Posts by Karen Maxwell

  • Data, data everywhere…

    Mark Twain may or may not have had the GDPR  in mind when he observed, “Data is like garbage: you’d better know what you are going to do with it before you collect it.” More recently, the decision in Tennant Energy LLC v Government of Canada has again raised the vexed question of the effect of … Continue reading Data, data everywhere…

  • GAFTA: updates to the arbitration rules

    The Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) have recently amended both the GAFTA 125 Arbitration Rules and GAFTA 126 Simple Disputes Arbitration Rules (now renamed the Expedited Arbitration Procedure Rules).

  • Arbitration statistics: and the winner is…

    It’s statistics season again. Over the last few months, the arbitral institutions have been adding up and releasing their annual stats for 2016, generally accompanied by a flourish in the form of a glowing press release. What can we learn from these? Are there any trends or developments worth noting?