Conference coverage

Harvard event has LGBTQIA focus

A Harvard Law School event saw two "diversity champions", the president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Claudia Salomon and Proskauer Rose partner Peter Sherwin, speak about the court's new LGBTQIA network and enhancing opportunities in the field for members of this community.

05 July 2022

Metaverse gathering for Young ICCA mentors and mentees

In a twist to its usual activities, Young ICCA has held a technologically cutting-edge career development event for participants in its mentoring programme - with Dana MacGrath and Toby Landau QC sharing advice in the Metaverse.

25 June 2022

First Italian Arbitration Day focuses on law reform

The first Italian Arbitration day brought together more than 200 professionals in Rome to discuss innovations that an upcoming reform of Italy's code of civil procedure will bring to Italian arbitration law in the coming months.

22 June 2022

"Mixed signals": EFILA looks at the future of foreign investment in Europe

Speakers at the latest European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration conference in Amsterdam discussed the future of foreign direct investment in Europe in the wake of "anti-ISDS" decisions of the CJEU such as Achmea, Komstroy and PL Holdings.

21 June 2022

Young EFILA holds launch debate

The European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration has launched a "Young EFILA" network for practitioners aged under 40, kicking off its activities with a debate on whether the European Union remains an attractive investment destination in the wake of AchmeaKomstroy and PL Holdings. 

21 June 2022

Amirfar on ordering a disordered world

Debevoise & Plimpton partner Catherine Amirfar used a keynote address at GAR Live Vienna to defend international law’s role in "ordering a disordered world” – arguing that while it is no panacea as the war in Ukraine illustrates, we shouldn’t lose sight of its importance in maintaining peace and security.

01 June 2022

GAR Live Miami: has the ESG era already begun?

The era of ESG is here already and will be a “future battleground for disputes”, the Latin Lawyer and GAR Live Arbitration Summit in Miami heard this week.

27 May 2022

Yusuf: why international law matters

In the first McNair Lecture in London, Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf of the International Court of Justice explained why international law matters, highlighting its impact on daily life, and arguing that is no longer true that "in times of war, law falls silent".

26 May 2022

"Dependent yet detached": Taiwan's role in IA

Ahead of the next conference in October, representatives of the China Arbitration Association in Taipei look back on the 2021 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation, including discussion of "the mutually dependent yet somewhat detached relationship between Taiwan and the international community".

24 May 2022

Lord Mance addresses GAR Live London

In a keynote speech at GAR Live London, Lord Mance gave an overview of problems affecting international arbitration in London, including how to deal with arbitrator conflicts of interest and confidentiality following the UK Supreme Court decision in Halliburton v Chubb; and "the outside world... making itself felt" through state-imposed sanctions.

17 May 2022

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