Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

Cairo centre announces case figures and new advisers

The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, or CRCICA, has disclosed that it received 77 new cases in 2018 – as it appoints a Beijing lawyer and two others to its advisory committee.

13 May 2019

Australian centre appoints first female president

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, or ACICA, has appointed Herbert Smith Freehills partner Brenda Horrigan as its president – the first time a woman has held the role.

16 April 2019

HKIAC to be licensed in Russia

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is to become the first foreign arbitral institution licensed to administer cases in Russia after receiving approval from a regulatory body established under the country’s 2015 arbitration reforms.

09 April 2019

HKIAC to seek licence to administer cases in Russia

A Russian deputy minister of justice told delegates at GAR Live Moscow that the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre will apply to become the first foreign institution licensed to administer arbitrations in Russia – as amendments to the country’s arbitration law take effect later this month.

22 March 2019

ICSID releases updated rule proposals

Following a public consultation, ICSID has published a second draft of its proposed amendments to the centre’s rules, including new provisions on third-party funding, arbitrator disqualifications and expedited proceedings.

18 March 2019

HKIAC council gains new members

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has added 11 new members to its council, meaning the institution’s governing body has a full complement of members.

15 March 2019

CAS leader moves to private practice in Lausanne

The former deputy secretary general of the Court of Arbitration for Sport William Sternheimer has joined specialist boutique Morgan Sports Law, where he will head the firm’s newly opened Lausanne office.

10 January 2019

ICC issues updated guidance on case conduct

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has released updated guidance on the conduct of arbitration under its rules – seeking to assist arbitrators with disclosure of potential conflicts, facilitate the constitution of tribunals and enhance transparency among other goals – and adapted its model clause to take account of a controversial judgment in Russia.

20 December 2018

AIAC director resigns after arrest in corruption probe

Sundra Rajoo has resigned as director of the Kuala Lumpur-based Asia International Arbitration Centre after being arrested on suspicion of corruption – but it is unclear whether the investigation will continue after a court accepted he is protected by diplomatic immunity.

21 November 2018

Malaysian centre works with authorities to clear director of corruption

The Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur has said it is cooperating with the Malaysian authorities to disprove “spurious and erroneous” allegations that the centre’s director, Sundra Rajoo, used funds granted to the centre by the government to obtain favours from ministers – including the extension of his employment contract.

19 November 2018

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