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Regional Arbitration Centres

Why California?

Why California?

01 July 2019

An event at Arnold & Porter’s San Francisco office considered California’s prospects as a seat for international arbitration in the wake of a recent amendment explicitly allowing foreign attorneys to appear in the Golden State.

Dubai centre escapes liability for “invalid” appointment

Dubai centre escapes liability for “invalid” appointment

01 July 2019

The DIFC Court of First Instance has found that the Dubai International Arbitration Centre breached an arbitration agreement and its own rules in the manner it appointed a tribunal chair – but cannot be held liable as the error was unintentional.

Orrick’s Hong Kong disputes head joins RPC

Orrick’s Hong Kong disputes head joins RPC

28 June 2019

Charles Allen, a UK national who has practised in Asia for more than two decades, has left Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe to join the Hong Kong office of London-based RPC.

Change of leadership at Finnish institute

Change of leadership at Finnish institute

25 June 2019

Heidi Merikalla-Teir has stepped down as secretary general of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce to return to private practice, as Santtu Turunen replaces her in the role.

Linklaters hires Dutch practice head from NautaDutilh

Linklaters hires Dutch practice head from NautaDutilh

14 June 2019

Prominent Dutch practitioner Gerard Meijer has joined Linklaters to lead its arbitration practice in Amsterdam.

SIAC adds new court members

SIAC adds new court members

06 June 2019

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has appointed 14 new members to its Court of Arbitration presided over by Gary Born of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, as three court members and a director step down.

LatAm women’s group launches in Buenos Aires

LatAm women’s group launches in Buenos Aires

05 June 2019

A new group aimed at promoting the role of Latin American women in arbitration has held its first event in Buenos Aires.

Brazilian centre gets first female president

Brazilian centre gets first female president

14 May 2019

Eleonora Coelho has become the first female president of the Centre for Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce since it was established 40 years ago.

Cairo centre announces case figures and new advisers

Cairo centre announces case figures and new advisers

13 May 2019

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.

New faces at Swiss chambers

New faces at Swiss chambers

09 May 2019

The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, or SCAI, has announced seven new members of its Arbitration Court as well as the appointment of a new vice-president.