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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.

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 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.

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.

GAR Live BITs Lookback: should the US government outsource defence of treaty cases?

GAR Live BITs Lookback: should the US government outsource defence of treaty cases?

30 April 2019

Is it time the US government started outsourcing – even in part – investment dispute defence work? The US, after all, is home to some of the most experienced investment arbitration teams in the world. Or is the country getting it right? Are other governments all too often being gamed by their chosen external advisers? These and other questions were debated at last year’s GAR Live BITs inquisition.

GAR Live Lookback: London’s future as a seat

GAR Live Lookback: London’s future as a seat

26 April 2019

International arbitration looks set to be one of the few ‘City’ activities not dented by Brexit – according to a diverse panel at GAR Live London last year that included names from Australia, Singapore and Paris.

Seppälä on the past and future of construction arbitration

Seppälä on the past and future of construction arbitration

27 March 2019

Chris Seppälä – the chief legal adviser to FIDIC – gave the keynote at GAR Live Construction Disputes last year, on construction arbitration’s past and the future.

GAR Live Moscow - in pictures

GAR Live Moscow - in pictures

22 March 2019

GAR Live Moscow took place on 21 March at the InterContinental Hotel. Photos of the event are now available.

HKIAC to seek licence to administer cases in Russia

HKIAC to seek licence to administer cases in Russia

22 March 2019

A Russian deputy minister of justice told delegates at GAR Live Moscow that the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre will apply to become the first foreign institution licensed to administer arbitrations in Russia – as amendments to the country’s arbitration law take effect later this month.