Groups and organisations

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

LatAm women’s group launches in Buenos Aires

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

05 June 2019

Young Pakistan group makes first appointments

The Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration (CIICA) in Pakistan has formed a local steering committee and an international advisory board for its young arbitration group.

23 May 2019

CIArb releases witness conferencing guidelines

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has issued guidelines on witness conferencing in international arbitration that it hopes will help to “minimise the risks of the process going awry”.

30 April 2019

CIArb gets disclosure in aid of disciplinary action

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has been granted access to English court documents relating to the disqualification of a well-known construction arbitrator for use in disciplinary proceedings against him.

29 April 2019

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