GAR Volume 13 - Issue 6
Winter is coming, or so US arbitrator Gary Born has been telling the arbitration community for a couple of years now. In our feature, a write-up of his Freshfields lecture, he makes the case again – warning that there are those who wish to tear down the legal framework and “end international arbitration as we know it”.
However, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle chairman George Kahale proposes we do precisely that: dismantle investor-state dispute settlement completely or rebuild it from scratch, with a focus on deficiencies in how tribunals deal with quantum in the “new age of the megacase”.
In our third feature, lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright take a more optimistic view, arguing that there is a role for arbitration in resolving climate-related disputes and as a key mechanism for the enforcement of environmental law and policy.
Ever wished there was a ‘hot take’ on the pros and cons of different arbitral seats? Well, now there is. The GAR–CIArb Seat Index was launched in November, which rates seats against 10 principles that fuel a supportive arbitration climate. Summaries of the first seven cities to be measured – London, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore and Zurich and Geneva – have been included in this magazine. This was the last magazine of 2018. So to all of our readers, we wish you all the best for 2019.
In this magazine:
- Regular coverage
- GAR Live: Hong Kong
- Winter is coming
- The new age of the megacase
- Acclimatising to climate change
- The GAR–CIArb Seat Index
- GAR Live Look-back: Dubai