Premium article - October 14, 2015
A damages debate co-hosted by Berwin Leighton Paisner and the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London focused on whether an arbitral tribunal should have the power to apply a method of calculation that was not advocated by either party. Victoria Clark, a knowledge development lawyer at BLP, reports
Premium article - October 12, 2015
Katia Contos, assistant to the director general at the LCIA, reports on a joint seminar of the LCIA and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London branch on the appropriate use and role of tribunal secretaries or assistants.
Premium article - September 22, 2015
Valériane Oreamuno, associate at Lalive, reports on the latest Lalive lecture on dispute settlement under the Law of the Sea, delivered by Sean Murphy, a member of the UN International Law Commission and professor of law at George Washington University Law School.
Premium article - September 04, 2015
Antony Crockett, international counsel at Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta (on secondment from Herbert Smith Freehills), reports on a recent conference organised by Indonesia's national arbitration institution at which delegates discussed the need for arbitration law reform in the country.
Premium article - July 31, 2015
Kim Francis, partner at Meredith Connell in Wellington, reports on Gary Born's recent visit to New Zealand, in which he advanced his proposal for a bilateral arbitration treaty and shared recollections of acting on the Rainbow Warrior case of the 1980s, which concerned the sinking of a Greenpeace vessel in Auckland Harbour.
Premium article - July 24, 2015
In recent years, the question of how the conduct of counsel should be regulated in international arbitration has garnered much interest. Joining the debate, the LCIA and the HKIAC organised a seminar on 16 June on the emergence of codes of conduct and ethics governing party representation. Joanne Lau, associate at Allen & Overy, reports.
Premium article - July 22, 2015
A distinguished cast of arbitration practitioners and former members of the English judiciary gathered at Baker Botts in London on 24 June for a well-attended ICC seminar on emergency and preliminary measures in international arbitration. Kiran Unni, a barrister practising at the firm, reports.
Premium article - July 07, 2015
This year's Institute for Transnational Arbitration Workshop challenged arbitrators and practitioners alike to get to grips with their subconscious practices and inclinations. Sylvia Tonova of Jones Day in London reports.
Premium article - July 01, 2015
An energy law event in London saw in-house and external counsel act out the roles they would play in the aftermath of a corruption scandal and exchange views on how to approach technologically complex energy disputes - with the (then) incoming president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Alexis Mourre, sharing his experience of gas price review cases. Jessica Withey of Clifford Chance reports.
Premium article - June 12, 2015
A "Swiss Chalet Debate" organised by ICDR Young & International considered the difficulties faced by arbitral tribunals in deciding on sanctions against counsel for conduct relating to document production. Dorothee Schramm, partner at Sidley Austin in Geneva, reports