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Nigeria files corruption challenge to mega-award

Nigeria files corruption challenge to mega-award

06 December 2019

Nigeria has launched a fresh challenge in UK courts against US$9.6 billion award won by a British Virgin Islands company arising from a failed gas deal, arguing the underlying contract was procured through fraud and corruption.

The pendulum has swung back

The pendulum has swung back

06 December 2019

In the latest Freshfields lecture, French arbitrator Brigitte Stern has warned that the pendulum has swung back from international dispute resolution to state sovereignty – posing an existential threat to investor-state dispute settlement as we know it.

GAR Live Women in Arbitration — in pictures

GAR Live Women in Arbitration — in pictures

06 December 2019

Photos from GAR Live Women in Arbitration can be found here.

How can women secure leading roles?

How can women secure leading roles?

06 December 2019

At the inaugural GAR Live Women in Arbitration, panellists discussed what steps women can take to secure lead counsel and arbitrator roles.

Panels in place for PCA claims against Interpol and Panama

Panels in place for PCA claims against Interpol and Panama

05 December 2019

Two tribunals have been constituted to hear cases at the Permanent Court of Arbitration – one brought against Interpol relating to the detention of its former president and another against Panama by a shareholder in a liquidated insurance company.

How should arbitrator fees be set?

How should arbitrator fees be set?

05 December 2019

A panel at GAR Live Frankfurt considered methods for setting tribunal fees and heard criticisms of the ICC’s sliding-scale approach, as well as warnings from an in-house counsel that paying arbitrators by the hour is a recipe for “catastrophe”.

Dual nationals seek to revive claim against Dominican Republic

Dual nationals seek to revive claim against Dominican Republic

05 December 2019

Two US-Dominican nationals have applied to set aside a DR-CAFTA award that rejected their US$41.5 million claim against the Dominican Republic on the basis of their "dominant and effective" nationality.

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

05 December 2019

Photos for the 6th annual GAR Live Frankfurt can be found here.

GAR Live Atlanta: in pictures

GAR Live Atlanta: in pictures

04 December 2019

Photos for the 2nd GAR Live Atlanta, held at the Atlanta Centre for Mediation and Arbitration at Georgia State University College of Law, are now available.

Bermann on commercial arbitration and its critics

Bermann on commercial arbitration and its critics

04 December 2019

In a keynote address at GAR Live Atlanta, Columbia Law School professor George A Bermann argued that international commercial arbitration is well-placed to answer attacks from its critics – while suggesting that its claims to various forms of autonomy may be excessive.