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Cracking the whip on bad behaviour

Cracking the whip on bad behaviour

Premium article - 08 June 2017

Arbitration users regularly say they want tribunals to rule with a firm and fair hand, but when faced with disruptive conduct arbitrators are often hesitant to crack the whip. At GAR Live Singapore, delegates considered the range of bad behaviour in international arbitrations and how tribunals should respond.

Abuse of process discussed in Singapore

Abuse of process discussed in Singapore

Premium article - 08 June 2017

Speakers at GAR Live Singapore yesterday considered abuses of the arbitral process – whether structuring investments for the sole purpose of bringing a claim, hitting a party with multiple claims based on the same facts or bringing a claim founded on a corrupt transaction or as a way to launder money.

The common law creep

The common law creep

Premium article - 08 June 2017

While ideally arbitration should draw “50-50” from both common and civil law traditions, in reality practice and procedure are “slipping towards the common law end of the spectrum” said a speaker at GAR Live Singapore yesterday. 

Singapore’s seismic shift on funding

Singapore’s seismic shift on funding

Premium article - 07 June 2017

Speakers at GAR Live Singapore today reflected on a year that saw a “seismic shift” in the country’s attitude to third-party funding – which went from a mere possibility 12 months ago to a reality embedded in statute.

GAR Live Singapore - in pictures

GAR Live Singapore - in pictures

07 June 2017

GAR Live took place in Singapore today, at Maxwell Chambers. Photos of the event are now available.

Singapore grabbing share of investment arbitration despite “hot potato” case

Singapore grabbing share of investment arbitration despite “hot potato” case

Premium article - 07 June 2017

A major change of the past few years has been Singapore’s emergence as a hub for investment treaty arbitration. Speakers at GAR Live Singapore considered its role in this regard, with particular reference to the “political hot potato” of the Sanum v Laos case.

Singapore’s courts under the spotlight

Singapore’s courts under the spotlight

Premium article - 07 June 2017

Singapore’s courts have been less busy than usual supervising commercial arbitrations this year, GAR Live delegates heard today – but there have been a wave of applications on natural justice grounds and from overseas counsel wanting to appear before the courts in arbitration-related matters.

Time for a fairer response to corruption?

Time for a fairer response to corruption?

Premium article - 02 June 2017

The scourge of corruption has frustrated investment for centuries. A panel at GAR Live BITs in Washington, DC, discussed whether tribunals’ response to it “fits the crime” or whether there is an unfair “asymmetry” in the treatment of investors and states.

GAR Live BITs - in pictures

GAR Live BITs - in pictures

Premium article - 01 June 2017

GAR Live BITs was held at the offices of Covington & Burling in Washington, DC on 23 May, sponsored by Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle and Nera Economic Consulting.

In-house counsel advise former “private practice” selves

In-house counsel advise former “private practice” selves

Premium article - 31 May 2017

A panel of in-house counsel at GAR Live London explained what they want from their external counterparts and gave advice to their former selves in private practice.