Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

ICC issues updated guidance on case conduct

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has released updated guidance on the conduct of arbitration under its rules – seeking to assist arbitrators with disclosure of potential conflicts, facilitate the constitution of tribunals and enhance transparency among other goals – and adapted its model clause to take account of a controversial judgment in Russia.

20 December 2018

AIAC director resigns after arrest in corruption probe

Sundra Rajoo has resigned as director of the Kuala Lumpur-based Asia International Arbitration Centre after being arrested on suspicion of corruption – but it is unclear whether the investigation will continue after a court accepted he is protected by diplomatic immunity.

21 November 2018

Malaysian centre works with authorities to clear director of corruption

The Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur has said it is cooperating with the Malaysian authorities to disprove “spurious and erroneous” allegations that the centre’s director, Sundra Rajoo, used funds granted to the centre by the government to obtain favours from ministers – including the extension of his employment contract.

19 November 2018

HKIAC appoints former Hyundai counsel as Korea rep

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has appointed a former in-house counsel at Hyundai Heavy Industries from Allen & Overy as counsel and chief representative of its Korea office.

29 October 2018

Reports of CAS’s death are greatly exaggerated

Lawyers have downplayed the significance of a Belgian court judgment which held that a clause in FIFA’s statute providing for the mandatory resolution of disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport is incompatible with Belgian law – amid suggestions that the decision threatens the legitimacy and jurisdiction of CAS.

11 September 2018

Former HKIAC secretary general to join Arbitration Chambers

The former secretary general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Chiann Bao is to become the newest member of Arbitration Chambers, after leaving Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom to focus on developing her practice as an arbitrator.

31 August 2018

Russian centre administers first cases

The Russian Arbitration Centre of the Institute of Modern Arbitration has released its first annual report – revealing that it is already administering over 100 disputes worth US$117 million.

21 August 2018

HKIAC launches women’s group for China

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has launched a new group that aims to promote women arbitration practitioners in China.

19 February 2018

Developing the Cairo centre - an interview with Ismail Selim

After taking the helm at the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration at the start of the year, Ismail Selim has told GAR how he is building on the award-winning achievements of his predecessors and seeking to raise the centre's profile in sub Saharan Africa and Asia and for media and entertainment disputes.

15 September 2017

Vienna centre starts publishing arbitrator names

The Vienna International Arbitration Centre has become the latest institution to start publishing the names of arbitrators hearing its cases - following the example of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Milan Arbitration Chamber.

08 September 2017

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