Groups and organisations

Kimmelman takes helm as NYIAC plans move

The New York International Arbitration Centre has elected Louis Kimmelman, who recently retired from private practice, as its new chair as it takes advantage of the pandemic-related slump in New York real estate prices to find new premises in Manhattan.

26 January 2021

German lawyer takes helm at ASA

Korinna von Trotha, who heads the Berlin office of the German Arbitration Institute, is to take over as executive director of the Swiss Arbitration Association after Alex McLin steps down to focus on governance and arbitration in international sport.

25 January 2021

Nigerian institution unveils committee

The Lagos Court of Arbitration has unveiled a new arbitration committee as it prepares to review its rules and build its reputation as a world-class international arbitral institution.

25 January 2021

New group puts spotlight on race

A new group, Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers, will seek to bring about more racial diversity and equality in the international arbitration field.

18 January 2021

New president and trustees at CIArb

Ann Ryan Robertson of Locke Lord in Houston has taken over as president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, or CIArb, with six others joining as trustees.

12 January 2021

Abdel Wahab to lead Chinese construction law group

Mohamed Abdel Wahab has been appointed chair of the international expert advisory committee of the Permanent Forum on China Construction Law, during its latest congress in Beijing.

11 December 2020

Delos names Kaplan as president

Delos Dispute Resolution's board of advisers has elected Neil Kaplan QC as its first president and made founding adviser Pierre Mayer honorary president, among a spate of other appointments.

10 December 2020

Investor-state mediation under the spotlight

The use of mediation in investor-state dispute settlement was explored during the first virtual pre-intersessional meeting of UNCITRAL Working Group III, as the group starts to focus on specific ISDS reform options.

02 December 2020

Surviving and succeeding as a junior arbitration lawyer

A virtual event in cooperation with ICC YAF marked the relaunch of London VYAP, a network for very young arbitration practitioners. Mark Feldner of Clifford Chance, a member of the group’s executive committee, reports.

02 December 2020

IBA evidence rules set for revision

The International Bar Association’s arbitration committee has unveiled its proposed revisions to the rules on the taking of evidence – as well as its new line up of officers for 2021.

20 November 2020

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