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Friday, January 18, 2019 9:50 AM

2nd Annual GAR Live Zurich

<p><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Thursday, 7 March 2019</p> <p><strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Zurich, Switzerland</p> <p>Global Arbitration Review is delighted to one again host this full-day event in Zurich. The conference will consist of four sessions in which panellists are expected to cover arbitration through several different lenses: money laundering; sanctions; and human rights. These sessions will provide the audience with a unique insight into the arbitral process specifically related to these topics, and our&nbsp;<em>GAR&nbsp;</em>symposium will offer the audience an exclusive opportunity to present questions to our panel of leading experts. The conference is expected to bring in audience members from Switzerland and internationally, allowing delegates to connect with and learn from like-minded individuals.</p> <p><u><strong>PROGRAMME</strong></u></p> <p><strong>9.00:&nbsp;<em>Welcome coffee and registration</em></strong></p> <p><strong>9.30: Chairs&rsquo; opening remarks</strong><br /> <br /> Patricia Nacimiento,&nbsp;<em>Herbert Smith Freehills</em>&nbsp;<br /> Laurent Killias,&nbsp;<em>Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law</em></p> <p><strong>9.40: Session one: Sanctions</strong></p> <p>Panellists:<br /> Nikolas&nbsp;H&uuml;bschen,<em>&nbsp;UNIPER</em><br /> Matthew H. Kirtland,<em>&nbsp;Norton Rose Fulbright</em><br /> Christopher Moore,<em>&nbsp;Cleary Gottlieb Steen &amp; Hamilton</em></p> <p><strong>10.55:&nbsp;<em>Coffee break</em></strong></p> <p><strong>11.25: Session two: The&nbsp;<em>GAR Live&nbsp;</em>symposium</strong></p> <p>Our espresso version of Tylney Hall. A panel of distinguished arbitrators will discuss questions submitted by the audience and the moderators.</p> <p><u>Moderator:</u><br /> Thomas Legler,&nbsp;<em>Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law</em></p> <p><strong>12.40:&nbsp;<em>Networking lunch</em></strong></p> <p><strong>13.55: Keynote address</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;Lene Wendland,&nbsp;<em>United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights</em></p> <p><strong>14.25: Session three: Money laundering</strong></p> <p>Panellists:<br /> Melis Acuner,&nbsp;<em>Cadwalader, Wickersham &amp; Taft&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>15.40:&nbsp;<em>Coffee break&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><strong>16.10: Session four: Human rights</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><u>Moderator:</u><br /> Sylvia Schenk,&nbsp;<em>Herbert Smith Freehills&nbsp;</em></p> <p><u>Panellists:</u><br /> Andreas Graf,<em>&nbsp;FIFA</em><br /> Nicola Port,<em>&nbsp;Chubb Insurance</em><br /> Stephan Schill,&nbsp;<em>Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law</em><br /> Lene Wendland,<em>&nbsp;United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights</em></p> <p><strong>17.25: Chairs&rsquo; closing remarks</strong><br /> <br /> Patricia Nacimiento,&nbsp;<em>Herbert Smith Freehills</em><br /> Laurent Killias,&nbsp;<em>Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law</em></p> <p><strong>17.35 Onwards:<em>&nbsp;Close of Conference</em></strong></p> <p>For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please call&nbsp;+44 203 780 4137&nbsp;or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:events@globalarbitrationreview.com">events@globalarbitrationreview.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

New Prime Decision Adds Uncertainty to Arbitration in the Transportation Industry

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in New Prime v. Oliveira, No. 17-340 (Jan. 15, 2019), has added uncertainty to arbitration agreements in the

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Caught in the middle: the impact of separation and divorce on children

What are the consequences of family break-up on the mental health of children? It is reported in The Guardian that parental separation is more likely

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

‘What Court Works Best for Us in Atlanta?’

Whether directly representing a party or acting as local counsel, one of the first questions we are often asked as litigators sitting in Atlanta is:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

SCOTUS Rejects Employer’s Attempt to Compel Arbitration of Independent Contractor’s Class Claim

In a rare win for plaintiffs seeking to avoid arbitration, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a trucking company’s attempt to compel arbitration in a

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

What Can Employers Expect in 2019?

