Conference coverage

Has the game changed for China-related arbitration?

At an event in Singapore, a panel of practitioners considered whether recent legal developments in Asia constitute a turning point for arbitration involving China. Charles Tian of WongPartnership in Singapore reports.

23 January 2020

PCA hosts launch of Hague Rules for business and human rights disputes

An event at the Permanent Court of Arbitration marked the launch of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration. Fabio Santacroce and Caterina Benini of ArbLit in Milan report.

20 January 2020

GAR Live Singapore - in pictures

Pictures of the 5th annual GAR Live Singapore can be found here.

17 December 2019

Douglas warns against “siege mentality”

In a keynote speech in Prague, Australian arbitrator Zachary Douglas QC of Matrix Chambers argued that although investment arbitration is under constant attack, the arbitration community should not focus on external threats to the system but rather deal with the serious problems of its own making. Jaroslav Kudrna and Anna Bilanová of the Czech Ministry of Finance report.

16 December 2019

The pendulum has swung back

In the latest Freshfields lecture, French arbitrator Brigitte Stern has warned that the pendulum has swung back from international dispute resolution to state sovereignty – posing an existential threat to investor-state dispute settlement as we know it.

06 December 2019

GAR Live Women in Arbitration — in pictures

Photos from GAR Live Women in Arbitration can be found here.

06 December 2019

How can women secure leading roles?

At the inaugural GAR Live Women in Arbitration, panellists discussed what steps women can take to secure lead counsel and arbitrator roles.

06 December 2019

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

Photos for the 6th annual GAR Live Frankfurt can be found here.

05 December 2019

GAR Live Atlanta: in pictures

Photos for the 2nd GAR Live Atlanta, held at the Atlanta Centre for Mediation and Arbitration at Georgia State University College of Law, are now available.

04 December 2019

Bermann on commercial arbitration and its critics

In a keynote address at GAR Live Atlanta, Columbia Law School professor George A Bermann argued that international commercial arbitration is well-placed to answer attacks from its critics – while suggesting that its claims to various forms of autonomy may be excessive.

04 December 2019

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