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Do we need a permanent investment court?

Do we need a permanent investment court?

13 February 2019

Nassib Ziadé, chief executive officer of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), used a speech in Manama to question whether proposals to establish a permanent court to hear investment disputes would address the flaws in the current investor-state arbitration system or be in the best interests of developing countries.

Enjoining treaty arbitrations under Indian law

Enjoining treaty arbitrations under Indian law

04 February 2019

Promod Nair and Shivani Singhal of Arista Chambers in Bangalore discuss “problematic” aspects of a recent decision by the Delhi High Court that refused to enjoin a bilateral investment treaty arbitration against India.

Mixed messages: developments in recognition of foreign arbitral awards in Russia

Mixed messages: developments in recognition of foreign arbitral awards in Russia

25 January 2019

Partner and head of international arbitration at Akin Gump Justin Williams, senior counsel Alexander Trukhtanov and counsel Jenny Arlington, assisted by Georgy Shashero, consider the current environment in Russia for the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and offer some practical suggestions for users.

A Chinese perspective on emergency arbitrator proceedings

A Chinese perspective on emergency arbitrator proceedings

23 January 2019

Following the first emergency arbitrator proceeding in mainland China and a high-profile recent example in Hong Kong, Wilson Wei Huo and Xinping Chen, partner and associate at Zhong Lun Law Firm in Beijing, consider the procedures under the rules of the Beijing Arbitration Commission, CIETAC and the HKIAC.

Looking back on 2018

Looking back on 2018

14 January 2019

Hussein Haeri, partner and co-head of international arbitration at Withers, and associates Camilla Gambarini and Ruzin Dagli look back at 10 key international arbitration developments of 2018 and what to expect in the months ahead.

How Egypt “aced the test of the Arab Spring”

How Egypt “aced the test of the Arab Spring”

17 December 2018

Speaking at a conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo-based arbitration specialist Karim Youssef has called for the elimination of stigma surrounding investment treaty arbitration, arguing that the numerous cases brought against Egypt in the wake of the Arab Spring and the state's reaction to them show the process working well.

Join GAR for launch of Prague Rules this Friday

Join GAR for launch of Prague Rules this Friday

10 December 2018

This Friday, GAR will help to launch the Prague Rules at an event in the Czech capital. Tickets are still available for the event, which will include the signing of the rules and a commemorative photo of all attendees.

The Prague rules – dispelling misconceptions

The Prague rules – dispelling misconceptions

22 November 2018

On 14 December, the “Prague rules”- which seek to give a more civil law flavour to arbitration procedure where that is what parties want – will be launched in the Czech capital in cooperation with GAR. Ahead of the launch, Vladimir Khvalei of Baker McKenzie in Moscow, who is a member of the working group which came up with the rules, explains their “spirit and scope of application” and seeks to dispel 10 common misconceptions about them.

ASA praises draft revision of Swiss law

ASA praises draft revision of Swiss law

20 November 2018

The Swiss Arbitration Association has praised a recently released draft bill revising Chapter 12 of the Swiss Private International Law, which governs international arbitration in Switzerland, saying that it brings the law up to date “but retains its conciseness and flexibility”.

Acclimatising to climate change

Acclimatising to climate change

19 November 2018

Lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright – including partner Mark Baker – argue that there is a role for arbitration as a forum for resolution of climate-related disputes and a key mechanism for the enforcement of environmental law and policy.