Great Expectations: are arbitrators delivering?

An almost entirely female panel that included two in-house counsel, a litigation funder, the head of a leading arbitral institution and a well-known arbitrator discussed user expectations of arbitrators and whether they are delivering at an event at DLA Piper in London.

Pip and Estella in the 1946 film version of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations”

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Protests in DC as Pacific Rim hearings get underway

Demonstrators gathered in Washington, DC, this week as the merits hearing in a US mining company’s dispute with the government of El Salvador goes ahead at ICSID.

Protesters gather outside the World Bank on Monday (Credit: Alex Blair, Oxfam America)

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Dubai hosts its first GAR Live

GAR Live will be making its first visit to Dubai in November, where it will examine the relationship between courts and international arbitration across the Arab world and consider whether the Middle East could become the next Latin America as regards treaty claims.

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Perkins Coie unveils “Arbitration 2.0”

Apple is not the only company to have launched a next generation product this week; US law firm Perkins Coie has unveiled “Arbitration 2.0” – a manifesto that represents state-of-the art thinking on increasing arbitral efficiency.

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Slovakia instructs Squire Patton Boggs

Slovakia has instructed the recently merged Squire Patton Boggs to represent it in an ICSID claim brought against it by two North American mining companies over one of the world’s largest talc deposits.

Gemerska Poloma, the Slovakian village where the mine is located

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From no man’s land to a teenager's bedroom

Once “a no man’s land”, the area of ethics in international arbitration is now so cluttered with competing codes and guidelines that it’s become like “a teenager’s bedroom”, heard delegates at the first conference of the Queen Mary University of London Institute of Regulations and Ethics last week – but which should we apply?

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