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Spain has failed to disqualify an ICSID tribunal over its refusal to hold an in-person hearing during the covid-19 pandemic – and the failure of two of the arbitrators to disclose their participation in the Frankfurt Moot.
16 December 2020
The owner of a luxury hotel in Phuket that was forced to close because of the covid-19 pandemic can proceed with a lawsuit against its insurer, after a Singapore court found that disputes over how to interpret the insurance policy had been carved out from the arbitration clause.
27 November 2020
A recent IBA event looked at contract performance and the potential rise in investor-state arbitrations in the Asia Pacific in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic - as well as searching for silver linings.
05 November 2020
The majority shareholder in an Indian razor-blade maker has failed to disqualify all three members of an LCIA tribunal over their refusal to postpone a hearing because of the covid-19 pandemic.
04 November 2020
The Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) has established an observatory to monitor the impact of covid-19 on dispute resolution in the region.
19 October 2020
The biennial ICCA Congress, which was due to take place in Edinburgh in February, has once again been postponed due to the coronavirus as the UK experiences a second wave of cases.
15 October 2020
White & Case and the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London have launched their 2020 international arbitration survey, focusing on the adaptability of this form of dispute resolution in a world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic and other global changes.
13 October 2020
Speakers at the Latin Lawyer-GAR Interactive Arbitration Summit recommended that companies plan their infrastructure investments carefully, amid arbitrary actions by populist politicians and a slew of new laws pursued by governments in Latin America to fight the covid-19 pandemic.
05 October 2020
A panel at GAR Interactive: Singapore highlighted the impact of covid-19 on commercial and investment arbitration and the challenges of virtual hearings, also asking whether it might lead parties to rethink their choice of arbitral seat.
10 September 2020
Delivering a keynote address at the first virtual GAR Live, Australian arbitrator Douglas Jones AO called on practitioners to learn the lessons from our “time of isolation” and improve the efficiency of arbitral proceedings through technology.
08 September 2020
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