Conference coverage

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

The art of the settlement

A panel at GAR Interactive BITs shared their experiences of successfully settling investor-state disputes – and asked whether any common lessons could be learned.

05 February 2021

WATCH: GAR Interactive BITs

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

29 January 2021

Liability of arbitrators in the Americas

Practitioners discussed arbitrator liability, disclosure and diversity at the first-ever virtual Americas Workshop hosted by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and Latin American Association of Arbitration. María Paz Lestido of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Washington, DC reports.

21 January 2021

Emissions trading - what role will arbitration play?

A webinar hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and chaired by Kathryn Khamsi of Three Crowns looked at the importance of emissions trading systems for meeting commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change and the eventual role arbitration may play. Nicola Peart of Three Crowns reports.

12 January 2021

Mistelis calls for Aristotelean approach to ISDS reform

In a recent lecture, Loukas Mistelis of Queen Mary University of London addressed investors' perceptions of investor-state dispute settlement and lived up to his Greek heritage by advocating an "Aristotelean moral philosophical approach" to ISDS.

18 December 2020

Should we “redesign” reasoning in awards?

A panel at GAR Interactive Africa discussed reasoning in arbitral awards, looking at the contrasting approaches taken in commercial and investment treaty arbitration and asking whether more could be done to ensure these decisions are being understood by the public

15 December 2020

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