Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

Scottish Arbitration Centre seeks new chair

The Scottish Arbitration Centre (SAC) has begun the search for a new non-executive chair after it announced that Brandon Malone will stand down from the role following the ICCA Congress next year.

18 September 2020

Kinnear re-elected as ICSID secretary general

Meg Kinnear has been re-elected to serve a third term as ICSID secretary general following a vote by the centre’s administrative council.

16 September 2020

PCA resumes in-person hearings

The Permanent Court of Arbitration says it has now resumed “partial in-person hearings” at the Peace Palace in the Hague, citing an exception in Dutch travel restrictions that will allow participants abroad to attend without quarantining.

07 September 2020

Pakistan centre puts focus on law reform

Pakistan’s first international arbitration centre has launched a legislative reforms committee chaired by leading arbitrator Makhdoom Ali Khan to review the country’s arbitration regime and recommend changes to simplify and modernise it.

19 August 2020

The new LCIA rules – worth the wait?

Akin Gump’s London-based head of arbitration Justin Williams and counsel James Glaysher consider the updated version of the LCIA’s arbitration rules which come into force on 1 October.

17 August 2020

JAMS cuts ties with arbitrator over racist email

US arbitration provider JAMS says it has cut ties with a retired judge who forwarded an article promoting white nationalism to counsel in a case he was hearing as arbitrator.

12 August 2020

LCIA updates rules and raises hourly fees

The LCIA has released an update to its arbitration rules, with refined provisions on virtual hearings and electronic communications to facilitate proceedings in "the new normal" of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as an increase in the maximum hourly rates that can be charged by arbitrators and the secretariat.

11 August 2020

ICC shares details of record 2019 caseload

The ICC International Court of Arbitration registered a record 869 new cases in 2019, including its 25,000th case and its highest ever number of cases involving states and state-owned entities and Indian and Chinese parties.

28 July 2020

SIAC to revise arbitration rules

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has begun the latest review of its arbitration rules, saying it will consider revisions dealing with consolidation, expedited procedures, challenges and new technology.

07 July 2020

VIAC issues protocol on remote hearings

The Vienna International Arbitration Centre has issued the Vienna Protocol – a practical checklist for remote hearings held during the coronavirus pandemic.

02 July 2020

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