Topic: Virtual hearings

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

London court holds first virtual trial in Kazakh enforcement dispute

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the High Court in London has broadcast a virtual trial on YouTube for the first time in its history – as a group of Moldovan creditors attempt to enforce a US$541 million Energy Charter Treaty award against Kazakhstan.

02 April 2020

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

Jones calls for sharing of virtual hearing knowhow

Australian arbitrator Doug Jones has told GAR that arbitral institutions around the world should share technology and knowhow to facilitate the holding of virtual arbitration hearings made necessary by the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

27 March 2020

Virtual hearings – the new normal

The coronavirus pandemic is requiring the arbitration community to adapt rapidly to a reality that will be with us for the medium or long term – with virtual hearings as the new normal. Canadian arbitrator Janet Walker considers whether it can rise to the challenge.

27 March 2020

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