Conference coverage

Should tribunals use “consultant” experts?

During a session at GAR Live Damages, panellists and delegates debated whether an independent consultant appointed by the tribunal could help arbitrators to “umpire” disagreements between the experts.

23 February 2024

Paris Arbitration Week to take inspiration from Olympics

This year's Paris Arbitration Week will take inspiration from the Olympic Games to be held in Paris this summer, with an opening speech on diversity and inclusion from a leading paralympic athlete-turned businesswoman and a "PAW Games" in which teams from arbitration seats worldwide will compete in sporting events.

07 February 2024

Witness evidence: the good, the bad and the ugly

A panel at GAR Live Abu Dhabi discussed fact witnesses in international arbitration – including the problem with lawyers drafting witness statements, whether tribunals should be more interventionist in selecting witnesses and the approaches taken in different jurisdictions.

06 February 2024

Riyadh prepares for disputes week and GAR Live

GAR Live will head to Saudi Arabia for the first time in March, as part of the inaugural Riyadh International Disputes Week, which has over 1,200 registrations from 54 countries, organisers say.

02 February 2024

We're losing the ISDS fight, warns Mourre

In a lecture in Miami, Alexis Mourre has suggested the arbitration community is "losing" the fight to ensure the survival of ISDS, endangering the future of commercial arbitration in the process, and should instead contemplate a return to the contractual protection of investments.

19 January 2024

Technophobes and narcissists? The generation gap in arbitration

A GAR Live panel discussed the differences between generations and their work expectations in private practice, including in relation to ESG and artificial intelligence.

18 January 2024

Women in arbitration: perspectives from the Middle East

Four GAR Live panellists discussed their experiences of living and working as women in the Middle East, how women are perceived in the region and how the arbitration community can best support them.

15 January 2024

GAR Live Africa: is P&ID an outlier in outing corruption?

A panel at the first ever in-person GAR Live Africa discussed the recent set-aside of an US$11 billion award against Nigeria, including the potential approach of tribunals to proportionality and the evolution of set-aside decisions on the issue.

11 January 2024

Bermann calls on states to eliminate MFN clauses

Columbia Law School’s George Bermann used a keynote lecture in Prague to call for a critical reappraisal of most-favoured nation clauses in investment treaties, arguing they do not achieve their objectives and should be eliminated.

19 December 2023

Greenwood delivers Freshfields Lecture

Sir Christopher Greenwood KC combined an eloquent analysis of the role of public international law in arbitration with entertaining stories from his own career in the 38th Freshfields Lecture.

11 December 2023

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