Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

Korean centre in crisis as tensions come to the fore

The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board is “in crisis” after internal tensions are said to have led to the resignation of the highly respected chair of its international branch, Hi-Taek Shin, and other staff responsible for administering cross-border cases.

01 December 2022

"The usual suspects": survey looks at arbitrator selection

Cortex Capital, a consultancy that applies psychology and neuroscience to business and law, is inviting arbitration users to take part in a survey about their decision-making when selecting arbitrators.

23 November 2022

Saudi centre launches in Dubai

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has launched "SCCA Dubai", its first office outside Saudi Arabia.

13 November 2022

CIArb elects new presidents

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has elected Jonathan Wood of RPC in London and Mohamed Abdel Wahab of Zulficar & Partners in Cairo as its presidents for 2024 and 2025 respectively, also adding new trustees.

11 November 2022

Saudi centre unveils new court

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has announced the creation of an independent "SCCA court" to determine technical and administrative matters related to its caseload, featuring leading international figures and with Bahrain-based arbitrator Jan Paulsson as president.

10 November 2022

IBA committee names new officers

The International Bar Association’s arbitration committee has announced its slate of officers for 2023, with Brazil’s Valería Galíndez stepping up to senior co-chair and Xavier Favre-Bulle of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva becoming junior co-chair.

04 November 2022

ICC commission appoints new vice-chairs

The ICC commission on arbitration and ADR has appointed eight new vice-chairs to its steering committee as its renewed membership met in Miami last week.

03 November 2022

ICSID looks back on another record year

ICSID administered a record number of cases during the 2022 financial year, while welcoming two new member states and completing a “major modernisation” of its rules.

25 October 2022

LCIA gets exemption from Russia and Belarus sanctions

The London Court of International Arbitration has been granted a general licence allowing it to process payments from parties subject to the UK’s recent financial sanctions against Russia and Belarus to cover their arbitration costs.

17 October 2022

Singapore's plans unmasked in interview with minister

On the day that Singaporeans were permitted to unmask inside for the first time since the pandemic, Lucy Reed interviewed Singapore's minister of home affairs and minister for law K Shanmugam SC about the city-state's future as a leading arbitration centre.

14 October 2022

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