Premium article - November 10, 2014
Pro-democracy protests replaced more familiar topics as a talking point at Hong Kong Arbitration Week and GAR Live. Alison Ross reports on how the interests of protesters and lawyers are to a large extent aligned and how the protests have been greeted as confirmation of the rule of law in Hong Kong. [This article, which concerns developing events, was written in early November.]
Premium article - November 09, 2014
Which are the most innovative and disappointing jurisdictions in Asia when it comes to international arbitration; and what have been the most important decisions and institutional developments in the region in the past year? GAR Live delegates shared their views. Douglas Thomson reports.
Premium article - November 08, 2014
The GAR Live Hong Kong debate was on the role of expert witnesses in international arbitration, with one side seeking to convince a sceptical audience that the party appointment of experts should be abandoned. Douglas Thomson reports.
Premium article - November 07, 2014
As Apple launched the state-of-the-art iPhone 6 at its flagship New York store in September, a GAR Live panel just a few blocks down Fifth Avenue was examining innovations to make arbitration smarter. Kyriaki Karadelis reports.
Premium article - November 06, 2014
A US federal judge at GAR Live New York discussed recent example of court support of arbitration in the US, as well as a controversial requirement that courts must have personal jurisdiction over a corporation for enforcement purposes. Kyriaki Karadelis reports.
Premium article - October 25, 2014
An ICSID decision awarding security for costs to the Caribbean island of St Lucia saw Gavan Griffith QC highlight the problem of litigation funders sharing the benefits of successful arbitration claims, while not bearing the adverse costs consequences should the claim fail. Alison Ross reports
Premium article - October 24, 2014
As the protests in Hong Kong continue, Neil Kaplan QC told students at Hong Kong University Faculty of Law how events have shown the strength of the rule of law in Hong Kong, contrary to what has been suggested by practitioners in rival jurisdictions. Michal Čáp, a recent graduate of HKU admitted to practise in the Czech Republic, reports.
Premium article - September 25, 2014
By Christopher Bogart, CEO of litigation financier Burford Capital
Premium article - September 24, 2014
In a response to a recent article in GAR, Peter Griffin of London-based investment claims consultancy Slaney Advisors writes that the CEO of Burford Capital's criticism of a majority ICSID tribunal for awarding security for costs in RSM v St Lucia - and particularly his castigation of Australian arbitrator Gavan Griffith QC - is "regrettable".
Premium article - September 20, 2014
GAR readers have reacted to the news that Scotland will remain part of the UK after 55 per cent of voters said "No" to independence in the recent referendum. Alison Ross canvasses opinion from one of the men behind Scotland's arbitration legislation; representatives of the Scottish Arbitration Centre; a Welsh arbitrator who splits his time between London and St Andrews; an English commentator on Scottish legal affairs; and a Scottish arbitration specialist based in Hong Kong