In April 2020, CIArb issued its Guidance Note on Remote Dispute Resolution Proceedings in response to the global pandemic. Wide spread lockdowns and social distancing measures to control the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus meant that many industries were forced to figure out ways to continue doing business using online mediums wherever possible. For the alternative dispute resolution industry, as well as domestic judiciaries and the wider legal practice, this meant making a quick pivot to conducting disputes proceedings online. CIArb’s Guidance Note on Remote Dispute Resolution Proceedings (available for download here) sought to anticipate issues and challenges that could arise in making this mass shift online.
Now that many ADR practitioners have been using remote proceedings regularly for more than 2 months, the question arises as to how well it is working for the global ADR industry. Are remote dispute resolutions successful? Will they become an integral part of future ADR practice beyond the current crisis? Or are successes outweighed by problems with online proceedings? Does using remote hearing technology yield time and cost savings or is it an unbalanced playing field in terms of access? How varied are experiences in different parts of the world? What are issues and challenges that practitioners have seen that the CIArb Guidance Note may not have foreseen?
Join CIArb’s online webinar where we will discuss these important questions with a panel of experts from diverse regional and professional perspectives. Hear the view from institutions, practitioners, academics, arbitrators, mediators, and business, as well as discussion of the development of CIArb’s Guidance Note with the drafters and reviewers on the project. The webinar will include one hour of presentations by the panel, followed by an opportunity for Q&A with the speakers.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge for CIArb members and non-members, but pre-registration is required.
is the Secretary General of Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) (Vienna) and has been with VIAC since 2012. Alice studied law at Vienna University, Utrecht University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She served as assistant professor at the Department of Civil Procedure Law at the Law Faculty of Vienna University. Before opening her own practice in 2004, she worked with major Austrian law firms and acted as party representative and arbitrator in international commercial arbitration cases. She has authored articles and books on arbitration and also serves as a lecturer for arbitration at the Law Faculty of Vienna University. She is also a qualified mediator.
Karina currently practices as a Maritime Arbitrator and Commercial Disputes Mediator in London, Hamburg, and Singapore . She is an aspiring full member of the LMAA , a member of the German Maritime Arbitration Association, the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitrators and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. She also works as a shipping & commodity derivatives consultant and as an expert witness in leading cases in London, New York and Singapore. Karina was previously engaged for some twenty years in the chartering, trading and ship broking business.
Isaiah is a Partner at Broderick Bozimo & Company. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has over ten years’ experience as a Barrister and Solicitor. An effective advocate, he has a proven track record of litigating and resolving disputes before the various State and Federal courts in Nigeria. Isaiah is also an active member of the Arbitration Community in Nigeria. In May 2015, he was elected into the Abuja Chapter Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Nigerian Branch. Most recently, he was appointed as an ICC YAF Representative for Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration-Young Arbitrator's Network (LCA-YAN).
Ben is an independent arbitrator and adjunct professor of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. Ben has been appointed as arbitrator in over 100 arbitrations spanning a wide range of issues and includes appointments in ad-hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under the rules of numerous arbitral institutions. He has also acted as emergency arbitrator and as sole arbitrator in expedited and fast-track proceedings and is a panel arbitrator of numerous arbitral institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Ben has taught extensively in the field of international dispute resolution, including as associate professor of law at Seoul National University in Korea until 2019 and as visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore. Educated in both the civil law and the common law traditions, Ben studied first at Seoul National University College of Law (all coursework in Korean), and then at NYU School of Law. While at NYU, he spent one semester at the University of Palermo Law School in Buenos Aires, Argentina (all coursework in Spanish). He has also studied Mandarin in Beijing and East Asian history at Harvard University.
is CIArb’s Research and Academic Affairs Manager. Mercy is a United States qualified attorney (Texas) and certified mediator with experience as party counsel in commercial business litigation and arbitration. She holds a an LLM with Distinction in comparative and international dispute resolution from Queen Mary University of London, a JD from Southern Methodist University, and an MSc in environmental biology from the University of North Texas. Mercy trained in international commercial arbitration with Al Tamimi and Co. in Dubai, UAE, and was an associate attorney with Blume, Faulkner, and Skeen in Dallas, Texas, before joining the CIArb executive in 2018. Mercy is CIArb’s observer delegate to UNCITRAL Working Groups II and III and co-author of the CIArb Guidance Note on Remote Dispute Resolution Proceedings. She is an assistant editor of the CIArb Journal, the QMUL School of International Arbitration Moot Teams Advisor, and a frequent speaker/lecturer on issues of international arbitration and ADR. Mercy is a US citizen who grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and is now based in London, UK.
is CIArb’s Research Executive. Before joining CIArb Kateryna trained with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and practiced litigation with Integrites in Kyiv, Ukraine. Kateryna holds an LL.M in comparative and international dispute resolution from Queen Mary University of London and an LL.M in international trade regulation from the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, where she also obtained an LL.B in international private law. Kateryna is responsible for maintaining the research strategy that contributes towards CIArb objectives concerning the use of alternative dispute resolution. She is, in particular, a co-author of the CIArb Guidance Note on Remote Dispute Resolution Proceedings.