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GAR Live Lookback: Abu Dhabi - the rise of the offshore option in the Middle East: Is the approach working out?

GAR Live Lookback: Abu Dhabi - the rise of the offshore option in the Middle East: Is the approach working out?

09 April 2018

At a GAR Live Abu Dhabi in 2017, the chief executives from the DIFC Courts and the ADGM Courts debated whether court or arbitration is now the superior option in the region, in a lively roundtable session.

Paranoia about paranoia? GAR Live Atlanta looks at due process

Paranoia about paranoia? GAR Live Atlanta looks at due process

27 March 2018

A panel at GAR Live Atlanta discussed “due process paranoia” – asking whether it is a real problem or there is just “paranoia about paranoia” and, if it does exist, whether it is guided by genuine concern about awards being challenged or by arbitrators’ economic interests.

GAR Live Atlanta - in pictures

GAR Live Atlanta - in pictures

27 March 2018

GAR Live Atlanta was held at the Atlanta Centre for Mediation and Arbitration based at Georgia State University College of Law.

Mourre calls for institutions to join forces

Mourre calls for institutions to join forces

09 March 2018

In a speech in Atlanta, ICC International Court of Arbitration president Alexis Mourre has argued that trust in arbitration “rests on the reliability and legitimacy of arbitral institutions” and that they need to cooperate more effectively.

GAR Live Lookback: Stockholm - What makes a good arbitrator?

GAR Live Lookback: Stockholm - What makes a good arbitrator?

01 March 2018

What does ‘good’ look like when it comes to dealing with requests for timetable dispensations, to reading-in, or to handling difficult wing arbitrators? Those questions, and more, were debated in session three of GAR Live Stockholm 2017, which attempted to answer the very big question of “what makes a ‘good’ arbitrator”?

GAR Live Abu Dhabi - in pictures

GAR Live Abu Dhabi - in pictures

16 February 2018

GAR Live Abu Dhabi took place on 7 February at the Abu Dhabi Global Market Building, the headquarters of the emirate’s freezone. A speakers’ dinner the night before was hosted by Shearman & Sterling.

Call me maybe? GAR Live Abu Dhabi puts spotlight on bonds and guarantees

Call me maybe? GAR Live Abu Dhabi puts spotlight on bonds and guarantees

15 February 2018

Bonds have been described as the “lifeblood of international commerce”. A panel at GAR Live Abu Dhabi discovered the role of bonds and guarantees in the United Arab Emirates and beyond, looking at the pros and cons for both the employer and contractor in a construction contract.

GAR Live Lookback: Abu Dhabi - How to *avoid* construction arbitration

GAR Live Lookback: Abu Dhabi - How to *avoid* construction arbitration

02 February 2018

Ahead of GAR Live Abu Dhabi next week, we look back on a session at last year's event which offered a twist on the usual construction arbitration panel, inspired by its Middle Eastern locale.

GAR Live Lookback: Energy Disputes - Is there any law in gas pricing arbitration?

GAR Live Lookback: Energy Disputes - Is there any law in gas pricing arbitration?

25 January 2018

GAR Live Energy 2017 closed with a heated debate of the motion – “This house believes that there’s no law in gas pricing arbitration”.

GAR Live Lookback: Istanbul - How to 'do' third-party funding

GAR Live Lookback: Istanbul - How to 'do' third-party funding

19 January 2018

How to ‘do’ third-party funding was the question behind session three of GAR Live Istanbul 2017. Guided by Mark Beckett, partner at Cooley and co-chair of the conference, the panel delved into funding's inner workings, offering a rare glimpse of how it works in real life.