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CIArb Participates in Historic Creation of Expedited Arbitration Rules in UNCITRAL Working Group II

28 Apr 2021

The 73rd session of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group II was held virtually on 22-26 March 2021. CIArb is a longtime participating Observer in WG II and was represented at this session by CIArb President Ann Ryan Robertson C.Arb FCIArb and Research and Academic Affairs Manager, Mercy McBrayer MCIArb.

At the 73rd session the Working Group completed its mandate to develop an expedited arbitration procedure for use with the regular UNCITRAL Commercial Arbitration Rules.  This historic milestone was three years in the making and marks a significant step towards the official incorporation of an ad hoc expedited procedure option into the longstanding UNCITRAL Rules.

The UNCITRAL Secretariat will now finalise the proposed procedure based on the comments received from the states during the session and then present it to the UNCITRAL Commission for adoption in its upcoming session.  While this means the procedure is not formally in force quite yet, this is a major step forward towards the official unveiling of the UNCITRAL Expedited Arbitration Rules.

01 Feb 2023

Inaugural message from John Bassie, Ciarb President

John Bassie JP LLM FCIArb C.Arb sets out his vision and priorities as Ciarb President 2023. 

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16 Jan 2023

Unleashing the Arbitration Project Manager Within

Amanda Lee FCIArb, Arbitrator and Consultant at Costigan King, London, shares her thoughts on the importance of project management in ADR today. Ciarb’s Principles of Project Management Applied to Arbitration is an on-demand course led by Amanda.

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13 Jan 2023

Hot topics for international maritime arbitration in 2023

We asked George Lambrou FCIArb for his views on what international maritime arbitration holds in 2023. George is the Course Director for CIArb's Virtual Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration which starts on 5 April 2023.

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