Conference coverage

Working from home creates cybersecurity headache

Cybersecurity risks in international arbitration have increased due to the pandemic, when working remotely from home has become the new normal, heard delegates at the latest Hong Kong Arbitration Week.

25 March 2021

Does India recognise emergency awards?

On the same day the Delhi High Court enforced a SIAC emergency arbitrator’s order restraining Amazon’s Indian business partner from proceeding with a US$3.4 billion asset sale, a panel at GAR Interactive India discussed the value of emergency relief in the jurisdiction.

24 March 2021

Born startles with reference to Nazi history

The latest EFILA conference looked at the resurgent role of states in arbitration, with a keynote speech by Gary Born provoking discussion by asking whether the current criticism of investor-state dispute settlement and support for a multilateral investment court has parallels with the Nazis' quelling of arbitration in Germany in the 1930s.

15 March 2021

How states are flexing their muscles in ISDS

States are progressively flexing their muscles and seeking to regain the primary role in the investment law-making and dispute resolution processes, said Loukas Mistelis at the latest EFILA conference.

15 March 2021

WATCH: GAR Interactive DACH

A full recording of our GAR Interactive DACH event can be found here.

08 March 2021

The march of the "cobots"

Online hearings and video conferences have become the “new normal” in international arbitration since the pandemic started - but are we ready for robot arbitrators and predictive analytics? The Milan Chamber of Arbitration looked at how developments in artificial intelligence are impacting international arbitration and the potential for collaborative use of "cobots".

02 March 2021

EU will interfere with commercial arbitration, Volterra warns

After putting paid to intra-EU BITs, it is only a matter of time before the European Commission begins interfering with commercial arbitration, Robert Volterra warned in a keynote speech at GAR Interactive DACH.

26 February 2021

Energy disputes in times of global pandemic

The ITA-IEL-ICC joint conference on international energy arbitration considered the future of the energy industry and the challenges the industry faces during the covid-19 pandemic. Maria Slobodchikova of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York reports.

24 February 2021

What can arbitration expect from the green revolution?

The global move to renewable energy will bring a wave of disputes requiring new damages models and featuring more environmental counterclaims, according to a panel at GAR Interactive Energy.

22 February 2021

How to get the best out of damages experts

A panel at GAR Interactive Damages discussed the role of experts in presenting damages in arbitration – debating the appearance of bias, the use of joint reports and how proactive a tribunal should be.

16 February 2021

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