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CIArb is proud to announce nominations in the 10th GAR Awards

25 Feb 2020

CIArb is proud and honoured to announce this year’s select nominations in the prestigious GAR Awards, as a leading institution in alternative dispute resolution with two nominations in the ‘Best lecture or speech’ category and one nomination in ‘Best innovation by an individual or organisation’ category.

The nominations process for the GAR Awards 2020 is underway, as GAR published recently its first public shortlists ahead of the 10th annual awards ceremony in Paris.

The black-tie event, which will be held on Thursday, 9 July 2020, InterContinental Paris - Le Grand, Rue Scribe, Paris, France. It will begin with the unveiling of the ‘GAR 30’, the annual ranking of the world’s most active arbitration practices, followed by the presentation of the annual awards (details to register for the event can be found here).

CIArb-related nominations are below, with links to the relevant GAR article where available and CIArb post-event articles. A voting form will be published online next week to allow you to cast your votes, so we invite all our colleagues to show their support:

Nominations in Best lecture or speech
* Stavros Brekoulakis - the Roebuck Lecture on England’s long history of support for arbitration (July 2019). GAR coverage article available here. CIArb post event article available here.
* Teresa Cheng SC on the “search for order” in ISDS reform (January 2020 - Alexander Lecture). GAR coverage article available here. CIArb post-event article available here.

Nomination in Best innovation by an individual or organisation
* CIArb releases witness conferencing guidelines (May 2019). GAR coverage article available here. CIArb news release available here.

Other relevant nominations include:
* Lucy Greenwood C.Arb, CIArb Southern Branch member and also CIArb Board of Trustees member, in two categories:
Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge award - Lucy Greenwood’s continued efforts to collate data and report on female arbitrator appointment statistics (October 2019)
Best development - Launch of the Pledge for Greener Arbitrations (November 2019)
* Katherine Simpson, CIArb North America Branch and CIArb London Branch member:
Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge award - Katherine Simpson provided CETA signatories with a list of 70 experienced women trade experts for inclusion in the CETA List of Arbitrators (January 2020)

Last year’s coverage and list of winners are available here.

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