Conference coverage

Mourre warns against “nationalisation” of arbitration

In a keynote address at GAR Live Istanbul, ICC International Court of Arbitration president Alexis Mourre called for arbitral institutions to safeguard their legitimacy by agreeing on internationally accepted standards of good governance – while warning of the dangers of recent attempts by governments to “nationalise” arbitration by promoting domestic institutions.

13 September 2019

McLachlan: the assault on international adjudication

Delivering the 2019 Lalive Lecture, New Zealand arbitrator Campbell McLachlan QC examined the important role that international lawyers, scholars and states have to play in defending international adjudication against the recent backlash it has faced. Augustin Barrier and Lea Murphy of Lalive report

11 September 2019

Can India become an arbitral hub?

At GAR’s inaugural conference in Mumbai, panellists debated whether India could establish itself as an internationally accepted arbitral centre within the next five years.

06 September 2019

BIICL seminar marks launch of Hong Kong office

A seminar in Hong Kong marking the launch of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law’s first Asian office addressed common and civil law approaches to arbitration, investment structuring in light of Chinese BITs, and questions of damages and corruption that arise in investor-state disputes. Ella Wardlaw of Allen & Overy in Hong Kong reports

05 September 2019

An ICJ judge on bias in international adjudication

Delivering the second annual lecture co-sponsored by Arnold & Porter and the University of Cambridge Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Judge Joan Donoghue of the International Court of Justice addressed bias in international adjudication and arbitration.

22 August 2019

GAR Live Singapore Lookback: to split or not to split?

Session three of last year’s GAR Live Singapore considered bifurcation from every angle, seeking to answer the question “to split, or not to split?”. In the run up to this year’s GAR Live Singapore, we look back at that debate.

15 August 2019

What next for Asia Pacific?

On the eve of the signing of the Singapore Mediation Convention, an IBA event in the city-state considered the shift in global and economic power to the Asia-Pacific region and its implications for arbitral practice. Anand Shankar Tiwari and Wong Yan Yee of WongPartnership report

15 August 2019

GAR Live Singapore Lookback: Power of the institution vs party autonomy

Arbitral institutions are increasingly becoming the custodians of international arbitration’s ‘brand’. But that raises a question: to what extent do they have power to save parties from poor choices – to protect the international arbitration product’s good name? Should they be given more powers? Session four of GAR Live Singapore 2018 explored this conundrum.

13 August 2019

The role of state parties in contract-based arbitration

A conference in Washington, DC organised by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society of International Law examined the theory and practice of contract-based investment and commercial arbitration involving state actors. Gabriela Lopez of White & Case reports.

06 August 2019

GAR Live Mumbai 2019 - in pictures

Photos from GAR's inaugural GAR Live Mumbai are now available.

08 July 2019

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