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US academic Lisa Sachs slammed huge mining arbitration awards being doled out against poorer countries and warned that systems exacerbating inequality will face a “reckoning” in a keynote at GAR Interactive Mining – prompting pushback from a speaker whose client is bringing two multi-billion dollar claims against the Republic of the Congo.
26 April 2021
Cybersecurity risks in international arbitration have increased due to the pandemic, when working remotely from home has become the new normal, heard delegates at the latest Hong Kong Arbitration Week.
25 March 2021
On the same day the Delhi High Court enforced a SIAC emergency arbitrator’s order restraining Amazon’s Indian business partner from proceeding with a US$3.4 billion asset sale, a panel at GAR Interactive India discussed the value of emergency relief in the jurisdiction.
24 March 2021
The latest EFILA conference looked at the resurgent role of states in arbitration, with a keynote speech by Gary Born provoking discussion by asking whether the current criticism of investor-state dispute settlement and support for a multilateral investment court has parallels with the Nazis' quelling of arbitration in Germany in the 1930s.
15 March 2021
States are progressively flexing their muscles and seeking to regain the primary role in the investment law-making and dispute resolution processes, said Loukas Mistelis at the latest EFILA conference.
15 March 2021
A full recording of our GAR Interactive DACH event can be found here.
08 March 2021
Online hearings and video conferences have become the “new normal” in international arbitration since the pandemic started - but are we ready for robot arbitrators and predictive analytics? The Milan Chamber of Arbitration looked at how developments in artificial intelligence are impacting international arbitration and the potential for collaborative use of "cobots".
02 March 2021
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
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
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
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