15 November 2017
In an article to coincide with Dubai Arbitration Week, local practitioner Gordon Blanke looks at whether the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts will survive as a conduit jurisdiction - concluding they are moribund, but not dead yet, and could be saved by a "first-seized rule" that will resolve the competition between them and the onshore Dubai courts.
Premium article - 01 November 2017
More than two years after Indonesia announced that it would terminate all its bilateral investment treaties, and ahead of another likely wave of terminations, Nicholas Lingard and Lexi Menish of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer explain that foreign investors seeking treaty protection in the country still have options.
Premium article - 30 October 2017
On 1 November, the number of arbitral institutions allowed to administer international commercial arbitrations in Russia is set to be slashed from more than a thousand to just three. What will this mean for the jurisdiction?
Premium article - 27 October 2017
Leading Austrian arbitrator Christoph Schreuer has told GAR Live Vienna that creating better investment protection in countries that have high levels of migration – through bilateral investment treaties including investor-state dispute settlement – could help to solve the current migrant crisis in Europe.
Premium article - 26 October 2017
In a speech in Sao Paulo, Spanish arbitrator Bernardo Cremades has used the title of one of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most famous novels to convey the pessimism that surrounds arbitration, while advancing his own more positive views of its future.
Premium article - 25 October 2017
In a lecture in Washington, DC, French arbitrator Pierre Mayer discussed arbitrators’ powers and their limits in the context of arbitration rules, national laws and modern day practice. Adam Briscoe, JD/MBA student at American University Washington College of Law, reports.
Premium article - 16 October 2017
A meeting of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR in Sydney heard Australian arbitrator Michael Kirby reflect on how arbitrators should respond to the threats to human life posed by nuclear weapons and climate change.
Premium article - 13 October 2017
Bruce Macaulay of Skadden in London has said the latest judgment of the English Commercial Court on a challenge under section 68 of the 1996 Arbitration Act shows the reluctance of English courts to interfere with arbitral awards. In this week’s Clayton Utz lecture in Sydney, English arbitrator and former commercial court judge Sir Bernard Eder produced data to support this.
Premium article - 12 October 2017
In a lecture in Sydney addressing the question “how worldly is arbitration?”, UK arbitrator Sir Bernard Eder has called for changes to the process so that it better answers the needs of global business, including for most cases to be completed in just a year.
Premium article - 09 October 2017
Speaking in Sydney ahead of the IBA annual conference this week, the president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Alexis Mourre has declared himself “a strong proponent of the transnational regulation of ethics in arbitration” but against proposals for bodies other than arbitral tribunals and institutions to enforce them.