Premium article - April 05, 2016
At the latest Best Friends' Debate in Paris, 64 per cent of the audience members voted against institutions creating new rules, including rules to regulate counsel conduct and address ethical dilemmas in international arbitration.
Premium article - March 23, 2016
The latest Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation - part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Chinese Arbitration Association in Taipei - considered possible sanctions against counsel for unethical conduct, investment claims brought by cigarette companies and the need for an international convention on the enforcement of mediated settlements. Hao-Jou Fan and Mao-wei Lo, LLM candidates at College of Law, National Taiwan University, report.
Premium article - March 16, 2016
The latest Institute of Transnational Arbitration's Americas Workshop, which took place in Mexico City in late 2015, analysed the controversial question of how the arbitral process can be used to fight corruption. Rocío González Alcántara L, partner at Ernst & Young, reports.
Premium article - March 15, 2016
A conference hosted by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Institute for Energy Law and ICC International Court of Arbitration featured a speech by the former chairman and CEO of Noble Energy on the need for "above ground" risk analysis when making an overseas energy investment and discussion of diversity on arbitral tribunals and whether arbitrators "split the baby". Ginny Castelan of King & Spalding in Houston reports on behalf of the ITA.
Premium article - March 08, 2016
Marking International Women's Day, Claire Morel de Westgaver, a senior associate at Bryan Cave, reports on a recent panel discussion in London on how women can have a successful career in international arbitration.
Premium article - March 04, 2016
The 2016 Vienna Arbitration Days considered the road to predictability in international arbitration, including discussion of arbitrators' scope to deviate from the applicable law and whether document production encourages settlement. Jarred Pinkston of Dorda Brugger Jordis in Vienna reports
Premium article - February 29, 2016
A conference on investment arbitration in Latin America included panels on two controversial topics - "issue conflicts" and claims by investors with dual nationality. Eldy Roché, associate at King & Spalding in Houston, reports