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ICC rejects challenge based on arbitrator’s age

15 October 2018

ICC rejects challenge based on arbitrator’s age

Sigvard Jarvin

76-year old Swedish arbitrator Sigvard Jarvin has survived an attempt to disqualify him as chair of a billion-dollar construction dispute at the ICC on the grounds that his age meant there was a risk he would fail to finish hearing the case and that the costs of insuring against such an event were prohibitive.