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GAR Live Mumbai 2019 - in pictures

GAR Live Mumbai 2019 - in pictures

Premium article - 08 July 2019

Photos from GAR's inaugural GAR Live Mumbai are now available.

GAR Live Energy Lookback: the new market for buying and selling awards

GAR Live Energy Lookback: the new market for buying and selling awards

Premium article - 28 June 2019

International arbitration awards offer “the elixir of investment funds” – uncorrelated returns you can bank on irrespective of wider market conditions – according to a panel at last year’s GAR Live Energy, which lifted the lid on the little-known world of high finance and its interest in the output of arbitration.

GAR Live Energy Lookback: how suited are private claims for public wrongs?

GAR Live Energy Lookback: how suited are private claims for public wrongs?

Premium article - 26 June 2019

Will victims of alleged human rights abuses ever consent to arbitration of their claims? Very possibly was the consensus by the end of GAR Live Energy 2018. As one panel member put it, sometimes victims are “just private parties wanting compensation”.

GAR Live Istanbul Lookback: different approaches to cross-examination and advocacy

GAR Live Istanbul Lookback: different approaches to cross-examination and advocacy

Premium article - 13 June 2019

Last year’s GAR Live Istanbul closed with a mock cross-examination session intended to contrast the common law and civil law approaches to witness questioning.

GAR Live Frankfurt Lookback: What users want

GAR Live Frankfurt Lookback: What users want

Premium article - 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?

Premium article - 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

Premium article - 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

Premium article - 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?

Premium article - 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?

Premium article - 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.