CIArb News

Call for Papers & Arbitration Conference in Switzerland, Fall 2021

11 Nov 2020

The UNIL LL.M. Programme in International Business Law & CEDIDAC, along with the Hospitality and Tourism Law at the American University, Washington College of Law are inviting abstracts on the impact of COVID on disputes and arbitration in the hospitality industry and the construction industry. In October 2021, UNIL will be hosting a conference for participants to gather to exchange ideas about emerging topics and the authors will discuss the papers, plus a chance to enjoy the Geneva region in the fall season. Details are attached in the Call for Papers, and please contact Shaheeza Lalani (shaheeza.lalani@unil.ch) or Steven Shapiro FCIArb (steven.shapiro@wcl.american.edu).

According to Dr Lalani and Professor Shapiro, papers of interest might discuss the following topics.

  • The impact of COVID on hospitality agreements or construction agreements;
  • The impact of COVID on arbitration;
  • The impact of COVID on using online dispute resolution;
  • After COVID, the landscape of arbitration and lessons-learned;
  • After COVID, the return to the new normal in legal agreements;
  • After COVID, the return to the new normal in operations as influenced by the pandemic;
  • After COVID, unintended economic partners and adversaries when banks foreclose on properties.

Professor Shapiro

Steven Shapiro FCIArb

Find out more about the Call of Papers here.

27 Nov 2020

Halliburton v Chubb: Supreme Court confirms the duty to disclose

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the case of Halliburton v Chubb, which dealt with the issue of when an arbitrator must disclose circumstances which may give rise to justifiable doubts about their impartiality.

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27 Nov 2020

Dispute Appointment Service (DAS) Convention 2020: Handling disputes in an era of uncertainty

The 2020 CIArb Dispute Appointment Service (DAS) Convention kicked off with a keynote address by Professor Dr Mohammed S. Abdel Wahab, MCIArb.

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23 Nov 2020

New e-learning module launched: ‘A Guide to Arbitration Award Writing'

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has announced today the launch of its latest skills e-module, ‘A Guide to Arbitration Award Writing’.

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