Topic: Virtual hearings

Egypt's top court issues wide-ranging decision

Egyptian arbitrator Mohamed Abdel Wahab describes an important decision of Egypt's top court that considers matters including estoppel and waiver, whether foreign counsel can appear in arbitrations seated in the country, the scope of judicial review of arbitral awards and the approach to virtual hearings.

06 November 2020

Trial by Zoom on trial

Chiann Bao of Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong, and Ula Cartwright-Finch of Cortex Capital consider arbitrations by Zoom - and the impact of the exponential increase in screen use on cognitive performance and the adjudication of such cases.

25 September 2020

Virtual hearings: just a stop-gap?

Speakers at GAR Interactive: Europe discussed their experiences of virtual hearings during the covid-19 pandemic and the implications for advocacy, cross-examination, procedure and ethical conduct.

24 September 2020

Arbitration in the age of covid

A panel at GAR Interactive: Singapore highlighted the impact of covid-19 on commercial and investment arbitration and the challenges of virtual hearings, also asking whether it might lead parties to rethink their choice of arbitral seat.

10 September 2020

Jones on lessons from lockdown

Delivering a keynote address at the first virtual GAR Live, Australian arbitrator Douglas Jones AO called on practitioners to learn the lessons from our “time of isolation” and improve the efficiency of arbitral proceedings through technology.

08 September 2020

Germany fails in second challenge to Vattenfall panel

Germany has failed in a second attempt to disqualify the ICSID tribunal hearing a €4.7 billion claim brought by Swedish company Vattenfall over its phase-out of nuclear energy – after arguing that an arbitrator’s failure to disclose an alleged issue conflict and the tribunal’s refusal to delay a hearing in the face of the covid-19 pandemic showed bias.

09 July 2020

Lights, camera, action - a checklist for virtual hearing participants

Canadian arbitrator Janet Walker, who has previously written for GAR about the "new normal" of virtual hearings during the coronavirus pandemic, outlines practical steps we can take to ensure the best experience of such hearings.

14 May 2020

Major hearing centres team up

Three leading international arbitration hearing centres, the International Dispute Resolution Centre in London, Maxwell Chambers in Singapore and Arbitration Place in Toronto and Ottawa, have joined forces to form a new alliance offering "global hybrid hearings" in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

13 May 2020

SCC offers ad hoc platform for free during pandemic

In an initiative to support online administration of proceedings in challenging times, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is offering its secure digital platform for communications and file sharing between tribunals and parties free of charge for ad hoc cases started during the coronavirus pandemic.

24 April 2020

Covid-19: participants in SIAC case share success of virtual hearing

After Doug Jones called for the arbitration community to exchange feedback on cases conducted remotely using technology during the coronavirus pandemic, participants in an international commercial case under SIAC rules have shared their experience of conducting a case using technology provided by Maxwell Chambers in Singapore.

23 April 2020

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