Groups and organisations

New leadership at Parisian young practitioners group

The Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners group (PVYAP) has appointed four new co-chairs to its steering committee – Nil Daver, Florian Renaux, Ernest Morales Tonda and Karim Zein.

08 December 2022

Law firms launch business and human rights group

Twenty-two law firms have formed an association to support lawyers advising clients on human rights issues relating to their business, including by promoting arbitration as a means of resolving human rights disputes.

29 November 2022

Young ICCA brings “shark tank” to Edinburgh

The recent ICCA Congress in Edinburgh showcased the work of Young ICCA in a number of ways, including through an innovative "shark tank" in which five young practitioners were given up to five minutes each to pitch what they considered to be the most significant decision in international commercial arbitration since the last ICCA Congress in Sydney in 2018.

21 October 2022

Madrid centre names new leader after shock resignation

The Madrid International Arbitration Center, or CIAM, has elected leading Spanish arbitrator José María Alonso as its new president, following the dramatic resignation of its inaugural president José Antonio Caínzos.

20 October 2022

A social network for arbitration

A tech start-up founded by former Arnold & Porter partner Dmitri Evseev is preparing to launch a social media network for arbitration practitioners, with a raft of features that he hopes will revolutionise networking in the field.

13 October 2022

Gender diversity pledge for experts gains traction

A pledge to increase the number of women appearing as expert witnesses in disputes has reached over 500 signatories, as a steering committee is formed for the initiative.

11 October 2022

Benelux centres team up to launch new group

Arbitral bodies in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have launched a new group to promote collaboration and boost their visibility, as they explore the possibility of uniform legislation for international arbitrations seated in the Benelux region.

10 October 2022

“Zero legitimacy”: investment court under fire at ICCA

A session on ISDS reform at the ICCA Congress heard criticism of plans for a multilateral investment court and shed light on recent discussions at UNCITRAL, including a “rebellion” by some developed states against a proposal to curb double hatting.

26 September 2022

ICCA urged to contribute to “greater public good”

Former UN high commissioner for human rights Louise Arbour used a keynote address at the ICCA Congress in Edinburgh to call for arbitration to play a role in strengthening national justice systems in poor countries, suggesting this might be funded through a tax on arbitral awards.

21 September 2022

Madrid to host ICCA in 2026

Madrid is to host the 27th ICCA Congress in 2026, beating rival bids from Dubai, Kigali and Vancouver.

19 September 2022

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