Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

New AIAC director announced at last

A Malaysian federal court judge, Suriyadi Halim Omar, has been appointed director of the Kuala-Lumpur based Asian International Arbitration Centre after Vinayak Pradhan died earlier this year.

16 November 2020

LCIA registrar joins Arbitration Chambers

Sarah Lancaster has left her role as registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration after eight years to become chambers director at Arbitration Chambers in London.

10 November 2020

Salomon in line to succeed Mourre at ICC

Latham & Watkins partner Claudia Salomon has been recommended for election as president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, paving the way for her to become the first woman to hold the role in the institution’s 100-year history.

03 November 2020

ICC arbitrators targeted in Kenyan mobile dispute

A Kenyan company has obtained a court order in Nairobi requiring the ICC to turn over documents for use in a fraud suit against an arbitrator – and says it has filed related criminal complaints against tribunal members in France and Austria.

02 November 2020

Spanish commission to define “international” arbitration

The Madrid International Arbitration Centre has set up a commission to define domestic and international arbitration in order to establish when a dispute should fall under its competence.

28 October 2020

US judge won’t stand down in Chevron award battle

A group of Saudi and Egyptian claimants have failed to disqualify a US judge hearing their bid to enforce a US$18 billion award against Chevron over his alleged connections to the oil company and its counsel.

16 October 2020

Silva Romero to steer ICC institute

Dechert partner Eduardo Silva Romero has been appointed as the new chair of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the fourth in its 40-year history.

12 October 2020

What's in the new ICC rules?

Although the new version of the ICC rules will not be officially unveiled until later this year, GAR can exclusively reveal some of the changes.

08 October 2020

New ICC rules to take effect next year

A new version of the ICC rules of arbitration will take effect on 1 January 2021, after revisions were approved by the ICC executive board.

08 October 2020

The new LCIA rules’ consolidation rule – a trap for the unwary

Stuart Dutson, partner and head of international arbitration at Simmons & Simmons, and Basil Woodd-Walker, managing associate, argue that in trying to solve one problem, the new LCIA rules create another – a risk that awards in consolidated arbitrations could be challenged on the grounds that one or more parties have been able to exercise their right to choose an arbitrator.

02 October 2020

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