CIArb News

Call for Arbitrators to join new UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement panels

26 Apr 2021

The deadline is approaching to express your interest in being considered as an Arbitrator under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) dispute mechanisms. The United Kingdom government is seeking suitably qualified people to appoint to lists of arbitrators and expert panellists – those interested must submit their application by 11.59pm on 2 May 2021.

The Cabinet Office Call for Expressions of Interest sets out the details of this opportunity and includes comprehensive information on the eligibility requirements and the selection and appointment process. There is no requirement for applicants to be UK nationals.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following to TCAdisputesettlement@cabinetoffice.gov.uk by 11.59pm (UK time) on 2 May 2021:

  • a cover letter (1,000 words maximum)
  • a CV (3 single-sided pages maximum), noting all nationalities held by the candidate
  • two professional reference contacts who must provide written statements on request
  • a completed declaration form (available on the EoI webpage)

Any questions regarding the process should be submitted to TCAdisputesettlement@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

13 May 2021

GAR Awards 2021 nominations ‘Best lecture or speech’

We are proud to announce and congratulate the following shortlisted entries in this year's prestigious Global Arbitration Review GAR Awards, nominated in the category 'Best lecture or speech'.

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10 May 2021

Branch Focus - Europe Branch

CIArb’s European Branch has been active since the 1990s and comprises various jurisdictions, each one with strong legal traditions and home to renowned scholars.

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07 May 2021

The European Commission rejects the UK application to join Lugano

The European Commission earlier this week issued a recommendation arguing that the Parliament and Council should vote to block the UK’s accession to the 2007 Lugano Convention as a third country party.

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