Groups and organisations

IBA committee names new leaders

The International Bar Association’s arbitration committee has announced its new line up of officers for the coming year, with Xavier Favre-Bulle of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva stepping up to senior co-chair and Chiann Bao of Arbitration Chambers becoming junior co-chair.

08 December 2023

Is Achmea a violation of the right to property?

Gibson Dunn partner Robert Spano has argued that a refusal by an EU member state court to recognise and enforce an ICSID award on the basis of the Achmea decision may be a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. Theo Tyrrell and Nika Madyoon of Gibson Dunn report.

24 November 2023

Enforcement of intra-EU awards in the UK and US

An event organised by the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration's "Young EFILA" network and Herbert Smith Freehills discussed the future of the enforcement of intra-EU investment arbitration awards in the UK and the US. Jefferi Hamzah Sendut of HSF in London reports.

24 November 2023

ICC launches disability inclusion guide

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has launched a guide to disability inclusion in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

31 October 2023

Arbitration trio launch independent LGBTQ+ network

King & Wood Mallesons partners James McKenzie and Wilson Antoon and independent arbitrator Tim Robbins have launched a “grassroots network” for LGBTQIA+ people and allies in the arbitration community.

20 October 2023

Report urges new approach to arbitrator selection

A report launched during Hong Kong Arbitration Week has found that most lawyers take an informal, ad hoc approach to selecting arbitrators – and recommends they adopt a more systematic process to limit bias in their choices.

19 October 2023

Edinburgh hosts inaugural ArbFest

The inaugural Edinburgh International Arbitration Festival, or ArbFest, took place on 21 and 22 September, featuring discussion of emerging technologies and ESG, the advantages of smaller institutions and ISDS. Lilit Nagapetyan, PhD candidate at the Queen Mary School of International Arbitration, reports.

26 September 2023

Practitioners get personal for IBA contest

International arbitration specialists have shared personal tales for a new IBA competition inspired by the covid-19 pandemic, including heartfelt stories about family breakdowns and bereavements and the ugly undersides of the battles for gender and geographical diversity.

12 September 2023

Ex-CIArb deputy fined after sexual assault conviction

A former deputy director general of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges has been fined by a UK disciplinary body but will be allowed to continue in practice.

18 August 2023

SOAS launches arbitration research centre

SOAS University of London has launched a research and knowledge exchange centre focused on arbitration, with professor Emilia Onyema serving as its director and WilmerHale partner Steven Finizio as deputy director.

15 August 2023

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