Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

Pitkowitz takes the helm at VIAC

Nikolaus Pitkowitz of Austrian boutique Pitkowitz & Partners has taken over as president of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre from Günther Horvath, who steps down after three-and-a-half years in the role.

13 September 2022

Inaugural president of unified Madrid centre resigns

José Antonio Caínzos has resigned as the inaugural president of the Madrid International Arbitration Centre, citing “irresolvable” differences with its three founding arbitration courts over how the institution is run.

02 September 2022

Former Singapore AG calls for more Asian representation

Singapore’s former attorney general VK Rajah SC argued at GAR Live today that with Asian arbitration practitioners now going “toe to toe” with the world’s best, institutions must do more to promote their inclusion and not focus only on gender diversity.

23 August 2022

Vancouver arbitration centre introduces new rules

The Vancouver International Arbitration Centre has adopted new rules for commercial disputes, including provisions on expedited procedures and emergency relief.

16 August 2022

New aviation centre takes off

A new arbitral centre has opened in the Netherlands that promises to resolve disputes in the US$3.5 trillion aviation industry, the “final, nearly untouched frontier” of arbitration.

11 August 2022

EU confirms arbitration carve-out in sanctions regime

Arbitral institutions have welcomed a clarification by the European Union that transactions with Russian state-owned entities are exempt from its sanctions regime where they are strictly necessary to ensure access to arbitral proceedings.

26 July 2022

A look at ICSID’s new transparency rules

Gary Shaw of Pillsbury in Washington, DC, considers the recent amendments to ICSID’s transparency rules that took effect at the start of this month, arguing they provide greater access to arbitration while preserving party control.

13 July 2022

New names join Swiss centre

The Swiss Arbitration Centre has announced new additions to its arbitration court, including practitioners based in Spain, Turkey and the UAE.

05 July 2022

Harvard event has LGBTQIA focus

A Harvard Law School event saw two "diversity champions", the president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Claudia Salomon and Proskauer Rose partner Peter Sherwin, speak about the court's new LGBTQIA network and enhancing opportunities in the field for members of this community.

05 July 2022

ICSID releases new rules

ICSID has released its new rules for investment disputes, which will take effect in a week’s time – bringing to an end what it calls the “most significant procedural modernisation” in its history.

23 June 2022

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