CIArb News

Call for Papers & Arbitration Conference in Switzerland, Fall 2021

11 Nov 2020

The UNIL LL.M. Programme in International Business Law & CEDIDAC, along with the Hospitality and Tourism Law at the American University, Washington College of Law are inviting abstracts on the impact of COVID on disputes and arbitration in the hospitality industry and the construction industry. In October 2021, UNIL will be hosting a conference for participants to gather to exchange ideas about emerging topics and the authors will discuss the papers, plus a chance to enjoy the Geneva region in the fall season. Details are attached in the Call for Papers, and please contact Shaheeza Lalani (shaheeza.lalani@unil.ch) or Steven Shapiro FCIArb (steven.shapiro@wcl.american.edu).

According to Dr Lalani and Professor Shapiro, papers of interest might discuss the following topics.

  • The impact of COVID on hospitality agreements or construction agreements;
  • The impact of COVID on arbitration;
  • The impact of COVID on using online dispute resolution;
  • After COVID, the landscape of arbitration and lessons-learned;
  • After COVID, the return to the new normal in legal agreements;
  • After COVID, the return to the new normal in operations as influenced by the pandemic;
  • After COVID, unintended economic partners and adversaries when banks foreclose on properties.

Professor Shapiro

Steven Shapiro FCIArb

Find out more about the Call of Papers here.

17 Nov 2022

Updates on UNCITRAL WGII and WGIII

From 5-16 September 2022, UNCITRAL Working Group (WG) III and from 10-14 October 2022, UNCITRAL WG II met in Vienna to advance their work on the reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and on Dispute Settlement respectively.

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16 Nov 2022

ADR APPG session on Law Commission consultation on Arbitration Act 1996

The review of the Arbitration Act 1996 was the focus for the Alternative Dispute Resolution All-Party Parliamentary Group for (ADR APPG) at its session on Tuesday 15 November 2022.

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15 Nov 2022

Ciarb’s NAB & Brazil Branch Join Forces on CSP

Ciarb’s North America (NAB) and Brazil Branches, and the University of  Miami, School of Law, joined forces this year to offer the Capacity Sharing Program (CSP) in three Brazilian regions that are traditionally less exposed to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. 

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