Premium article - December 18, 2015
In this year's Seoul Arbitration Lecture, Gary Born argued that it is possible to analyse the current and future state of arbitration in light of change in its status throughout history. Byung-Woo Im, partner at Kim & Chang, reports on his lecture on the right to arbitrate, which abounded with historical detail about the arbitral regimes of revolutionary France, Nazi Germany and later liberal democracies.
Premium article - December 17, 2015
Prominent arbitration practitioners gathered at the headquarters of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris for a conference to celebrate 100 years since CIArb was established. Simon Maynard, associate at Three Crowns in London and chairman-elect of the CIArb Global Young Members Group, reports.
Premium article - December 11, 2015
In a lecture at American University Washington College of Law, Swiss arbitrator Pierre Tercier discussed international arbitration's role in harmonising legal rules in a diverse, multicultural world. Daniel Parga, attorney at the Law Office of Jeffrey M Winton in Washington, DC, reports
Premium article - December 08, 2015
A year after the launch of the Korea-Japan International Arbitration Forum on South Korea's Jeju Island, international arbitration practitioners from the two countries gathered again in Japan's fifth largest city, Fukuoka, to discuss hot topics in arbitration in the region. Yutaro Kawabata, counsel at Nishimura & Asahi, reports.
Premium article - December 03, 2015
Laura Feldman, senior associate and barrister at Eversheds in London, sets out guidance on time control in arbitration gleaned from discussion at Hong Kong Arbitration Week.
Premium article - December 02, 2015
Following the announcement that Donald Donovan of Debevoise & Plimpton is to be the next ICCA president, Kathleen Paisley of AMBOS Law in London and Brussels reports on his address at this year's Institute for Transnational Arbitration Workshop, in which he argued that the result of an effective international investment regime may be greater economic development and the advancement of other important policy objectives.
Premium article - November 25, 2015
Beka Injia, secretary general of the newly established Georgian International Arbitration Centre, reports on a three-day event in Tbilisi organised by the centre that included contributions from Pierre Tercier and Gabrielle Kaufmann Kohler, as well as leading practitioners from the region and further afield.
Premium article - November 18, 2015
The third Dutch Arbitration Day, held in the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam, focused on "tested improvements in arbitration" - addressing innovations applied in one area of the field that may also be adopted in others or applied on a general basis. Stan Putter, a senior associate at Eversheds in Amsterdam and a member of the event's organising committee, reports.
Premium article - November 04, 2015
In a recent study of challenges to pricing in Asia's liquefied natural gas markets, Howard Rogers and Jonathan Stern of the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies suggest that every market where prices have been liberalised and hubs created has seen "contractual train wrecks", and that for Asian markets to avert such a scenario is "by no means guaranteed". Darina Maláčová of De Brauw and Yuri Yashiro of Bredin Prat report on a recent event in Singapore that considered this ominous prediction.
Premium article - October 16, 2015
Over 100 legal practitioners and academics gathered at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr for a seminar in honour of Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, an arbitrator and vice-president of the International Court of Justice. Kay Weinberg, an associate at the firm, reports.