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

14 Sep 2021

The UK government has reopened its Expression of Interest campaign seeking suitably qualified people to appoint to lists of arbitrators and expert panellists for the dispute settlement mechanisms within the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). The deadline for new applications is now 11.00pm on Sunday 19th September.

The Cabinet Office Call for Expressions of Interest includes full 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.

If you have already applied to either of the Government’s previous two campaigns, please do not submit another application. If you missed the deadline for the previous campaigns, or were ineligible for the last one (but now eligible under this one), you will need to submit an application under this campaign to be considered for selection. All new applicants under this campaign and all those candidates who previously applied in the previous two campaigns (ending on 2 May 2021 and 14 July 2021 respectively) will be considered for appointment using the same process, application requirements, and assessment criteria.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following to TCAdisputesettlement@cabinetoffice.gov.uk by 11.00pm (UK time) on Sunday 19th September 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. 

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

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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