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Will the post-Pledge field be pale, stale and female?

Will the post-Pledge field be pale, stale and female?

18 May 2018

Two years after the launch of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, delegates at GAR Live London considered whether the current focus on gender diversity in international arbitration needs to be accompanied by equal attention to ethnic and socioeconomic diversity for real change to be achieved.

GAR Live London – in pictures

GAR Live London – in pictures

18 May 2018

GAR Live London was held at Allen & Overy’s city centre office on 10 May.

GAR Live Zurich - in pictures

GAR Live Zurich - in pictures

11 May 2018

The first GAR Live Zurich was held on 26 April, with sessions on the Court of Arbitration for Sport, arbitrating in the digital age and whether international arbitration allows deceit, corruption, fraud and money laundering to go unnoticed.

Fleeting moments of greatness preserved by CAS

Fleeting moments of greatness preserved by CAS

10 May 2018

An athlete’s career is about fleeting moments of greatness and if you lose one of these you cannot get it back, the executive director of the World Players Association told delegates during a session on Court of Arbitration for Sport at the first GAR Live Zurich.

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: documents, direct testimony and toxic data

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: documents, direct testimony and toxic data

08 May 2018

The last GAR Live Stockholm featured a symposium moderated by James Hope of Vinge and Jakob Ragnwald of Mannheimer Swartling. Topics ranged from the pain of Redfern schedules to the danger of arbitrator data projects, discussed by the likes of George Bermann, Patricia Shaughnessy and Hilary Heilbron QC, with only one rule: nobody could begin their comment “it depends …”

Construction arbitration: best quick and dirty?

Construction arbitration: best quick and dirty?

Premium article - 02 May 2018

The first GAR Live to focus on construction disputes highlighted parties’ desire for “a quick and dirty” process that gets a result and enables parties to move on from the dispute rather than a stretched-out proceeding in which no stone is left unturned in the quest for the right decision.

GAR Live Construction - in pictures

GAR Live Construction - in pictures

02 May 2018

The first GAR Live Construction Disputes was held during the recent Paris Arbitration Week.

GAR Live London Lookback: Sanctions – a triangular look

GAR Live London Lookback: Sanctions – a triangular look

23 April 2018

Consider the following, not-impossible scenario. An arbitration in Switzerland, with UK and Iranian parties. The arbitrators are from France, Belgium and India. Do any sanctions apply? Would your answer change if one of the arbitrators were from the US? Such questions were discussed at last year’s GAR Live London, guided by Hans van Houtte, then president of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.

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.