Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

All-time high for LCIA

The LCIA has reported an all-time high of 444 referrals in 2020, with 407 arbitration cases fully administered by the institution pursuant to its own rules.

14 January 2021

New president at Swiss institution

The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, or SCAI, has named Lenz & Staehelin partner Xavier Favre-Bulle as its new president among several other appointments, while revealing its latest case figures and updates to its appointing authority rules.

14 January 2021

Ivorian centre suspends cases after staff departures

Ivory Coast’s main domestic arbitral institution – the Cour d'Arbitrage de Côte d'Ivoire, or CACI – has suspended all its cases following the departure of its secretary general and the firing of its case administration team, GAR has learned.

13 January 2021

ICC caseload continues to rise

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has continued to see an increase in cases – receiving its second highest number of new arbitrations last year.

12 January 2021

LCIA names new registrar and deputy

Eliana Tornese has been named as the new registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration, with Wing Shek taking over as deputy registrar.

11 January 2021

ICC Court opens in Abu Dhabi

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has opened its 5th case management office in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, with operations set to commence in April.

04 January 2021

Scottish centre names new leader

The Scottish Arbitration Centre (SAC) has announced that leading Scottish judge Lord Glennie will take over as chair of the institution’s board, after incumbent Brandon Malone steps down following the ICCA Congress in Edinburgh next year.

03 December 2020

SIAC launches in New York

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has launched in New York, establishing its first representative office outside of Asia to serve a “steady rise in popularity” among users in the Americas.

02 December 2020

Dubai centre reports record caseload

The DIFC-LCIA in Dubai has reported a record caseload in 2019 – revealing an 18% rise on the previous year and a total sum of US$1.25 billion in dispute.

20 November 2020

What the new ICC and LCIA rules tell us about the concerns of users

Recent modifications of the ICC and LCIA rules are telling as to arbitration users’ concerns, with efficiency and transparency at the fore, along with the effective management of complex cases and the digitalisation of arbitration necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, argue Signature Litigation lawyers.

17 November 2020

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