Despite the current U.S. government shutdown, many aspects of the federal government continue to operate, including the federal court system. This

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Faraday Future Settles HKIAC Arbitration

Not long after, however, in October 2018, Faraday initiated an arbitration against Evergrande Health at the Hong Kong International Arbitration

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

California Enforces Arbitration Agreement with Staffing Agency in Favor of Worksite Employer

An employer successfully compelled arbitration under an arbitration agreement that the plaintiff-workers had with their staffing agency, even though

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

High court finds independent contractor truck drivers excluded from FAA

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court found that truck drivers classified as independent contractors cannot be compelled to arbitrate

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Mandatory Mediation for Commercial Disputes

The Law on the Procedures to Initiate Debt Collection Proceedings for Receivables Arising out of Subscription Agreements No. 7155 ("Law"), which was

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Court of appeal declares notice to arbitrate null due to its attempt to achieve consolidation without consent

In South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority v BMT Fleet Technology Ltd the British Columbia Court of Appeal declared a notice to

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Emerging Issues in Data Breach and Privacy Regulation Class Action

In a 2018 survey of over 400 General Counsel, their direct reports, and chief legal officers, roughly 30 identified data privacy and security as the

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00 PM

A Year in review (2018)

2018 brought with it a number of important legal developments in

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Leave Arbitration to the Arbitrator: No “Wholly Groundless” Exception Where Contract Delegates Arbitrability Determination to the Arbitrator

The United States Supreme Court continued the pro-arbitration trend in its jurisprudence, as well as its strict construction of the Federal

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court: Interstate Transport Companies’ Independent Contractor-Drivers are Exempt from FAA

In New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act’s (FAA) Section 1 exemption applies to transportation

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

SCOTUS Puts the Brakes on Arbitration: Contract Drivers Engaged in Interstate Commerce Can Litigate in Court

Arbitration of employment claims continues to be a hot topic at the Supreme Court. In a unanimous 8-0 decision yesterday (Justice Kavanaugh recused

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

SCOTUS Holds Independent Contractor Truck Drivers Exempt from Arbitration Under FAA

On January 15, 2019, the Supreme Court issued its decision in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, where it decided independent contractor truck drivers cannot

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

The “Prestige” 16 years on.

On the 18th December 2018, the Spanish Supreme Court issued the final quantification of the losses claimed by the Spanish and French governments, as

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Impact of Brexit on English jurisdiction

It may not be recognised quite how many of the world’s international commercial disputes are litigated in the UK, mainly in London. While difficult to

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Hyperlink Click Enough to Compel Arbitration Says New Jersey Federal Judge

New Jersey employers seeking to compel arbitration secured a big win earlier this month when a federal judge ruled that former employees agreed to an

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

What U.S. Companies Need to Know About Foreign Arbitration Awards Before Partnering With a Foreign Company

As U.S. companies increasingly do business with foreign companies, many are discovering that their operations could be put at significant financial

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court of the United States Upholds Bar to Arbitration for Interstate Driver

On January 15, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) did not apply to wage claims brought by an

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court Rules that Federal Arbitration Act Does Not Apply to Independent Contractors in the Transportation Industry

In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for parts of the gig economy, the United States Supreme Court has held that the Federal

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

3rd Circuit: Enrollment packet e-signature requires student to arbitrate claims

On January 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit held that a student (plaintiff) attending an online school (defendant) consented to an

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

U.S. Supreme Court Bars Trucking Company from Enforcing Mandatory Arbitration Agreement with Independent Contractor

On January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court, in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340, 2019 WL 189342 (January 15, 2019), held unanimously that a

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:00 PM

New World Order? The Disclosure Pilot Comes into Effect

On 1 January 2019, the new two-year disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, which will include the Commercial Court

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:27 AM

An Introduction to Document Automation

<p><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Tue, Jan 22, 2019</p> <p><strong>Time:</strong>&nbsp;11 am&nbsp;SGT / HKT&nbsp;</p> <p>What if your contract creation process was more streamlined and reliable?</p> <p>Guest speaker Alistair Maiden, the founder of legal engineering business SYKE, who will be discussing the benefits of document automation, followed by a high-level demonstration of Thomson Reuters Contract Express, a solution that automates and simplifies the drafting of legal documents.</p> <p>Please join us on January 22nd at 11:00 AM to learn about intelligent, trusted document automation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Monday, January 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court Decides First Arbitration Case on Its Docket - Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc.

As we noted in our Dec. 19, 2018, blog article, there were three arbitration cases involving the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), all argued in October

Monday, January 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court Rules for Independent Contractor in Arbitration Dispute

The Supreme Court held 8-0 that the term “contracts of employment” in Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) encompasses any agreement to

Monday, January 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Supreme Court Rules That Agreements Delegating Arbitrability Determinations To Arbitrators Must Be Enforced As Written And Are Not Subject To A “Wholly Groundless” Exception

On January 8, 2019, in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Kavanaugh, the United States Supreme Court held that courts must enforce as written

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