Conference coverage

Gaillard on seven dirty tricks to disrupt an arbitration

In a virtual lecture, Emmanuel Gaillard of Shearman & Sterling described “seven dirty tricks” that parties use to disrupt arbitral proceedings and how arbitrators and courts should respond to prevent recalcitrant behaviour infecting the entire system.

15 October 2020

GAR Live Singapore Lookback: an interview with Lucy Reed

At last year’s GAR Live Singapore, Chiann Bao of Arbitration Chambers interviewed prominent US arbitrator Lucy Reed about her career path from advocate to academic, how to maintain work-life balance and her sober advice for those seeking to enter the field.

09 October 2020

Pandemic and populism to increase investor-state disputes

Speakers at the Latin Lawyer-GAR Interactive Arbitration Summit recommended that companies plan their infrastructure investments carefully, amid arbitrary actions by populist politicians and a slew of new laws pursued by governments in Latin America to fight the covid-19 pandemic.

05 October 2020

MIAC relaunches in Mauritius

Following the mutually agreed termination of its joint venture with the LCIA in 2018, the Mauritius International Arbitration Centre has relaunched as an independent centre benefiting from the support of the government of Mauritius and the Permanent Court of Arbitration and offering state-of-the-art hearing facilities.

30 September 2020

Mauritius – the positive effect of negative effect

Emmanuel Gaillard highlighted the many positives of Mauritius's international arbitration offering in a speech in Port Louis – particularly praising the country's recognition of the negative effect of competence-competence, which he said puts it in the league of leading jurisdictions like France, Singapore and Switzerland.

30 September 2020

Virtual hearings: just a stop-gap?

Speakers at GAR Interactive: Europe discussed their experiences of virtual hearings during the covid-19 pandemic and the implications for advocacy, cross-examination, procedure and ethical conduct.

24 September 2020

Selling the whole package: Singapore law as governing law?

A panel at GAR Interactive: Singapore asked if Singapore law could be a credible alternative to English law as a governing law for international commercial contracts – and if that would require incorporating aspects of civil law to attract users from neighbouring countries.

17 September 2020

Arbitration in the age of covid

A panel at GAR Interactive: Singapore highlighted the impact of covid-19 on commercial and investment arbitration and the challenges of virtual hearings, also asking whether it might lead parties to rethink their choice of arbitral seat.

10 September 2020

Jones on lessons from lockdown

Delivering a keynote address at the first virtual GAR Live, Australian arbitrator Douglas Jones AO called on practitioners to learn the lessons from our “time of isolation” and improve the efficiency of arbitral proceedings through technology.

08 September 2020

The risk and rewards of arbitration’s digital frontier

At this year’s online Institute for Transnational Arbitration Workshop, keynote speaker Justin D’Agostino and subsequent panelists considered the implications of arbitration’s rapid digitalisation and reflected on the future that may await us after the pandemic. Madeline Snider of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York reports.

10 August 2020

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