Conference coverage

Gaillard's life celebrated in Paris

Friends and colleagues of Emmanuel Gaillard gathered in Paris recently to celebrate his life and work, at a dazzling event organised by the firm he co-founded shortly before his death.

10 November 2021

Hydrogen: risks, opportunities and potential disputes

Hydrogen is likely to be key in helping the world reach net zero emissions, while issues around its transport and certifying its green credentials are rife for future disputes, according to a panel at Paris Arbitration Week. Elise Edson and Dimitrios Katsikis of Shearman & Sterling report.

05 November 2021

Join us for GAR Live Dubai

Readers are invited to join us for GAR Live Dubai later this month, which features sessions on the influence of shariah principles in international arbitration; issues involving state entities; and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on supply chains and construction disputes. There will also be a keynote address by HE Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi and a GAR Live debate.

04 November 2021

Winds of change: Latin America’s shifting regulatory landscape

At a recent ITA-ALARB Americas Workshop, practitioners discussed regulatory changes in Latin America, including those responding to the covid-19 pandemic, and commercial and investment disputes arising from them. Florentina Field of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Paris reports.

01 November 2021

Will the pandemic lead to pharma disputes in Africa?

Speakers at GAR Connect: Africa discussed pharmaceutical investments on the continent during the covid-19 pandemic, including advice on protecting IP, the types of disputes now emerging and whether international arbitration is well placed to resolve them.

27 October 2021

When arbitrators misbehave and other dilemmas

A panel at GAR Live Construction shared experiences of ethical dilemmas including how to deal with incomplete disclosures and poor conduct by arbitrators, disclosing evidence unhelpful to your client and when experts are pressured to change their opinions.

22 October 2021

Join us for GAR Live: Hong Kong

Readers are invited to join us next week for GAR Live: Hong Kong, which will consider the developing balance between Asian arbitral hubs, seminal court decisions over the past year and best practice when faced with challenging case scenarios. There will also be a keynote address by David W Rivkin, HKIAC co-chair and partner at Debevoise & Plimpton.

21 October 2021

Construction disputes and ISDS: a one-sided love affair?

Investment arbitration lawyers may love taking on cases over large infrastructure projects but lawyers who specialise in construction disputes aren’t necessarily so enthusiastic about ISDS, GAR Live Moscow heard last week.

18 October 2021

Cooperation on the menu in China

A highlight of China Arbitration Week, this year's China Arbitration Summit and Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions Forum affirmed China’s commitment to arbitration and particularly to strengthening international cooperation to develop talent and harmonise practice. Melody Chan, partner at White & Case in Hong Kong, and associates Philip Tan and Clemency Wang in Singapore, report.

04 October 2021

The pandemic curfew problem

A panel at the ASIL annual meeting simulated oral argument on whether a BIT’s public health and essential security interests clause provides a defence to treaty claims arising out of pandemic curfews, and whether such an exception can deprive a tribunal of jurisdiction. Ina Popova and Alma Mozetič, partner and associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, report.

01 October 2021

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