Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

LCIA reveals case figures and new appointments

The LCIA has revealed it took on fewer cases in 2021 compared with the covid-fuelled high of the year before – while announcing the latest appointments to the LCIA Court.

17 May 2022

Diverse new committee for BVI centre

After publishing new rules last year, the British Virgin Islands' International Arbitration Centre has announced a new 22-member arbitration committee presided over by Caribbean arbitrator and mediator Shan Greer and with members from different regions of the globe.

06 May 2022

Shenzhen centre shares case numbers for first time

The Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration has published its first annual report, revealing that it accepted over 7,000 cases last year, including 345 foreign-related cases with nearly 20 billion renminbi in dispute and 28 where both parties were from overseas.

22 April 2022

CIArb defeats “£33 quadrillion” lawsuit

The High Court in London has struck out a “profoundly misconceived” litigation against the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and asked the UK Attorney General to consider seeking an indefinite restraining order against the claimant.

12 April 2022

E-bike crash raised my awareness of disability, says van den Berg

Albert Jan van den Berg has spoken about how a crash on his e-bike raised his awareness of the challenges of disability, which he is now seeking to highlight in the international arbitration community.

07 April 2022

DIAC and LCIA reach deal

UPDATED. The Dubai International Arbitration Centre and London Court of International Court of Arbitration have reached a deal whereby the LCIA will administer all existing cases under DIFC-LCIA rules from London, after a decree issued by the government of Dubai six months ago effectively abolished the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre.

28 March 2022

The Kigali centre – 10 years on

Ten years after its launch – and almost 200 cases later – Thomas Kendra of Hogan Lovells in Paris, a member of the Kigali International Arbitration Centre's board, looks at the development of the centre, focusing on the challenges it has faced and efforts it has made to overcome them, and considers what the future holds.

25 March 2022

ICSID member states approve revamped rules

Member states of ICSID have approved long-awaited amendments to the centre’s rules for investment disputes, which promise to increase access, speed and transparency.

22 March 2022

Dubai's shock decree – the fallout continues

GAR looks at the ongoing chaos in Dubai caused by a shock decree six months ago that effectively abolished the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre in a bid to make DIAC the principal arbitral provider in the emirate.

19 March 2022

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

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