Region: International

ICSID round-up: awards, a new claim and a disqualified arbitrator

Kuwait has defeated a claim brought over a billion-dollar road project at ICSID, while awards have been issued in cases involving the United Arab Emirates and Côte d’Ivoire, Bahrain faces a new claim and a former US government official has been disqualified from hearing a case against his home country.

03 January 2023

Mute Off delivers global guide to women arbitrators

Frustrated at the lack of progress reducing the gender gap on tribunals, ‘Mute Off Thursdays’ has launched a compendium of women arbitrators around the world to make it easier to find suitable women candidates.

22 December 2022

Youssef calls for "COP-27 moment" for arbitration

In a speech in Egypt, Karim Youssef called for a "COP-27 moment for arbitration", arguing that "the preservation of the good health and good functioning of global arbitration is a matter of global public interest."

19 December 2022

New faces at VIAC

The Vienna International Arbitration Centre has appointed five new members to its board and a new deputy secretary general.

13 December 2022

"Succession"-inspired Praelium raises interim measures issue

At this year's David D Caron Praelium hosted by Three Crowns and two leading law schools, Angeline Welsh and Doak Bishop argued a fictional case study inspired by the hit HBO series "Succession" that raised the issue of when an arbitral tribunal can and should grant a party's request for permission to seek interim measures from an English court in support of arbitration.

06 December 2022

Law firms launch business and human rights group

Twenty-two law firms have formed an association to support lawyers advising clients on human rights issues relating to their business, including by promoting arbitration as a means of resolving human rights disputes.

29 November 2022

Lord Hoffmann criticises Enka in Gaillard Lecture

In a lecture in Paris in honour of the late Emmanuel Gaillard, Lord Hoffmann has criticised the "rabbit-out-of-a-hat" reasoning of the UK Supreme Court in Enka v Chubb, suggesting that it will give rise to "dirty tricks" and needs to be addressed in the current reform of the 1996 English Arbitration Act.

28 November 2022

Who’s Who Legal launches biggest ever arbitration rankings

GAR’s sister publication Who’s Who Legal will tomorrow publish its most comprehensive research to date on the leading international arbitration practitioners in the market.

28 November 2022

Mayer Brown promotes and recruits

Mayer Brown has promoted three new partners in Hong Kong and London and a counsel in Dubai, also recruiting a new counsel in Singapore.

23 November 2022

"The usual suspects": survey looks at arbitrator selection

Cortex Capital, a consultancy that applies psychology and neuroscience to business and law, is inviting arbitration users to take part in a survey about their decision-making when selecting arbitrators.

23 November 2022

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