An update on UNCITRAL's work on expedited rules and ISDS reform

The 2020 Virtual ITA-ASIL Conference took the form of an interview with UNCITRAL legal officer Corinne Montineri about the progress of Working Groups II and III in developing expedited arbitration rules and reforms to investor-state dispute settlement. Lucy Winnington-Ingram of Reed Smith in London reports.

11 September 2020

LMAA president shares insights

In an interview that first appeared in Marine Strategy, Ian Gaunt, president of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, talks about the work of the world’s leading body specialised in commercial maritime dispute resolution.

15 August 2018

Developing the Cairo centre - an interview with Ismail Selim

After taking the helm at the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration at the start of the year, Ismail Selim has told GAR how he is building on the award-winning achievements of his predecessors and seeking to raise the centre's profile in sub Saharan Africa and Asia and for media and entertainment disputes.

15 September 2017

The lifelong student

Named this year's "best prepared and most responsive arbitrator" at the GAR Awards in Milan, Jean Kalicki tells GAR about the eternal learning role of the international arbitrator, how the next generation must work hard to flourish in a "not quite...Kardashian universe" and how investor-state arbitration is like a soul-searching adolescent.

19 May 2017

Blackaby looks back

At an event in Houston, Nigel Blackaby, the Washington, DC-based head of international arbitration at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, reflected on his career in the field and the most rewarding moments of his professional life to date.

12 May 2017

Introducing the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration

The first institution of its kind in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration – SCCA – was established by cabinet decree two years ago and had its soft launch on 2 Muharram 1438, corresponding in the Islamic calendar to 3 October 2016. GAR speaks with its CEO Majed Al Rasheed.

03 November 2016

Resolving Islamic finance disputes – Comair-Obeid and Abdel Wahab share insights

As Beirut-based Nayla Comair-Obeid and Cairo-based Mohamed S Abdel Wahab prepare to teach a new Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance in London, they speak to GAR about the industry and why it lends itself to dispute resolution through arbitration.

06 October 2016

When Paulsson interviewed Schwebel

14 April 2015

The American president

13 April 2015

Half a year with EFILA: an interview with Nikos Lavranos

As practitioners awaited the outcome of the European Commission's public consultation on investor-state dispute settlement, Nikos Lavranos told GAR about the work of his organisation, EFILA, to counter negative portrayals of ISDS by European politicians and the media and its inaugural conference in London in 10 days’ time.

13 January 2015

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