Topic: Coronavirus

No right to physical hearing in 22 countries, taskforce finds

An ICCA taskforce investigating the right to a physical hearing in international arbitration has found there is no express right to in-person hearings in the latest 22 countries it examined.

09 February 2021

Chile threatened over airport pandemic disruption

Two French airport operators have threatened Chile with an ICSID claim after their billion-dollar concession for Santiago’s international airport was severely disrupted by measures taken in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

20 January 2021

Spain fails to unseat ICSID panel over refusal to travel

Spain has failed to disqualify an ICSID tribunal over its refusal to hold an in-person hearing during the covid-19 pandemic – and the failure of two of the arbitrators to disclose their participation in the Frankfurt Moot.

16 December 2020

Insurer fails to stay Thai hotel owner’s pandemic claim

The owner of a luxury hotel in Phuket that was forced to close because of the covid-19 pandemic can proceed with a lawsuit against its insurer, after a Singapore court found that disputes over how to interpret the insurance policy had been carved out from the arbitration clause.

27 November 2020

Pandemic performance and silver linings

A recent IBA event looked at contract performance and the potential rise in investor-state arbitrations in the Asia Pacific in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic - as well as searching for silver linings.

05 November 2020

Lockdown in India leads to LCIA challenge

The majority shareholder in an Indian razor-blade maker has failed to disqualify all three members of an LCIA tribunal over their refusal to postpone a hearing because of the covid-19 pandemic.

04 November 2020

LatAm group to monitor pandemic impact

The Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) has established an observatory to monitor the impact of covid-19 on dispute resolution in the region.

19 October 2020

ICCA Congress postponed again due to coronavirus

The biennial ICCA Congress, which was due to take place in Edinburgh in February, has once again been postponed due to the coronavirus as the UK experiences a second wave of cases.

15 October 2020

White & Case and Queen Mary look at post-pandemic world in new survey

White & Case and the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London have launched their 2020 international arbitration survey, focusing on the adaptability of this form of dispute resolution in a world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic and other global changes.

13 October 2020

Pandemic and populism to increase investor-state disputes

Speakers at the Latin Lawyer-GAR Interactive Arbitration Summit recommended that companies plan their infrastructure investments carefully, amid arbitrary actions by populist politicians and a slew of new laws pursued by governments in Latin America to fight the covid-19 pandemic.

05 October 2020

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