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
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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 - April 22, 2016
Linked seminars in Guatemala and Honduras looked at whether English common law has a role to play in trade and investment arbitration in central America and Latin America in general. Organiser Monica Feria-Tinta, a Peruvian who practises as a barrister at 20 Essex Street Chambers in London and one of the few Latin Americans called to the English bar, reports.
Premium article - April 22, 2016
A conference hosted by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society of International Law in Washington, DC, explored the ethical obligations of arbitrators and advocates in international arbitration. Charles Rosenberg and Imad Khan of White & Case report.
Premium article - April 26, 2016
Earlier this month, Arbitral Women marked the launch of the first young group for female practitioners and held its first conference on how to advance in international arbitration. Dilber Devitre, foreign associate at Homburger in Zurich, reports.