Conference coverage

“You would be shocked”: a fireside chat with Toby Landau

Interviewed at GAR Live London, Toby Landau QC talked about the “inbuilt procedural redundancy” in arbitration, why witness statements are a “waste of time” and what really goes on during tribunal deliberations.

22 November 2021

Bring BIT claims and avoid mediation

Parties in disputes with state-owned entities may be better off bringing an investment treaty claim against the host state, GAR Live Dubai heard today, and should steer clear of “toothless” and “futile” mediation.

17 November 2021

Dismantling intra-EU investment arbitration: an opportunity for London

The EU is undermining the rule of law by systemically dismantling the investment treaty arbitration system between member states but this represents a “unique opportunity” for London, said panellists at GAR Live London.

11 November 2021

Are Chinese parties reluctant to arbitrate Belt and Road disputes?

The first-ever GAR Live in mainland China discussed Belt and Road disputes, with some suggesting Chinese parties are reluctant to submit such matters to international arbitration.

10 November 2021

Gaillard's life celebrated in Paris

Friends and colleagues of Emmanuel Gaillard gathered in Paris recently to celebrate his life and work, at a dazzling event organised by the firm he co-founded shortly before his death.

10 November 2021

Hydrogen: risks, opportunities and potential disputes

Hydrogen is likely to be key in helping the world reach net zero emissions, while issues around its transport and certifying its green credentials are rife for future disputes, according to a panel at Paris Arbitration Week. Elise Edson and Dimitrios Katsikis of Shearman & Sterling report.

05 November 2021

Join us for GAR Live Dubai

Readers are invited to join us for GAR Live Dubai later this month, which features sessions on the influence of shariah principles in international arbitration; issues involving state entities; and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on supply chains and construction disputes. There will also be a keynote address by HE Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi and a GAR Live debate.

04 November 2021

Winds of change: Latin America’s shifting regulatory landscape

At a recent ITA-ALARB Americas Workshop, practitioners discussed regulatory changes in Latin America, including those responding to the covid-19 pandemic, and commercial and investment disputes arising from them. Florentina Field of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Paris reports.

01 November 2021

Will the pandemic lead to pharma disputes in Africa?

Speakers at GAR Connect: Africa discussed pharmaceutical investments on the continent during the covid-19 pandemic, including advice on protecting IP, the types of disputes now emerging and whether international arbitration is well placed to resolve them.

27 October 2021

When arbitrators misbehave and other dilemmas

A panel at GAR Live Construction shared experiences of ethical dilemmas including how to deal with incomplete disclosures and poor conduct by arbitrators, disclosing evidence unhelpful to your client and when experts are pressured to change their opinions.

22 October 2021

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