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A recent IBA event looked at contract performance and the potential rise in investor-state arbitrations in the Asia Pacific in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic - as well as searching for silver linings.
05 November 2020
The majority shareholder in an Indian razor-blade maker has failed to disqualify all three members of an LCIA tribunal over their refusal to postpone a hearing because of the covid-19 pandemic.
04 November 2020
The Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) has established an observatory to monitor the impact of covid-19 on dispute resolution in the region.
19 October 2020
The biennial ICCA Congress, which was due to take place in Edinburgh in February, has once again been postponed due to the coronavirus as the UK experiences a second wave of cases.
15 October 2020
White & Case and the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London have launched their 2020 international arbitration survey, focusing on the adaptability of this form of dispute resolution in a world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic and other global changes.
13 October 2020
Speakers at the Latin Lawyer-GAR Interactive Arbitration Summit recommended that companies plan their infrastructure investments carefully, amid arbitrary actions by populist politicians and a slew of new laws pursued by governments in Latin America to fight the covid-19 pandemic.
05 October 2020
A panel at GAR Interactive: Singapore highlighted the impact of covid-19 on commercial and investment arbitration and the challenges of virtual hearings, also asking whether it might lead parties to rethink their choice of arbitral seat.
10 September 2020
Delivering a keynote address at the first virtual GAR Live, Australian arbitrator Douglas Jones AO called on practitioners to learn the lessons from our “time of isolation” and improve the efficiency of arbitral proceedings through technology.
08 September 2020
The Permanent Court of Arbitration says it has now resumed “partial in-person hearings” at the Peace Palace in the Hague, citing an exception in Dutch travel restrictions that will allow participants abroad to attend without quarantining.
07 September 2020
Franco-Italian eyewear group EssilorLuxottica is facing a pair of arbitrations over its planned €5.5 billion purchase of a rival Dutch brand, after raising concerns about measures taken by the target company to mitigate the impact of covid-19.
30 July 2020
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