Conference coverage

Join us for GAR Live Vienna

Readers are invited to join us later this week for the return of GAR Live Vienna – which will feature sessions on the intersection of antitrust and arbitration and the role of funding.

09 October 2023

Can arbitration solve the problems of the world?

In the latest Roebuck Lecture held by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kabir Duggal considered the potential of international arbitration to safeguard human rights, mitigate armed conflict and address the threats posed by climate change.

03 October 2023

A world tour of “de novo review”

In a lecture at Leiden University, Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof took her audience on a "world tour", exploring the tension between the "competence-competence" principle and the right and obligation of national courts to review jurisdiction in set-aside or annulment proceedings.

03 October 2023

Mourre calls for more reform in China

In a keynote speech at GAR Live Beijing, former ICC Court president Alexis Mourre urged China to go further in its proposed reforms to its arbitration law – arguing that a more liberal regime is needed for the country to fulfil its potential as a major arbitral hub.

28 September 2023

Edinburgh hosts inaugural ArbFest

The inaugural Edinburgh International Arbitration Festival, or ArbFest, took place on 21 and 22 September, featuring discussion of emerging technologies and ESG, the advantages of smaller institutions and ISDS. Lilit Nagapetyan, PhD candidate at the Queen Mary School of International Arbitration, reports.

26 September 2023

Geopolitics and Asian commercial disputes

A panel at GAR Live Singapore considered the impact of geopolitics on arbitration in Asian jurisdictions, including relations with China and disputes involving Russian parties.

19 September 2023

Justice Prakash reflects on arbitrability at GAR Live Singapore

Interviewed at GAR Live during Singapore Convention Week, Justice Judith Prakash of the Singapore Court of Appeal addressed her recent high-profile decision setting out a new approach to determining arbitrability – also describing some of the challenges she has faced in her career.

04 September 2023

Remedies under scrutiny at ITA workshop

The Institute for Transnational Arbitration’s latest workshop considered whether remedies in international arbitration are delivering effective redress. Ciara Ros of Vinson & Elkins in London reports.

27 July 2023

Planet of the arbitrators

After a successful “prima” in Rome last year, the second Italian Arbitration Day took place in Milan, focusing on fairness in international arbitration, and featuring a “Planet of the Apes”-inspired keynote speech by Toby Landau KC.

18 July 2023

Amirfar on international adjudication and global crises

In the latest Lalive lecture, Catherine Amirfar argued that, despite its critics, international adjudication still has an important role to play in peacefully resolving global crises and that one must look at the details of a case and surrounding events to understand its true contribution. Simon Bianchi of Lalive reports.

04 July 2023

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