Conference coverage

Join us for GAR Connect: Breaking In

Readers are invited to join us in September for GAR Connect: Breaking In, which will address how international arbitration becomes more diverse – including regional challenges such as building a local arbitration bar and expanding the arbitrator pool. There will also be a keynote address by a special guest.

22 July 2021

Italy as a seat?

Speakers at an event to mark the launch of a new English-language treatise on Italian arbitration by ArbLit partner Massimo Benedettelli hailed the jurisdiction’s favourable approach to arbitration.

22 July 2021

Arbitrator ethics under scrutiny at ITA workshop

At the 33rd annual Institute for Transnational Arbitration Workshop, Constantine Partasides QC reflected on under- and over-regulation of arbitrator conduct while arguing that the ICSID and UNCITRAL Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in its current form could have unintended consequences.

14 July 2021

ICCA Edinburgh postponed again

The ICCA Congress in Edinburgh has been postponed once again due to the pandemic and will now take place in late 2022.

23 June 2021

Enhancing dispute settlement and prevention in Kazakhstan

A webinar organised by the World Bank and Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Justice considered the country’s efforts to improve its business and investment climate by enhancing dispute settlement and prevention mechanisms. Martin Gronemann of Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg reports.

07 June 2021

The rise and rise of states

A panel at London International Disputes Week considered the "rise and rise" of state involvement in global disputes and whether it is likely to continue, with a particular focus on state criticism of and attempts to reform investment arbitration.

02 June 2021

WATCH: GAR Connect: Europe

A full recording of our GAR Connect: Europe event can be found here.

24 May 2021

The "uncomfortable squeeze" of sanctions

In a keynote for GAR Connect Moscow, LCIA director general Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof discussed the pressure sanctions and the heightened regulatory framework put on arbitrators, as they strive to maintain their independence and impartiality and deliver justice.

21 May 2021

WATCH: GAR Connect Moscow Workshop

A full recording of our GAR Connect Moscow Workshop can be found here.

14 May 2021

London: de-centre of the world?

On the first day of London International Disputes Week, a panel discussed how the city’s arbitration, litigation and ADR offerings have adapted to the new “decentralised” landscape – with talk of their pervading popularity for Russians, the impact of Brexit and covid and the challenge of maintaining pre-eminence in a competitive market.

10 May 2021

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