Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

Madrid centre names new secretary general

The Madrid International Arbitration Centre, or CIAM, has appointed former CMS counsel Marta Lalaguna as its new secretary general – replacing Mélanie Riofrio Piché, who is departing to launch a solo practice as arbitrator.

03 February 2023

Declaration marks 100 years of the ICC Court

To mark its centenary this year, the ICC International Court of Arbitration has issued a declaration setting out its unwavering commitment to access to justice and the rule of law and its vision for leading dispute resolution for the next century.

01 February 2023

CEPANI makes diversity a rule

The Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI) has included an express requirement in its new arbitration rules to consider diversity and inclusion when appointing arbitrators.

27 January 2023

Swiss centre names new court members

The Swiss Arbitration Centre has appointed new members to its arbitration court, which now has gender parity, as “game-changing” new rules for corporate law disputes come into effect.

26 January 2023

New faces on ICSID roster

Sixteen member states have nominated 57 individuals to ICSID’s panels of arbitrators and conciliators over the past year, while several of this year’s new designations have also been revealed.

24 January 2023

New board at Paris academy

The Arbitration Academy, the Paris-based organisation founded by GBS Disputes partner Yas Banifatemi and the late Emmanuel Gaillard to help young practitioners and students to learn about international arbitration, has elected a new president and executive board.

19 January 2023

LCIA appoints new deputy chair

King & Spalding partner James Castello has been appointed as deputy chairman of the LCIA board of directors – filling the role vacated by Christopher Style KC after he was named chair.

18 January 2023

Cairo centre head takes helm at IFCAI

The director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Ismail Selim has taken over as president of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions.

16 January 2023

Singapore Court of Appeal rules on arbitrability

The Singapore Court of Appeal has ruled that the arbitrability of a dispute at the pre-award stage will be determined by the governing law of the arbitration agreement – even where it is the law of a foreign jurisdiction.

09 January 2023

ICSID round-up: awards, a new claim and a disqualified arbitrator

Kuwait has defeated a claim brought over a billion-dollar road project at ICSID, while awards have been issued in cases involving the United Arab Emirates and Côte d’Ivoire, Bahrain faces a new claim and a former US government official has been disqualified from hearing a case against his home country.

03 January 2023

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