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Whitelist / Institutions Worth a Closer Look – Western Europe

23 January 2020

Overview Western Europe is home to the two institutions that are about as un-regional as it’s possible to be – the ICC and the LCIA. Because of that, they’re not included here (you will find references to their relevant local operations in other chapters – the LCIA–DIFC in the Middle East and Africa section, for example).

Whitelist / Institutions Worth a Closer Look – Special Occasions

23 January 2020

Overview Not every “specialist” arbitration centre specialises in a region. Some specialise in a sector or type of work. It’s these we mean by “for special occasions”. The occasion may be a contract for a financial product or some intellectual property, or connected with a regular pursuit – shipping, direct foreign investment, sport, etc. Or it may be even more specific: eg, German–Chinese trade, African–Chinese disputes or basketball.

Whitelist / Institutions Worth a Closer Look – North America

23 January 2020

Overview The United States is home to the mighty American Arbitration Association (AAA). When it first sought to attract international cases, it hit some obstacles. One was its name, which didn’t sound very neutral. This led to a different persona – the “ICDR” – for foreign-related work.

Whitelist / Institutions Worth a Closer Look - Middle East & Africa

23 January 2020

Overview In 1997, Judge Charles Brower published a piece describing the “three phases” of arbitration in the Middle East, in The American Journal of International Law.

Whitelist / Institutions Worth a Closer Look - Eastern Europe

23 January 2020

Overview For such a big area, eastern and central Europe has relatively few local arbitration providers it is suitable to white list. There are historical reasons for that.

Whitelist / Institutions Worth a Closer Look - Latin America & the Caribbean

23 January 2020

Overview With Latin America, it’s not so much if but when one will be asked to accept a local arbitral provider. And which one.

Whitelist / Institutions Worth a Closer Look - Asia-Pacific

23 January 2020

Overview If regional arbitration has a home, it is in Asia. More accurately, in Hong Kong. The growth of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) proved that if a credible local alternative to the ICC and LCIA exists, users will come, especially those on its doorstep. The HKIAC inspired similar efforts around the world (hence this book).

2019’s hearing Centre News

23 January 2020

Middle East Hearing facility opens in Abu Dhabi The Abu Dhabi Global Market has opened a hearing centre in the emirates’ financial free zone.

Hearing centres ‘preferences’ survey

23 January 2020

In 2013, GAR started this survey – which we’ve expanded and maintained ever since – by asking our readers a simple question: do you prefer hearing centres or hotels?

2019’s Institutional news

23 January 2020

Africa Cairo centre appoints new advisers and counsel The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) has appointed three new members to its advisory committee.