Conference coverage

Riyadh’s giga arbitration gig

The first-ever Riyadh International Disputes Week has heard how the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration aims to be the “preferred choice” for ADR users in the Middle East and North Africa by 2030 and is likely to see a surge in cases arising from investment in mega and giga projects in the kingdom.

07 March 2024

Energy arbitration trends in transition

The latest ITA-IEL-ICC joint annual conference considered the future of international energy disputes amid global conflict, energy transition initiatives and heightened criticism of ISDS, while King & Spalding’s Doak Bishop was interviewed about his career. Sophia Sepulveda Harms of King & Spalding in Houston reports.

06 March 2024

San Francisco prepares for disputes week and GAR Live

The city of San Francisco will next week play host to the latest edition of California International Arbitration Week, featuring a packed programme of conferences and networking events including the inaugural GAR Live Technology Disputes.

05 March 2024

The colour of money

The Milan Chamber of Arbitration's latest annual conference looked at economics-related issues in international commercial arbitration, including causation, the quantification of damages and interest, the taxation of awards and enforcement and asset tracing.

04 March 2024

Ten years of Le Café des Arbitres

Le Café des Arbitres, or LCDA, a series of Paris-based conferences hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of International Arbitration, marked its 10th anniversary with an event discussing the impact of technology and artificial intelligence and whether international arbitration as an industry will survive.

26 February 2024

Should tribunals use “consultant” experts?

During a session at GAR Live Damages, panellists and delegates debated whether an independent consultant appointed by the tribunal could help arbitrators to “umpire” disagreements between the experts.

23 February 2024

Paris Arbitration Week to take inspiration from Olympics

This year's Paris Arbitration Week will take inspiration from the Olympic Games to be held in Paris this summer, with an opening speech on diversity and inclusion from a leading paralympic athlete-turned businesswoman and a "PAW Games" in which teams from arbitration seats worldwide will compete in sporting events.

07 February 2024

Witness evidence: the good, the bad and the ugly

A panel at GAR Live Abu Dhabi discussed fact witnesses in international arbitration – including the problem with lawyers drafting witness statements, whether tribunals should be more interventionist in selecting witnesses and the approaches taken in different jurisdictions.

06 February 2024

Riyadh prepares for disputes week and GAR Live

GAR Live will head to Saudi Arabia for the first time in March, as part of the inaugural Riyadh International Disputes Week, which has over 1,200 registrations from 54 countries, organisers say.

02 February 2024

We're losing the ISDS fight, warns Mourre

In a lecture in Miami, Alexis Mourre has suggested the arbitration community is "losing" the fight to ensure the survival of ISDS, endangering the future of commercial arbitration in the process, and should instead contemplate a return to the contractual protection of investments.

19 January 2024

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