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GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

Premium article - 18 September 2018

Photos from GAR Live Frankfurt 2018 can be found here

GAR Live Vienna lookback – “This house believes no party-appointed arbitrator is ever impartial”

GAR Live Vienna lookback – “This house believes no party-appointed arbitrator is ever impartial”

Premium article - 11 September 2018

In a result that should inspire all advocates with a tough case, one side in a GAR Live Vienna debate on party-appointed arbitrators managed to overturn an 80-20 deficit in the audience vote to finish 50-50 by the end.

GAR Live Vienna lookback  – how to get the client paid

GAR Live Vienna lookback – how to get the client paid

Premium article - 11 September 2018

Want to know how to enforce awards in Albania, Kosovo, Croatia, Poland, the Czech Republic or Slovenia, to name but a few countries in the central, eastern and south-easternEuropean region serviced by arbitration in Vienna? Read on.

GAR Live Istanbul - in photos

07 September 2018

GAR Live Istanbul was held on 21 June at the Shangri-La Bosphoros and sponsored by ISTAC, Akinci Law Office, Cooley, Coşar Avukatlık Bürosu, Kabine Law Office, FTI Consulting, 4 New Square, Göksu | Aydın Attorneys at Law, Paksoy, Esin Attorney Partnerships, Erdem & Erdem and the Istanbul International Law Association.

Appointment angst

Appointment angst

06 September 2018

This year’s GAR Live Istanbul considered arbitrator appointments – including what parties can do to ensure an institution chooses well on their behalf and whether the quality of the arbitrator depends on what you pay.

ISTAC on track? GAR Live Istanbul looks at centre’s progress

ISTAC on track? GAR Live Istanbul looks at centre’s progress

06 September 2018

Delegates at this year’s GAR Live Istanbul looked at the progress of the city’s international arbitration centre and whether the support it receives from the Turkish government may be more hindrance than help.

ICCA to offer enlightenment in Edinburgh

ICCA to offer enlightenment in Edinburgh

Premium article - 06 September 2018

The theme for the next ICCA Congress in Edinburgh in 2020 will be "Arbitration's Age of Englightenment," the organisation announced today as it released the names of the lawyers compiling the programme.

GAR Live Hong Kong Lookback: Asia’s overlapping investment treaties, chaos or cohesion?

GAR Live Hong Kong Lookback: Asia’s overlapping investment treaties, chaos or cohesion?

Premium article - 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?

Taipei gathering discusses institutional v ad hoc distinction

Taipei gathering discusses institutional v ad hoc distinction

Premium article - 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.

Market trends and legal issues in third-party funding

Market trends and legal issues in third-party funding

Premium article - 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