Conference coverage

Fear of the unknown – overcoming resistance to ‘new’ damages models

After the adoption of a "novel" damages model caused controversy in the Tethyan v Pakistan case, a panel at GAR Live Advanced Damages Workshop explored how best to make a tribunal comfortable with lesser-known models and asked whether labels such as "modern" might be counterproductive.

08 November 2019

GAR Live Damages Workshop - in pictures

Pictures for GAR Live Advanced Damages Workshop can be found here.

08 November 2019

Fortier on the cola wars

At a lecture in Washington, DC, Canadian arbitrator Yves Fortier QC invoked the “cola wars” of the 1980s to argue that arbitration should resist calls to change the beloved formula that is the key to its success. Michelle Avrutin, JD student at American University Washington College of Law, reports.

18 October 2019

London says farewell to Francisco Orrego Vicuña

A symposium in London last week marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Chilean arbitrator Francisco Orrego Vicuña by celebrating his contribution to international law. Benjamín Silva, a visiting attorney at Baker Botts in London, reports.

10 October 2019

GAR Live Vienna Lookback: is document production a waste of time?

It’s often assumed common lawyers have an advantage over civil lawyers in any dispute that entails document production. But GAR Live Vienna 2018 heard it is in fact the common lawyer who really suffers at such times – and for whom engaging in discovery with a civil law opponent will be at best pointless and at worst self-sabotage.

07 October 2019

GAR Live Istanbul - in pictures

13 September 2019

Mourre warns against “nationalisation” of arbitration

In a keynote address at GAR Live Istanbul, ICC International Court of Arbitration president Alexis Mourre called for arbitral institutions to safeguard their legitimacy by agreeing on internationally accepted standards of good governance – while warning of the dangers of recent attempts by governments to “nationalise” arbitration by promoting domestic institutions.

13 September 2019

McLachlan: the assault on international adjudication

Delivering the 2019 Lalive Lecture, New Zealand arbitrator Campbell McLachlan QC examined the important role that international lawyers, scholars and states have to play in defending international adjudication against the recent backlash it has faced. Augustin Barrier and Lea Murphy of Lalive report

11 September 2019

Can India become an arbitral hub?

At GAR’s inaugural conference in Mumbai, panellists debated whether India could establish itself as an internationally accepted arbitral centre within the next five years.

06 September 2019

BIICL seminar marks launch of Hong Kong office

A seminar in Hong Kong marking the launch of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law’s first Asian office addressed common and civil law approaches to arbitration, investment structuring in light of Chinese BITs, and questions of damages and corruption that arise in investor-state disputes. Ella Wardlaw of Allen & Overy in Hong Kong reports

05 September 2019

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