Conference coverage

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

Best Friends debate efficiency in Paris

At the Best Friends debate in Paris, speakers discussed real or perceived inefficiencies that can plague an arbitration and how different stakeholders in the process can tackle these issues.

05 July 2019

England’s long history of support for arbitration

Delivering the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ annual Roebuck lecture in London, Stavros Brekoulakis addressed the “unwavering” pro-arbitration policy under English law, which he suggested is not a product of the past 50 years, as is often argued, but in fact dates back centuries. Mercy McBrayer, CIArb research and academic affairs manager, reports.

05 July 2019

Why California?

An event at Arnold & Porter’s San Francisco office considered California’s prospects as a seat for international arbitration in the wake of a recent amendment explicitly allowing foreign attorneys to appear in the Golden State.

01 July 2019

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