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Speakers at the Latin Lawyer-GAR Interactive Arbitration Summit recommended that companies plan their infrastructure investments carefully, amid arbitrary actions by populist politicians and a slew of new laws pursued by governments in Latin America to fight the covid-19 pandemic.
05 October 2020
Following the mutually agreed termination of its joint venture with the LCIA in 2018, the Mauritius International Arbitration Centre has relaunched as an independent centre benefiting from the support of the government of Mauritius and the Permanent Court of Arbitration and offering state-of-the-art hearing facilities.
30 September 2020
Emmanuel Gaillard highlighted the many positives of Mauritius's international arbitration offering in a speech in Port Louis – particularly praising the country's recognition of the negative effect of competence-competence, which he said puts it in the league of leading jurisdictions like France, Singapore and Switzerland.
30 September 2020
Speakers at GAR Interactive: Europe discussed their experiences of virtual hearings during the covid-19 pandemic and the implications for advocacy, cross-examination, procedure and ethical conduct.
24 September 2020
A panel at GAR Interactive: Singapore asked if Singapore law could be a credible alternative to English law as a governing law for international commercial contracts – and if that would require incorporating aspects of civil law to attract users from neighbouring countries.
17 September 2020
A panel at GAR Interactive: Singapore highlighted the impact of covid-19 on commercial and investment arbitration and the challenges of virtual hearings, also asking whether it might lead parties to rethink their choice of arbitral seat.
10 September 2020
Delivering a keynote address at the first virtual GAR Live, Australian arbitrator Douglas Jones AO called on practitioners to learn the lessons from our “time of isolation” and improve the efficiency of arbitral proceedings through technology.
08 September 2020
At this year’s online Institute for Transnational Arbitration Workshop, keynote speaker Justin D’Agostino and subsequent panelists considered the implications of arbitration’s rapid digitalisation and reflected on the future that may await us after the pandemic. Madeline Snider of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York reports.
10 August 2020
A full recording of the first virtual GAR Awards ceremony can be found here.
30 July 2020
A joint symposium organised by the Queen Mary School of International Arbitration and the ICC explored the shifting roles of states and state entities in international arbitration and the challenges for counsel appearing for and against them. Michael Larrick, an LLM student at Queen Mary, reports.
11 May 2020
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