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Damages and costs in investment treaty arbitration revisited

Damages and costs in investment treaty arbitration revisited

Premium article - 14 December 2017

Four years after GAR published his first study of damages and costs in investment treaty arbitration, Allen & Overy partner Matthew Hodgson has produced a second edition, this time with associate Alastair Campbell. The study shows tribunal approaches have become more predictable and rigorous but that party costs and damages claimed are also on the rise.

GAR-CIArb index of seats - have your say on where should get top ratings

GAR-CIArb index of seats - have your say on where should get top ratings

18 October 2017

Time is running out to have your say on who gets an AAA, AA, or A rating in the GAR-CIArb index of seats. The survey uses the CIArb's "London Principles" as a yardstick.

GAR-CIArb to publish index of seats – please contribute

GAR-CIArb to publish index of seats – please contribute

04 October 2017

Readers are invited to help with an ‘index’ of seats, to be published next year. Have your say on who gets an AAA, AA, or A rating! The survey uses the CIArb's "London Principles" as a yardstick.

Institutions showing flexibility, says White & Case research

Institutions showing flexibility, says White & Case research

Premium article - 10 April 2017

In an effort to respond to the needs of companies using international arbitration, arbitral institutions are accommodating an increased wish by parties for expedited proceedings and sole member tribunals and are appointing women arbitrators with greater frequency, says research from White and Case – but improvements are still needed on time and cost.

Diversity – are we getting there?

Diversity – are we getting there?

Premium article - 09 January 2017

In a survey by Berwin Leighton Paisner, 56% of participants said they consider diversity when drawing up shortlists of potential candidates for appointment as arbitrators but over 80% still thought there are too many white, male arbitrators and over 60% that there are too many from Western Europe or North America.

Queen Mary survey focuses on tech, media and telecoms disputes

Queen Mary survey focuses on tech, media and telecoms disputes

Premium article - 21 November 2016

UPDATED. The latest Queen Mary survey – conducted with law firm Pinsent Masons – shows that technology, media and telecoms parties tend to litigate their disputes but see the potential for international arbitration, especially with specialised arbitrators.

How are IBA soft law instruments received worldwide?

How are IBA soft law instruments received worldwide?

Premium article - 22 September 2016

LINK ADDED. A newly-published report examines reception of the IBA soft law instruments relating to international arbitration, finding that the guidelines on conflicts of interest are the most widely used around the world, followed by the rules of evidence and the relatively new guidelines on party representation.

Mastering the trade

Premium article - 26 November 2012

Specialised master’s degrees in international arbitration are multiplying at a dizzying rate – but how useful are they when it comes to finding a job in private practice? Sebastian Perry reports

Third-party funding snapshots: United States

Third-party funding snapshots: United States

Premium article - 30 March 2012

In the last of a series of snapshots of third-party funding developments worldwide, partner Baiju Vasani of Crowell & Moring in Washington, DC, reports on recent US case law relating to funding disputes.

Third-party funding snapshots: Switzerland

Third-party funding snapshots: Switzerland

Premium article - 28 March 2012

Partner Noradèle Radjai of Lalive in Geneva reports on developments in third-party funding in Switzerland.