Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

New rules for investment disputes in Vienna

The Vienna International Arbitration Centre has adopted new investment arbitration and mediation rules that it says are particularly suited for smaller claims that “fall through the cracks” – while also updating its standard rules to address third-party funding and remote hearings.

21 July 2021

CAS names lords of the rings

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced the arbitrators who will hear disputes and doping cases arising during the Tokyo Olympics.

15 July 2021

Cairo centre looks back on pandemic year

The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration has revealed that it received 67 new cases in 2020 – with construction disputes accounting for 31% of the total – and that in the first half of this year it has already registered 56.

13 July 2021

Salomon calls for participants in disability taskforce

As one of her first acts as president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Claudia Salomon has called for interested candidates to participate in a newly created task force on disability inclusion and international arbitration.

09 July 2021

Why SIAC case numbers made me choke over my coffee

In an interview with GAR, Singapore’s minister of law K Shanmugam explains why reports earlier this year that SIAC has overtaken the ICC in case numbers were not quite accurate and responds to the findings of the Queen Mary and White & Case survey that Singapore has levelled with London as “most preferred” arbitration seat worldwide.

06 July 2021

Salomon takes over at ICC

Claudia Salomon has begun her term as president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, supported by a new ICC court, the most diverse to date.

01 July 2021

HKIAC reveals duration and cost of cases

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has revealed that, in the past eight years, the average arbitration at the centre has lasted 13 months, from date of commencement to date of the award or decision, and cost US$64,606.

29 June 2021

ICSID urges approval of latest draft rule changes

ICSID has published its latest working paper on proposed amendments to its rules – including changes on ownership and control, third-party funding and costs – and has called on member states to vote on the draft by the end of the year.

17 June 2021

Enhancing dispute settlement and prevention in Kazakhstan

A webinar organised by the World Bank and Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Justice considered the country’s efforts to improve its business and investment climate by enhancing dispute settlement and prevention mechanisms. Martin Gronemann of Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg reports.

07 June 2021

LCIA marks five years of the Pledge

In a banner on its website to mark five years since it signed the Pledge, the LCIA has noted how the total percentage of female arbitrator appointments in cases under its auspices has soared, from 15.8% in 2015 to 33% in 2020.

07 June 2021

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