Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

DIAC appoints familiar name as registrar

Robert Stephen is joining the Dubai International Arbitration Centre as its new registrar, more than a year after leaving the same role at the now-defunct DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre.

21 June 2023

Who is sitting at ICSID?

Nine new panels have formed at ICSID in recent weeks, including second-time appointments at the centre for Spanish lawyer David Arias, Portugal's Sofia Martins and ex-Shearman & Sterling partner Jeremy Sharpe.

19 June 2023

ACICA names new deputy secretary general

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) has hired Kiran Sanghera from the HKIAC as its new deputy secretary-general.

08 June 2023

Honduras threatens to withdraw from ICSID

Honduras has threatened to withdraw from ICSID, alleging the centre has breached “law and procedure” in its administration of a US$11 billion treaty claim.

01 June 2023

LCIA receives zero arbitrator challenges in 2022

The LCIA has revealed it did not receive a single arbitrator challenge last year in its latest annual report, as it also makes two new appointments to its court.

26 May 2023

PRIME names new secretary general

PRIME Finance, the Hague-based institution that specialises in complex financial disputes, has appointed former New Zealand judge Sir David Baragwanath KC as its new secretary general.

10 May 2023

DIAC appoints executive director

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre has appointed Jehad Abdulrazzaq Kazim as its executive director, making her the first Emirati woman to take on a leadership role at the institution.

09 May 2023

The new Saudi rules reviewed

Barrister and arbitrator Michael Patchett-Joyce, of 36 Commercial in London, looks at how the new rules of the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration future-proof the arbitral process in Saudi Arabia.

08 May 2023

New rules empower SCCA court

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has unveiled a new, revised set of rules which, among other things, empower its new court chaired by Jan Paulsson.

02 May 2023

Vancouver centre appoints new secretary general

The Vancouver International Arbitration Centre has appointed independent arbitrator Elsa Sardinha as its new secretary general, as the centre prepares to host a joint conference with ICCA later this year.

27 April 2023

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