Conference coverage

Arbitration in the era of sanctions

A panel at GAR Live London addressed the problems of conducting arbitrations in “an era of sanctions and increased hostile international relations”, prompting debate over whether Russian parties are being unfairly denied access to justice.

12 May 2022

“All you need is a laptop” – arbitrating during wartime

As London International Disputes Week kicked off today, a panel considered the impact of the war in Ukraine on international arbitration – including how to manage apparent bias, logistical issues and whether London can remain a hub for disputes in the region.

09 May 2022

Tort law holds answers to treaty arbitration problems, argues Douglas

In the first 3VB and Queen Mary lecture, Australian arbitrator Zachary Douglas QC argued that investment treaty arbitration is more akin to a tort claim against a public authority than to public or administrative law – to which it is often compared – and that recognising this provides solutions to some of the controversies preoccupying the field.

06 May 2022

The King’s Speech: cases to watch out for in construction arbitration

In a keynote speech at GAR Live Construction in Paris, US independent arbitrator Brian King discussed seven significant cases that he said have had an impact on construction disputes or are likely to do so.

04 May 2022

East Africa – the future of infrastructure and energy disputes

A webinar hosted by Three Crowns and the Africa Energy Arbitrators' Forum of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre looked at the future of East African energy and infrastructure disputes. Jacob Omorodion and Thomas Dauvillier of Three Crowns in Washington, DC, and Paris report.

25 April 2022

The US’s distinctive approach to competence-competence

At a keynote to mark the relaunch of CIArb’s Washington, DC chapter, independent arbitrator Michael Nolan addressed the United States’ distinctive approach to competence-competence and its implications for treaty-based arbitration.

19 April 2022

We need to talk about ESG

Environmental, social and governance issues are looming ever larger in investor-state arbitration, with tribunals facing difficult questions relating to climate change, human rights and corruption, John Gaffney of Al Tamimi in Abu Dhabi has argued.

19 April 2022

“Freezing and seizing”: can Russia be made to pay?

An event at Paris Arbitration Week hosted by Queritius considered the potential for investors affected by the invasion of Ukraine to bring treaty claims against Russia – and how awards might be enforced.

04 April 2022

Jones voices concern over “de-lawyering” of Russian parties

GAR Live Construction today heard Australian arbitrator Doug Jones AO express concern about the “de-lawyering” of Russian parties and what it means for the rule of law – with speakers also calling for the strengthening of human rights protections in construction projects.

31 March 2022

Resigning from Russian work: principled stand or public shaming?

A panel at Paris Arbitration Week considered the wave of counsel resignations from Russia-related work in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, questioning whether those lawyers withdrawing are really taking a principled stand or have other motives.

29 March 2022

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