establish a permanent court to hear investment disputes would address the flaws in the current investor-state arbitration system or be in the best interests of developing countries.

Where two planets meet: the updated ICC clause for trust disputes

Where two planets meet: the updated ICC clause for trust disputes

23 January 2019

An event at Withers in London saw representatives of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and its task force on trusts and arbitration discuss the updated ICC arbitration clause for trust disputes and its explanatory note. Camilla Gambarini, associate at Withers, reports.

GAR Live Dubai - in pictures

GAR Live Dubai - in pictures

18 January 2019

Photos from GAR Live Dubai 2018 are now available.

GAR Live Atlanta Lookback – is the US Federal Arbitration Act up to the demands of the modern world?

GAR Live Atlanta Lookback – is the US Federal Arbitration Act up to the demands of the modern world?

15 January 2019

The US Federal Arbitration Act is now more than 100 years old, but it has required more than a few judicial running repairs. Would it be more sensible, at this point, to consider a complete overhaul – a whole new law? After all, the world has moved on and such ready-made versions are available.

Widely used by 2030?

Widely used by 2030?

07 January 2019

“By 2030, the Prague rules will have replaced the IBA rules in almost all continental European international arbitrations” was the motion of a debate at a Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners’ roundtable on the eve of their launch in the Czech Republic.

Launch of the Prague rules – in pictures

Launch of the Prague rules – in pictures

18 December 2018

The Prague rules were launched on 14 December at an event at Martinic Palace, a Renaissance palace in Prague.

How Egypt “aced the test of the Arab Spring”

How Egypt “aced the test of the Arab Spring”

17 December 2018

Speaking at a conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo-based arbitration specialist Karim Youssef has called for the elimination of stigma surrounding investment treaty arbitration, arguing that the numerous cases brought against Egypt in the wake of the Arab Spring and the state's reaction to them show the process working well.