Premium article - January 05, 2012
Christian Stuerwald, the head of case assessment at Calunius Capital in London and former head of Allianz Litigation Funding's UK office until 2009, and Mick Smith, one of the co-founders of Calunius, consider the ICSID case of Fuchs and Kardassopoulos v Georgia, a rare public example of a funded investment treaty case.
Premium article - January 12, 2012
When it comes to international arbitration, Brazil was a late arrival at the ball - but now she's dancing with everyone, suggested participants at a recent roundtable in São Paulo. Clare Bolton reports on the event, convened by GAR's sister publication, Latin Lawyer.
Premium article - January 30, 2012
In its first Dutch seminar, the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum teamed up with Dutch arbitration boutique Conway & Partners and the Permanent Court of Arbitration for an event to consider the recent revisions of the ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration rules and the IBA rules on evidence. Thabiso van den Bosch of Conway & Partners reports on the event last week.
Premium article - February 29, 2012
Matthew Parish, partner in the Geneva office of Holman Fenwick Willan, considers the explosive growth of the commodities trading and shipping industries in Geneva, and the increasing importance of the city as an arbitration centre to resolve the disputes these businesses generate.
Premium article - March 05, 2012
In 2008, third-party funding in international arbitration was in its infancy. That year, GAR published snapshots of legislative change and case law relevant to third-party funding in seven jurisdictions (see Volume 3, Issue 1). Three years on, the time is ripe for a reappraisal.
Premium article - March 06, 2012
With elections taking place in Belize tomorrow, GAR reports on what investors describe as "a pattern of anti-investor, anti-arbitration action" by the government, aimed partly at breaking down Lord Ashcroft's significant business interests in the country.
Premium article - March 07, 2012
A roundtable that brought together funders, counsel and arbitrators explored the tangled web of issues that arise in third-party funded arbitrations - regarding control of the process, disclosure, conflicts and costs, to name but a few. Alison Ross reports
Premium article - March 13, 2012
Charles Adams, a partner at Akin Gump in Geneva, considers whether international arbitration lives up to its historical roots and traditional image.
Premium article - March 28, 2012
Kristopher Kerstetter, a director of Mark Humphries Legal disputes boutique in London, argues that instructing the firm that negotiated a contract in the ensuing contractual dispute can have its downsides.
Premium article - April 27, 2012
Three decades after it was set up to defuse the Iranian hostage crisis, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague is still arbitrating cases worth tens of billions of dollars. Sebastian Perry charts its impact on a generation of practitioners. Given the increasingly fractious relations between Washington and Tehran, the quiet longevity of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal is something of a marvel. For 31 years, a nine-member panel of US, Iranian and third-country arbitrators has resolved...