Groups and organisations

Reed takes helm at ICCA (but not in Edinburgh)

Lucy Reed has taken over as president of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, on what would have been the last day of the planned ICCA Congress in Edinburgh that has been postponed owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

13 May 2020

African body unveils pandemic protocol

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Africa Arbitration Academy has unveiled a protocol on virtual hearings in Africa, taking into account the specific challenges that may arise in that continent.

30 April 2020

Virtual Vienna Vis won by Indian university

The Vis moot has come to an end, with a team from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata taking the prize in the competition which this year had to happen virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.

20 April 2020

CIArb names new director general

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has named Catherine Dixon, former chief executive of the Law Society of England and Wales, as its new director general.

17 April 2020

Amirfar takes the helm at ASIL

Catherine Amirfar, co-chair of public international law at Debevoise & Plimpton, has begun her two-year term as president of the American Society of International Law.

08 April 2020

ICCA Edinburgh postponed because of coronavirus

The largest and most international event in the arbitration calendar, the biennial ICCA Congress – which was due to take place in Edinburgh in May – has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

19 March 2020

ICCA names Gill vice president

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) has elected former Allen & Overy partner Judith Gill QC as vice president of its executive body – and appointed six new members to its governing board.

03 February 2020

CIArb director general steps down

Anthony Abrahams is retiring as director general of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators after eight years.

04 December 2019

Working group releases cybersecurity protocol

A working group made up of representatives of ICCA, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Institute and the New York City Bar Association has released a cybersecurity protocol for international arbitration.

22 November 2019

Cheng's CIArb speech derailed by protests in London

Hong Kong’s secretary for justice Teresa Cheng SC says she suffered “serious bodily harm” after falling amid a crowd of pro-democracy protesters outside the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators building in London, where she had been due to deliver a keynote speech.

15 November 2019

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