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:

21 Sep 2022

CIArb and SAC announce new collaboration on fundholding

New collaboration announced at ICCA Edinburgh 2022 under which parties to disputes administered by SAC to be signposted to CIArb Stakeholder Account Service.

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21 Sep 2022

UK APPG for ADR session

On Wednesday 7th September 2022, the alternative dispute resolution all-party parliamentary group (ADR APPG) met for approximately two hours at 1 Parliament St, London to discuss the currently open Ministry of Justice consultation. 

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08 Sep 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022

Following today’s announcement, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators sends its deepest condolences to His Majesty The King and to the Royal Family on the very sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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