Premium article - January 14, 2015
Investment arbitration is at a critical juncture, heard a German discussion forum that included a keynote speech from one of the field's pioneers, Christoph Schreuer of the University of Vienna. Sebastian Müller of King & Spalding in Frankfurt reports.
Premium article - January 16, 2015
A conference in Taipei last year addressed the selection of arbitrators - and how to deal with ones who are sleepy, ailing or confused - the potential conflict between international arbitration and public policy and the global enforcement of mediated settlement agreements. Alyson Joy Akoka of the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne reports.
Premium article - January 30, 2015
In a keynote speech in Amsterdam, Zachary Douglas argued that the arbitration community must revise its "social practices" and expectations, not its rules and guidelines, to address concerns about delay in the process and spiralling costs. Marc Krestin and Georgios Fasfalis of Linklaters report.
Premium article - February 09, 2015
A conference jointly organised by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the Institute for Energy Law reviewed recent trends in international arbitration of energy disputes and the growing phenomenon of arbitrator challenges based on "issue conflicts". Carlton Forbes of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Washington, DC, reports
Premium article - February 13, 2015
Russia's challenge to the Yukos awards has made the appropriate use of arbitral secretaries the issue of the day. An event in London convened by six young arbitration groups shone a light on the role they do and should play. Khaled Moyeed of Clyde & Co in London 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.
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 - 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 - 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.