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Construction arbitration: How to use innovation to increase efficiency

Karl Pörnbacher, head of the Hogan Lovells International Arbitration team in Germany, delivered the keynote speech at Vienna Arbitration Days 2021, which was held remotely on 12 February and focused on innovation and constants within construction arbitration. Read on to discover the key takeaways from Karl’s speech. Constants of construction arbitrations include, notably, their complexity and the continued criticism of being too expensive and slow. When it comes to innovations, the construction industry should consider increasing the use of dispute avoidance mechanisms and how to manage arbitration proceedings more effectively,

Paris Arbitration Week recap: Claims in climate change

Lucas Aubry and Amy Crowe On 8 July 2020, as part of the Paris Arbitration Week, Hogan Lovells hosted a webinar titled “Claims in Climate Change“, a topic which has attracted much attention and debate in the arbitration community over the past twenty years. The panel discussion, moderated by Laurent Gouiffès, partner in Hogan Lovells’ Paris international arbitration team, was divided into three parts focussing on: (i) climate change issues in international commercial arbitration; (ii) the issues which may arise in the context of investment arbitration; and (iii) the rise

ArbitralWomen: Winning Communication

“You’re the voice, try and understand it, make a noise and make it clear.” John Farnham On 2 February 2017, Hogan Lovells hosted a joint event with ArbitralWomen entitled “Winning Communication” in which a panel, including Julianne Hughes-Jennett, partner at Hogan Lovells, Tessa Wood, Senior Voice & Communication Coach at City Academy, Wendy Miles QC, global head of arbitration at Boies, Schiller and Flexner, and expert accountant Liz Perks, partner at Haberman Ilett, answered questions posed by Kate Wilford, senior associate at Hogan Lovells. Julianne began by explaining the genesis

Foreign Direct Investment Decision-Making: The Role of Investment Treaties

On 8 May 2015, Markus Burgstaller of Hogan Lovells presented the findings of the recent report on foreign direct investment and the rule of law (the “Report“) to the twenty-fourth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference in London. The Report was authored by Julianne Hughes-Jennett, Partner, International Arbitration at Hogan Lovells, together with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Investment Treaty Forum, based on a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit of corporate foreign direct investment decision-making and the rule of law. The survey of 301 senior

Hogan Lovells International Arbitration Salon: Perspectives on Diversity in International Arbitration

The inaugural “Hogan Lovells International Arbitration Salon” was recently held at the Hogan Lovells London office on 25 March 2015, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Hosted by partners Carmen Núñez-Lagos and Julianne Hughes-Jennett, and featuring a keynote address from Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director-General of the LCIA, the topic for discussion at the Salon was the importance of diversity in international arbitration. For the uninitiated, a “Salon” is a conversational gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host. Historically a Salon refers to a regular social gathering

Hogan Lovells Ranked as Leading Firm by Global Arbitration Review for Sixth Consecutive Year

Hogan Lovells’ global international arbitration group has been ranked fourth place in Global Arbitration Review’s (GAR) annual listing of the world’s most active international arbitration practices for the second year running. This is the sixth consecutive year that Hogan Lovells received recognition as a leading firm in this high-profile list. The GAR 30 ranking was revealed at the annual GAR Awards Dinner, on 25 February 2015. Unlike other arbitration law firm rankings, the GAR 30 is based on a number of key performance indicators, including hours billed to arbitration and

Hogan Lovells’ International Arbitration Practice Ranked Among Top Five Practices Worldwide

Hogan Lovells’ International Arbitration practice, with more than 130 practitioners worldwide and present in all major arbitral centers, was ranked as the fourth most active international arbitration practice by Global Arbitration Review at its annual GAR 30 awards dinner held in Paris on 12 February 2014. The results of the survey demonstrate our deep bench of experience, cross-office work, and commitment to client service. The practice continues to increase the number of mandates in complex and high-value arbitrations, including “bet-the-company” matters. Global Arbitration Review also noted that our increasing focus

The business of arbitrating in Latin America

On November 4, 2013, a session at the 11th annual ICC Conference on International Arbitration in Latin America discussed recent trends of arbitrating disputes in Latin America. The panel started by discussing the issue of treaty planning vs. treaty shopping, and how nowadays companies are increasingly analyzing investment treaty protections during early stages of the investment. The panel also discussed when corporate restructuring would be considered legitimate, in case treaty planning was not undertaken before the investment was made. In this case, tribunals might look at the date on which

Welcome to the Hogan Lovells ARBlog

We are excited to introduce this blog dedicated to reporting on developments in the world of international arbitration. Hogan Lovells has one of the largest global arbitration practices with presence in over 40 offices in 22 jurisdictions with extensive experience in high-value international disputes.   Our arbitration blog brings together our expertise from across the globe to provide you with the latest news and views on developments in the world of international arbitration.  The blogs will focus on the most recent and topical developments, in a commercially useful and easily-digestible

Seminar on EU investment treaties in our London office on 25 June 2013 at 5:30pm

On 25 June 2013, Hogan Lovells will host a seminar on the future of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) in the EU.  This seminar is organised in cooperation with the British Institute of International Comparative Law (BIICL). Some EU Member States and the European Commission challenge the continued applicability of these so-called intra-EU BITs.  The consequence of this position would be that investors cannot rely on these intra-EU BITs anymore, but would rather have to bring claims before the courts of Member States.  To date, arbitral tribunals have yet to accept

Women in arbitration: seminar with Cherie Booth QC and Mahnaz Malik

On 1 May 2013 Hogan Lovells, in collaboration with ArbitralWomen, hosted an evening seminar with Cherie Booth CBE QC of Matrix Chambers and Mahnaz Malik of 20 Essex Street in celebration of their recent designation to the ICSID panel of arbitrators and the continuing progress in the appointment of women in prominent roles within the international dispute resolution field. In view of the fact that just over a quarter of the 46 recent state designations to the ICSID panel were women, they also shared their views on whether these numbers