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Belgium’s Court of Cassation has been asked to review a court ruling that found the drafting of an ICC award by a secretary was not an improper delegation of the tribunal’s decision-making powers.
02 February 2022
At a Q&A for Paris Arbitration Week, LCIA director general Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof discussed what makes the perfect arbitrator, why institutional appointments are a good thing, and the use of “closet” tribunal secretaries.
22 September 2021
UPDATED WITH TRIBUNAL: A Belgian court has refused to set aside an ICC award in favour of the European Commission on the basis of allegations that it was partly drafted by a tribunal secretary, ruling there was nothing wrong with the practice so long as their work is reviewed by an arbitrator.
30 June 2021
Since the launch of its tribunal secretary service four years ago, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre legal counsel have been appointed as tribunal secretary on 20 occasions in a total of 19 arbitrations, the centre has reported.
05 September 2018
In a move reminiscent of Russia’s challenge to the Yukos awards, Gazprom has alleged that a tribunal secretary drafted a “considerable portion” of a US$4.63 billion SCC award issued in favour of Ukrainian state entity Naftogaz earlier this year in a dispute over transit of gas.
29 May 2018
The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration has launched a new panel of tribunal secretaries, together with guidelines on their role.
23 January 2017
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