Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

SCC says pandemic has led to caseload dip

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce says the coronavirus pandemic has led to a 26% drop in the number of new cases it took on last year, while nearly half of the arbitrators appointed by its board were women.

11 March 2022

DIAC unveils rules amid continued uncertainty

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre has issued new rules and named the members of its new arbitration court, in the wake of a shock decree that makes it the principal arbitral institution in the emirate.

07 March 2022

Swiss centre refuses to disqualify arbitrator over academic article

The Swiss Arbitration Centre has refused to disqualify an arbitrator because of views he expressed in an academic article about advances on costs – while suggesting that arbitrators should think twice about publishing on “potentially sensitive issues” while they have cases pending.

07 March 2022

Russian court rules unlicensed foreign institutions can act as appointing authority

A Moscow court has ruled that foreign arbitral institutions without a licence to administer cases in Russia can nonetheless perform certain functions in relation to ad hoc arbitrations in the country, including appointing arbitrators.

18 February 2022

New leadership in place at DIS

German arbitrator and academic Stefan Kröll has succeeded Herbert Kronke as president of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS), as it announces a new board of directors and advisory board.

17 February 2022

HKIAC looks back on Year of Ox

As China celebrates the start of the Year of the Tiger, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has released its case figures for the Year of the Ox (2021), when 277 arbitrations were submitted to the centre featuring parties from 41 jurisdictions and with approximately US$7 billion in dispute.

11 February 2022

Cairo centre reveals 2021 case numbers

The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration has revealed that it registered 83 new arbitration cases in 2021, its second highest number of annual registrations since 2016, and announced the appointment of Girgis Abd El-Shahid of Shahid Law Firm in Cairo to its advisory committee.

09 February 2022

The Lords of the Rings

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced the arbitrators who will hear disputes and doping cases arising from the Beijing Winter Olympics, which opened today.

04 February 2022

ICC unveils initial figures for 2021

The ICC International Court of Arbitration registered almost 10% fewer new cases last year than in 2020 while the average value of claims more than tripled, according to newly released statistics.

26 January 2022

ICSID calls for vote on rules revamp

ICSID has tabled a vote by member states on the modernisation of its rules for investment disputes, which could come into force later this year.

21 January 2022

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