Conference coverage

Menon calls for post-pandemic reinvention of procedure in Freshfields lecture

We should "ride the momentum" of the "greater openness" to procedural reform of arbitration in the wake of the pandemic to reinvent it completely, in the same way as Google and Apple have reinvented the map, argued Singapore's chief justice Sundaresh Menon in the 36th Freshfields Lecture.

07 January 2022

Lamm on impartiality and independence

In a lecture at the American University Washington College of Law, Carolyn Lamm of White & Case addressed the importance of impartiality and independence as cornerstones of the arbitral process. Björn Arp, fellow at AUWCL’s Center on International Commercial Arbitration, reports.

05 January 2022

Milan chamber: the good, the bad and the ugly

Taking inspiration from Sergio Leone and Alan Redfern, delegates at the Milan Chamber of Arbitration's latest annual conference discussed the "good, the bad and the ugly" of reasoning and dissenting in arbitration.

16 December 2021

Rivkin unveils Town Elder rules

Debevoise & Plimpton partner David W Rivkin has unveiled new arbitration rules, the Town Elder rules, that involve a novel, decision-tree approach to arbitration – made possible by the use of new technology – and the resolution of matters on an issue-by-issue basis.

13 December 2021

Reinvesting in international law: five key takeaways

The American Branch of the International Law Association's latest international law weekend featured panels on the future of international energy governance, climate change, geopolitics and economic competition, international commercial courts and service of process. Lawyers involved share five key takeaways for arbitration practitioners.

01 December 2021

ISDS: “reform in the air”

At a virtual event, ICSID secretary-general Meg Kinnear addressed the future of ISDS and said the predicted “deluge” of investor-state claims relating to the covid-19 pandemic has not occurred. Rob Houston of K&L Gates Straits Law and Hena Sial and Lauren Sandground of K&L Gates report.

29 November 2021

“You would be shocked”: a fireside chat with Toby Landau

Interviewed at GAR Live London, Toby Landau QC talked about the “inbuilt procedural redundancy” in arbitration, why witness statements are a “waste of time” and what really goes on during tribunal deliberations.

22 November 2021

Bring BIT claims and avoid mediation

Parties in disputes with state-owned entities may be better off bringing an investment treaty claim against the host state, GAR Live Dubai heard today, and should steer clear of “toothless” and “futile” mediation.

17 November 2021

Dismantling intra-EU investment arbitration: an opportunity for London

The EU is undermining the rule of law by systemically dismantling the investment treaty arbitration system between member states but this represents a “unique opportunity” for London, said panellists at GAR Live London.

11 November 2021

Are Chinese parties reluctant to arbitrate Belt and Road disputes?

The first-ever GAR Live in mainland China discussed Belt and Road disputes, with some suggesting Chinese parties are reluctant to submit such matters to international arbitration.

10 November 2021

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