Topic: Coronavirus

Seoul protocol on video conferencing unveiled

A new Seoul Protocol on Video Conferencing in International Arbitration, published by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, offers guidance that could be useful for those holding virtual hearings and meetings from lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

02 April 2020

Kaplan: How we must adapt to covid-19

Arbitrator Neil Kaplan QC discusses how tribunals and institutions will have to adapt to the new era of social distancing ushered in by the coronavirus pandemic, calling for greater use of video conferencing and flexibility when it comes to compensating arbitrators for delayed cases.

30 March 2020

Could covid-19 emergency measures give rise to investment claims? First reflections from Italy

As Italy emerges as the country worst affected by the covid-19 pandemic, Massimo Benedettelli and other lawyers from ArbLit in Milan consider whether emergency measures passed by it and other countries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect the economy could lead to claims under bilateral investment treaties.

26 March 2020

Canada rushes through USMCA approval before coronavirus closure

Canada has become the final country to ratify the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, USMCA, after the state’s parliament rushed through legislation before a three-week closure to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

20 March 2020

Coronavirus disruption continues but guidance on hand

In the wake of the World Health Organization’s announcement that the coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic there has been further disruption in the arbitration world – along with the release of guidance to help practitioners work through the crisis without risk.

13 March 2020

The coronavirus: what impact?

GAR considers the impact of the coronavirus on international arbitration and how it might change the way cases are conducted.

07 March 2020

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