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.
01 May 2019
As the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre becomes the first foreign arbitral institution to be licensed to administer cases in Russia, Alexey Yadykin of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Moscow considers what it could mean for arbitration of Russian M&A disputes.
29 April 2019
John Gaffney, senior counsel at Al Tamimi & Company in Abu Dhabi, considers the implications of the Achmea judgment for international commercial arbitrations involving the interpretation or application of EU law.
24 April 2019
Stephen Fietta QC of Fietta in London and Robin Oldenstam of Mannheimer Swartling in Stockholm explain why a recent Swedish court decision upholding two intra-EU BIT awards relied on long-established rules of Swedish arbitration law and was consistent with the Achmea judgment.
23 April 2019
As the treaty establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, or AfCFTA, is poised to come into force, Hogan Lovells partner Thomas Kendra, associate Thibaud Roujou de Boubée and trainee Claire Dumbill in Paris consider what it may mean for investment arbitration in the region.
18 April 2019
As Singapore announces it is considering allowing appeals of arbitration awards on a point of law, Kohe Hasan and Justine Barthe-Dejean, partner and associate at Reed Smith (in alliance with Resource Law) in Singapore consider whether such a reform would be a move in the right direction.
28 March 2019
Delivering the inaugural HKIAC Annual Lecture in Beijing, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler proposed guidelines for settlement facilitation by arbitrators and considered Western and Eastern attitudes to the practice. Weina Ye, senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in Shanghai, reports.
19 February 2019
Andi Kadir and Bernard Sihombing of HHP Law Firm (Baker McKenzie in Jakarta) consider recent trends in challenges to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Indonesia.
13 February 2019
Nassib G 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.
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.