CIArb News

Call for Arbitrators for new UK Free Trade Agreement arbitration panels

20 Nov 2020

As the UK negotiates new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) following its departure from the European Union, the Department for International Trade is seeking qualified arbitrators to join rosters for the dispute mechanisms within those FTAs.

The call for expressions of interest explains in detail what the UK government is looking for. In the event of a dispute arising under any of the FTAs in question, arbitration panels may be constituted drawing from the rosters to adjudicate on the dispute (in accordance with the FTAs dispute settlement chapters).

In addition to candidates for the general dispute settlement rosters, the UK government is also seeking candidates with specialist experience in the fields of financial services law, international environmental law and international labour law for specialist fosters within some UK FTAs.

The Department for International Trade also specifies that successful candidates must have a specialised knowledge of law and international trade with eight years proven experience in these fields. Arbitrators are also banned from taking instruction from the UK government when listed on any of the rosters, and sitting judges are not eligible to apply. Read the full list of eligibility requirements.

This call for applications is open until 11.59pm on 6 December 2020. Anyone wishing to apply should visit the Department for International Trade webpage. Any applications or queries about the process should be submitted to ArbitratorsEOI@trade.gov.uk.

11 Jun 2021

Roebuck Lecture 2021 with Judge Joyce Aluoch

On 10 June 2021, CIArb's Roebuck Lecture took place online focusing on the theme of 'The impact of Singapore Mediation Convention, both on mediation and arbitration' and was delivered by the Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch EBS CBS MCIArb.

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07 Jun 2021

Branch Focus - Singapore Branch

CIArb’s Singapore Branch is home to 488 members, including many of the region’s leading lights. Originally a Chapter of the East Asia Branch, the Singapore Branch was approved as a Branch in its own right in May 2009.

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02 Jun 2021

Thoughts on the Singapore Convention, the commitment dilemma and access to justice

All of us who have ever been involved in disputes will remember the effort, worry, financial and opportunity cost involved.

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