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Practitioners’ experience of virtual hearings during the pandemic has been largely positive, a new Berkeley Research Group (BRG) report has found, while warning of psychological side effects including bias against those with technical issues, proceedings being difficult to police and “Zoom fatigue”.
07 September 2021
A Canadian appeal court has ruled that Russia can submit new evidence in its bid to set aside a jurisdictional award in a US$700 million Energy Charter Treaty case brought by a Yukos investor.
07 July 2021
An ICCA taskforce investigating the right to a physical hearing in international arbitration has released its third and final batch of reports, finding that there is no express right to in-person hearings in any of the 77 countries examined.
26 May 2021
New provisions on virtual hearings, illegally obtained evidence and undue influence on witnesses testifying remotely are among the newly published updates to the International Bar Association rules on the taking of evidence.
17 February 2021
An ICCA taskforce investigating the right to a physical hearing in international arbitration has found there is no express right to in-person hearings in the latest 22 countries it examined.
09 February 2021
Spain has failed to disqualify an ICSID tribunal over its refusal to hold an in-person hearing during the covid-19 pandemic – and the failure of two of the arbitrators to disclose their participation in the Frankfurt Moot.
16 December 2020
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
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
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
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
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