Arbitral Insights
Six years of Paris Arbitration Week: Why PAW packs a punch

Six years of Paris Arbitration Week: Why PAW packs a punch

March 24, 2022

On the eve of Paris Arbitration Week’s (PAW’s) six-year anniversary, international arbitration partner and Treasurer of the PAW Organizing Committee Clément Fouchard welcomes President of the PAW Organizing Committee Yasmin Mohammad to discuss PAW’s founding principles, the success the annual week-long conference has seen to date, the role of its organizing committee, and what the aims are for PAW 2022 and beyond.

Spotlight on … The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Spotlight on … The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

March 22, 2022

Former President of the U.K’s Supreme Court, The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury joins our host Gautam Bhattacharyya for this “Spotlight on…” session. He shares the path he took to becoming a lawyer, who inspired and mentored him in the course of his career, his perspectives on how being an arbitrator differs from being a judge, and his thoughts on how the arbitration process can be improved and on diversity, equality and inclusion in the law.  

Spotlight on … Antony White QC

Spotlight on … Antony White QC

March 17, 2022

In our latest “Spotlight on…” episode, our host Gautam Bhattacharyya welcomes senior barrister and arbitrator Antony White QC to discuss his career path, why he chose to become a lawyer, and his inspirations and mentors from early on to the present day. The duo then explore possible ways in which arbitration as a form of dispute resolution can be improved upon, before moving on to the progress of diversity, equality and inclusion in the legal field. 

Building on the success of five years of GAR Live: Construction Disputes

Building on the success of five years of GAR Live: Construction Disputes

March 15, 2022

For the fifth consecutive year, global chair of Reed Smith’s international arbitration practice Peter Rosher and Jane Davies Evans of 3 Verulam Buildings will co-chair GAR Live: Construction Disputes. In this Arbitral Insights episode, and just ahead of Paris Arbitration Week, the duo discuss the event’s success over the years and walk us through what we can expect from the upcoming GAR Live: Construction Disputes 2022.

Women in Arbitration: Breaking the Bias

Women in Arbitration: Breaking the Bias

March 8, 2022

This International Women’s Day, our international arbitration practitioners Jemma Collins (Singapore), Catherine Lewis (London), Vanessa Thieffry (Paris), Jane Miles (Dubai), Clara Fung (Hong Kong) and Sujey Herrera (Miami) discuss what the theme of “breaking the bias” means to them in our dedicated IWD “Women in Arbitration” podcast episode, with our host Lucy Winnington-Ingram (London).

The episode first explores what the biggest challenges, perceived and real, are in breaking the bias and what international arbitration practitioners can do to help break the bias, before our lawyers share who they believe has helped create a move diverse, equal, and inclusive environment, not just for them, but for women in arbitration and beyond. 

Spotlight on… English and Canadian barrister Donny Surtani

Spotlight on… English and Canadian barrister Donny Surtani

March 3, 2022

Welcomed by host Gautam Bhattacharyya, Donny Surtani walks us through his background from accountancy to becoming a lawyer – sharing his career inspirations and experiences with mentors, explaining his move to the English Bar and then to Canada, and, importantly, offering his views on increasing diversity, equality, and inclusion in the law and international arbitration.

The story behind Tel Aviv International Arbitration Week

The story behind Tel Aviv International Arbitration Week

March 1, 2022

Ahead of Tel Aviv International Arbitration Week’s third edition, Shai Sharvit, partner at Gornitzky & Co. and a founding member of Tel Aviv International Arbitration Week, joins global chair of our International Arbitration practice Peter Rosher to discuss the drivers for launching the event, how it has evolved, what makes it different from other arbitration weeks around the world, and what plans there are for future events.

Women in Arbitration: Arbitration and diversity in the Gulf Region

Women in Arbitration: Arbitration and diversity in the Gulf Region

February 24, 2022

Dubai-based associates Jane Miles and Alison Eslick welcome HKA senior consultant, arbitrator and chair of CIArb’s UAE branch Iryna Akulenka, along with registrar and chief executive of ADGM Courts Linda Fitz-Alan, for a discussion on diversity in arbitration in the Gulf Region and where the legal community stands in terms of not just promoting diversity, but also realizing it.

Spotlight on … Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Suhan Khan

Spotlight on … Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Suhan Khan

February 16, 2022

Bangladesh and English law-qualified lawyer Suhan Khan explains what inspired him to become a lawyer. He shares with our host, Gautam Bhattacharyya, his perspectives on the global legal world, discusses what adjustments could be made to ensure that the arbitration process is a better one for its users, and explores how international arbitration has evolved generally in Bangladesh.

Women in Arbitration: Trends in the enforcement of arbitral awards in the Gulf Region

Women in Arbitration: Trends in the enforcement of arbitral awards in the Gulf Region

February 10, 2022

Michelle Nelson and Alison Eslick highlight the growing recognition of arbitral award enforcement by local courts across the Gulf Region, focusing on United Arab Emirates, the State of Qatar, the Sultanate of Oman, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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