Premium article - June 02, 2015
As a part of the effort to diversify the British Virgin Islands' financial services industry, policymakers have implemented legislation aiming to make it a leading jurisdiction for international arbitration. Kenneth Silva, a journalist in the territory, reports on a conference in which delegates discussed what more needs to be done and the BVI's chances of capturing a share of the disputes arising from US-Cuba trade.
Premium article - May 29, 2015
A conference last month considered the reform of arbitration in Russia and challenges to arbitrating in traditional western forums as a result of EU and US sanctions against the state. Anna Grischenkova of KIAP reports.
Premium article - May 14, 2015
A joint ICCA-HKIAC summit in Hong Kong considered how emerging economies and south-south trade are changing the face of international arbitration.
Premium article - May 12, 2015
In a speech in Kuala Lumpur to mark the centenary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Doug Jones spoke about the new competition to arbitration offered by mediation and specialised courts and warned that the reputation of commercial arbitration may be tainted by the controversy over investor-state dispute settlement.
Premium article - May 01, 2015
The latest conference hosted by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society of International Law considered approaches to allegations of corruption in international arbitration. Noah Mink of Baker Botts in Washington, DC, reports.
Premium article - April 22, 2015
Cherie Blair QC - an arbitration specialist and wife of the UK's former prime minister Tony Blair - has called for more gender parity in law, telling an audience in New York how she was beaten to a job as a barrister by her husband despite being the better lawyer of the two.
Premium article - April 22, 2015
A conference in the Tanzanian capital attracted delegates from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda as well as from Tanzania itself. Elodie Dulac of King & Spalding in Singapore, Elizabeth Karanja of J Miles & Co in Nairobi and Leyou Tameru, visiting foreign consultant at Wilmer Pickering Hale and Dorr in London - all members of the organising committee - report.
Premium article - April 13, 2015
In connection with the recent Global Law Summit in London to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Allen & Overy hosted a briefing on carrying out business in emerging markets and the associated trends in dispute resolution. In light of that briefing, Michael Young and Tim Wood of Allen & Overy report on the impact of international arbitration on the rule of law and good governance in emerging markets.
Premium article - March 25, 2015
UNCTAD's expert meeting in Geneva last month considered potential ways to reform the system of international investment agreements. Ignacio Torterola, partner at Brown Rudnick in Washington, DC, reports.
Premium article - February 16, 2015
The start of this year saw the launch of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). Alec Emmerson, Sapna Jhangiani and John Lewis of Clyde & Co in Singapore and Dubai report on a subsequent signing of memoranda with the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre and Singaporean Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon's insights into why international courts provide a good alternative to arbitration.