Conference coverage

“Zero legitimacy”: investment court under fire at ICCA

A session on ISDS reform at the ICCA Congress heard criticism of plans for a multilateral investment court and shed light on recent discussions at UNCITRAL, including a “rebellion” by some developed states against a proposal to curb double hatting.

26 September 2022

Valuation in a time of uncertainty

A conference in Prague considered how arbitrators and quantum experts should deal with the impact of sanctions, counter-sanctions and high inflation. Tatiana Rukhliada, Martin Kozak and Katerina Skryjova of PwC in Prague report.

23 September 2022

ICCA urged to contribute to “greater public good”

Former UN high commissioner for human rights Louise Arbour used a keynote address at the ICCA Congress in Edinburgh to call for arbitration to play a role in strengthening national justice systems in poor countries, suggesting this might be funded through a tax on arbitral awards.

21 September 2022

ICCA gathers in Edinburgh amid Queen’s funeral

The 25th Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration has got underway in Edinburgh against the backdrop of the UK state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

19 September 2022

The Broadway/Netflix approaches to international arbitration

In a speech at GAR Live Atlanta, leading counsel-turned-arbitrator Grant Hanessian compared arbitration cases to massive Broadway productions, arguing that participants should instead seek to emulate a Netflix mini-series in which storylines are resolved episodically.

16 September 2022

Boog predicts more diverse future

In a keynote speech for GAR Live Beijing, Christopher Boog predicted increased "diversity" in the handling of international commercial, sports and investor-state disputes in future, with more variation in the seat, forum, governing law and participating lawyers and greater influence of civil law and Asian jurisdictions on policymaking, practice and procedure.

14 September 2022

Join us for GAR Live Energy Disputes

Tickets are still available for GAR Live Energy Disputes later this month, which will cover the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, international sanctions, price fluctuations and alternative energy sources.

05 September 2022

Private rights in space: a legal black hole?

An event at King & Spalding’s office in Washington, DC, brought together industry experts to discuss private rights in space, space diplomacy and the proper approach for resolving space-related disputes. Ignacio Rosales, LLM candidate at American University, reports.

26 August 2022

Former Singapore AG calls for more Asian representation

Singapore’s former attorney general VK Rajah SC argued at GAR Live today that with Asian arbitration practitioners now going “toe to toe” with the world’s best, institutions must do more to promote their inclusion and not focus only on gender diversity.

23 August 2022

Harvard event has LGBTQIA focus

A Harvard Law School event saw two "diversity champions", the president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Claudia Salomon and Proskauer Rose partner Peter Sherwin, speak about the court's new LGBTQIA network and enhancing opportunities in the field for members of this community.

05 July 2022

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