Conference coverage

Gloster calls for arbitrators to be “modest”

Dame Elizabeth Gloster, a judge-turned-arbitrator at One Essex Court, told a GAR Live audience that arbitrators should be “modest” when confronted with highly complex technical subjects such as damages and consider having an informal "teach-in" by experts before hearings.

23 March 2022

ICC Court president warns of "tool bias"

In a keynote speech at Tel Aviv Arbitration Week, the president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Claudia Salomon has warned that the "magnetic pull" of international arbitration and a common "tool bias" may mean that other dispute resolution methods are being insufficiently considered.

15 March 2022

First GAR Connect Mediterranean has broad geographical reach

The first GAR Connect Eastern Mediterranean saw speakers discuss dispute-related trends arising from offshore natural gas fields in the Mediterranean itself, in countries bordering the sea like Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Libya and Turkey, and as far East as the Gulf and Russia.

10 March 2022

Join us for GAR Live Construction Disputes

Readers are invited to join us this month for GAR Live Construction Disputes in Paris – featuring a keynote address by independent arbitrator Brian King among several sessions preceding the annual GAR Awards ceremony later that day.

09 March 2022

Born criticises excessive court scrutiny of arbitral innovations

At a keynote at GAR Live Abu Dhabi today, Gary Born warned of courts applying an “ill-informed and counterproductive” level of scrutiny to innovative arbitral mechanisms that promote the speedy resolution of disputes.

09 February 2022

England's 1996 act – still best in class?

As the Law Commission of England and Wales undertakes a review of the 1996 English Arbitration Act, practitioners marked its 25th anniversary of coming into force, on 31 January 1997, with a discussion of whether it's still "best in class".

03 February 2022

Schreuer on the unity of an investment

In a keynote lecture, Austrian arbitrator and academic Christoph Schreuer addressed the concept of the unity of an investment and its use in investor-state case law. Jaroslav Kudrna and Martin Nováček of the Czech Ministry of Finance report.

13 January 2022

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

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