Conference coverage

WATCH: GAR Connect: Europe

A full recording of our GAR Connect: Europe event can be found here.

24 May 2021

The "uncomfortable squeeze" of sanctions

In a keynote for GAR Connect Moscow, LCIA director general Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof discussed the pressure sanctions and the heightened regulatory framework put on arbitrators, as they strive to maintain their independence and impartiality and deliver justice.

21 May 2021

WATCH: GAR Connect Moscow Workshop

A full recording of our GAR Connect Moscow Workshop can be found here.

14 May 2021

London: de-centre of the world?

On the first day of London International Disputes Week, a panel discussed how the city’s arbitration, litigation and ADR offerings have adapted to the new “decentralised” landscape – with talk of their pervading popularity for Russians, the impact of Brexit and covid and the challenge of maintaining pre-eminence in a competitive market.

10 May 2021

Mining and arbitration: pursue poorer countries at your peril

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

Working from home creates cybersecurity headache

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

Does India recognise emergency awards?

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

Born startles with reference to Nazi history

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

How states are flexing their muscles in ISDS

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

WATCH: GAR Interactive DACH

A full recording of our GAR Interactive DACH event can be found here.

08 March 2021

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