Premium article - July 11, 2012
A recent event looked at London's potential as a centre for the resolution of China-related disputes. Peter Laverack, a litigation and arbitration associate at Hogan Lovells' London office, reports.
Premium article - July 06, 2012
An ICC UK arbitration debate on the value of expert evidence in international arbitration looked at the independence and impartiality of experts, the need for tribunal-appointed experts, the use of "hot-tubbing" and the alternative routes parties can take. Kate Wilford, a senior associate at host firm Hogan Lovells, reports.
Premium article - July 04, 2012
The Institute for Transnational Arbitration's Eighth Americas Workshop in Chile explored the merits hearing phase of an international arbitration, including talks on preparing for witness examination and the "art and science" of persuasion. Valeria Galíndez of Dias Carneiro Advogados in São Paulo, Manuel Conthe of Bird & Bird in Madrid and Marti Cherry of Fulbright & Jaworski in Dallas report.
Premium article - July 03, 2012
An ICDR Young & International/Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners symposium considered the deference given to arbitrators' rulings on jurisdiction in recent enforcement proceedings before the Canadian and US courts, and by ICSID annulment committees. Stephanie Cohen, an international arbitrator in New York and member of YCAP's board of directors, reports.
Premium article - June 28, 2012
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has launched a 45-and-under group, whose first event - featuring Michael Hwang SC as speaker - considered what not to ask in cross-examination. Samuel Leong and Kevin Nash, both Assistant Counsel at SIAC, report.
Premium article - June 21, 2012
In the first Seoul Arbitration Lecture, Jan Paulsson advocated broader acceptance of arbitrators' authority to decide issues of public policy that could affect awards and warned against "short cut" thinking as to their applicability.
Premium article - June 19, 2012
The Young Arbitration Practitioners group - or YAP - considered how to make arbitration simpler, cheaper and faster and how to successfully enforce arbitration awards at an event during the ICCA Congress in Singapore last week. A selection of the speakers report.
Premium article - June 12, 2012
A recent seminar organised by the British chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club addressed common and civil law approaches to ethics in international arbitration. Ignacio Madalena, an associate at Allen & Overy in London and secretary of the British chapter, reports.
Premium article - May 31, 2012
German arbitrator and professor Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel spoke of the differences between commercial and investment treaty arbitration in the latest Lalive lecture, paying special attention to tribunals' approach to case management and emphasising the limitations of arbitrators' mandate.
Premium article - May 21, 2012
Despite the human instinct to tinker and be creative, US arbitrator Charles N Brower has argued that not every change to international arbitration is an improvement and that we should focus on "the right kind of inventiveness".