Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

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

New faces at Georgian institution

The Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC) has appointed eight new members to its arbitration council and elected a new chair.

01 October 2020

MIAC relaunches in Mauritius

Following the mutually agreed termination of its joint venture with the LCIA in 2018, the Mauritius International Arbitration Centre has relaunched as an independent centre benefiting from the support of the government of Mauritius and the Permanent Court of Arbitration and offering state-of-the-art hearing facilities.

30 September 2020

ASA teams up with Swiss Chambers

The Swiss Arbitration Association is joining forces with the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution by purchasing a controlling stake in the centre.

18 September 2020

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

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