Conference coverage

Unconscious bias and party appointments

A panel at Paris Arbitration Week including US arbitrator Charles Brower debated whether the party appointment process inevitably produces tribunals that are affected by unconscious bias – and what can be done about it.

24 September 2021

Is expert determination a “third way” for construction disputes?

In a keynote at GAR Live today, Freshfields partner Sally Roe addressed the potential for regional arbitration centres to hear more construction disputes and the lack of diversity in the arbitrator pool for the biggest cases – and proposed expert determination as a potential “third way” to resolve disputes.

23 September 2021

Ask Jackie: LCIA chief takes questions in Paris

At a Q&A for Paris Arbitration Week, LCIA director general Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof discussed what makes the perfect arbitrator, why institutional appointments are a good thing, and the use of “closet” tribunal secretaries.

22 September 2021

Do arbitrators know the law?

In Proskauer Rose's latest arbitration lecture Singapore-based arbitrator Chiann Bao asked whether arbitrators know the law and, if so, what they can and should do with it. Dorothy Murray and Genesis Sanchez Tavarez of Proskauer’s London and New York offices report.

09 September 2021

Don’t condescend to African arbitrators

In a keynote address at GAR Connect: Breaking In, the director of legislation at Cameroon’s ministry of justice, Gaston Kenfack Douajni, criticised the “condescension” with which African arbitrators are treated and the “superiority complex” of some Western practitioners when dealing with arbitral centres in Africa.

08 September 2021

Atlanta to host first GAR Live for over a year

After 18 months of virtual conferences, GAR Live is returning for an intellectual property-flavoured event in Atlanta tackling key issues in the field from the perspectives of in-house and external counsel – with a range of other topics also on the agenda.

25 August 2021

Join us for GAR Connect: Singapore

Readers are invited to join us next week for GAR Connect: Singapore, which will address insolvency, hot topics in the energy sector and the use of arbitration by big tech and pharma companies. There will also be a fireside chat with SIAC court president Gary Born.

17 August 2021

Join us for GAR Connect: Breaking In

Readers are invited to join us in September for GAR Connect: Breaking In, which will address how international arbitration becomes more diverse – including regional challenges such as building a local arbitration bar and expanding the arbitrator pool. There will also be a keynote address by a special guest.

22 July 2021

Italy as a seat?

Speakers at an event to mark the launch of a new English-language treatise on Italian arbitration by ArbLit partner Massimo Benedettelli hailed the jurisdiction’s favourable approach to arbitration.

22 July 2021

Arbitrator ethics under scrutiny at ITA workshop

At the 33rd annual Institute for Transnational Arbitration Workshop, Constantine Partasides QC reflected on under- and over-regulation of arbitrator conduct while arguing that the ICSID and UNCITRAL Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in its current form could have unintended consequences.

14 July 2021

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