CIArb News

Brexit, Lugano and arbitration: A CIArb/Law Society panel discussion

18 Jun 2021

CIArb and the Law Society of England and Wales recently hosted a joint panel discussion assessing the implications for arbitration of Brexit, the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and the UK’s departure from the Lugano Convention.

Brexit and the departure of the UK from the Lugano Convention clearly have consequences for the ways in which cross-border disputes with Europe are dealt with. Choice of jurisdiction, and mutual enforcement of judgements may both be affected in the courts, whilst arbitration – under which enforcement is governed by the New York Convention and so is unaffected by Brexit – may be seen as a viable alternative option. In addition, the full implications for the mobility of arbitrators and practitioners is yet to be fully tested, given the context of the pandemic. Now, nearly 6 months on from the agreement of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), our expert panelists assessed these issues in detail, and explain if they think there will be any longer-term effects on the UK’s attractiveness as an arbitral seat. The panel comprised of Philippa Charles FCIArb, Stuart Dutson MCIArb, Lewis Johnston MCIArb, Eric White, and Jonathan Wood FCIArb.

We were delighted to see many attendees join online from all around the world. The recording of the online event is available here:

19 Jul 2021

CIArb YMG Writing Competition 2021

CIArb's Young Members Group is pleased to invite anyone aged 40 years and under to participate in the CIArb YMG writing competition.

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19 Jul 2021

CIArb Accelerated Route to Membership Course in Taipei

On 10 July 2021, while Taiwan was still under Level 3 Covid-19 alert, CIArb’s Taiwan Chapter held its Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) course with all participants joining safely from the ease of their office or home.

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16 Jul 2021

25 years since the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act: How can adjudication continue to meet the needs of the construction sector?

On 14 July 2021 CIArb held an event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, which introduced statutory adjudication into UK construction. 

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