Conference coverage

Launch of the Prague rules – in pictures

The Prague rules were launched on 14 December at an event at Martinic Palace, a Renaissance palace in Prague.

07 January 2019

Widely used by 2030?

“By 2030, the Prague rules will have replaced the IBA rules in almost all continental European international arbitrations” was the motion of a debate at a Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners’ roundtable on the eve of their launch in the Czech Republic.

07 January 2019

How Egypt “aced the test of the Arab Spring”

Speaking at a conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo-based arbitration specialist Karim Youssef has called for the elimination of stigma surrounding investment treaty arbitration, arguing that the numerous cases brought against Egypt in the wake of the Arab Spring and the state's reaction to them show the process working well.

17 December 2018

Achmea, viewed from Japan

The Investment Treaty Arbitration Committee of the Japan Association of Arbitrators has held its first event in Tokyo in conjunction with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre – including discussion of how Asian jurisdictions should respond to Achmea and other recent developments in Europe.

06 December 2018

GAR Live Dubai Lookback: the impact of culture – how well does IA handle differences?

To what extent is international arbitration shaped by the culture of its participants, whether arbitrator, counsel or client? Are differences acknowledged and accommodated or swept under the carpet? Such questions were at the heart of the first session of GAR Live Dubai 2017.

13 November 2018

GAR Live Hong Kong - in pictures

GAR Live Hong Kong was held at the offices of the HKIAC in Exchange Square, Hong Kong and forms part of Hong Kong Arbitration Week. Sponsors included Freshfields, Warde Advogadoes, Clyde & Co, Debevoise & Plimpton, Jingtian & Gongcheng, Fangda Partners and Llinks Law Offices.

12 November 2018

The Belt and Road imbalance under scrutiny at GAR Live

A panel at GAR Live Hong Kong discussed the imbalance of power in the negotiation of contracts related to China’s Belt and Road plan and whether it can be mitigated.

12 November 2018

Fired up by technology?

The latest Dutch Arbitration Day considered the use of technology in international arbitration and whether practitioners in the field are too conservative to embrace innovations such as artificial intelligence – with a “heat map” to track audience reactions as the day progressed.

09 November 2018

Kahale on the “new age of the megacase”

In a keynote speech in Prague, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle chairman George Kahale III argued that investor-state dispute settlement is a deeply flawed system that should be dismantled completely or rebuilt from scratch – with a focus on deficiencies in how tribunals deal with quantum in the “new age of the megacase”. Jaroslav Kudrna and Anna Bilanová of the Czech Ministry of Finance report.

08 November 2018

The enforcement challenge under the spotlight

Enforcement is the “single most important challenge” facing arbitration today, said Emmanuel Gaillard, at the opening of the latest conference of the International Arbitration Institute, which focused on enforcement against states. Margaret Clare Ryan, senior associate at Shearman & Sterling, reports on the two-day conference that covered procedural and strategic considerations, the piercing of the corporate veil and laws on sovereign immunity in several jurisdictions.

01 November 2018

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