CIArb News

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.

12 Oct 2021

Apply to become a YMG Global Steering Committee Member

The YMG is seeking to appoint nine new members to its Global Steering Committee, an international group of dispute resolution practitioners below the age of 40.

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11 Oct 2021

Branch Focus - Scottish Branch

The Scottish Branch, whilst part of the United Kingdom, operates within its own legal jurisdiction in Scotland and is therefore quite separate to its UK counterparts. 

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07 Oct 2021

Catch up on CIArb Egypt Branch events

Watch CIArb's Egypt Branch video covering the following activities during Q2 and Q3 2021.

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