CIArb News

What goes on in an arbitrator’s head

05 Dec 2018

The workshop was held at the Chartered Institute at 12 Bloomsbury Square.

Chaired by the London Branch Chair, Paul Rose, the speakers were Nicholas Stewart, QC, FCIArb and former deputy high court judge, and Tim Hardy, FCIArb, former head of commercial litigation at CMS, and draftsman of the CIArb’s International Arbitration Practice Guidelines.   

Attended by over 40 members, this interactive workshop examined how the Chartered Institute’s Guidelines help an arbitrator to deal with commonly-encountered issues such as jurisdiction, validity of the arbitration agreement, admissibility, ex-parte relief, interim measures, third party involvement and anti-suit injunctions. 

The participants considered a case study, based on a commercial court case concerning the distribution and marketing of beer in a number of East African countries.   The guidelines may be adopted by the parties as the rules governing the procedure of the arbitration, or they may agree that they will refer to them for inspiration and informal guidance.  They were drafted by a team led by Tim Hardy.

18 Feb 2019

CIArb YMG launched in the Philippines

The Philippine chapter of CIArb Young Members Group (“CIArb YMG Philippines”) was officially launched on 24 January 2019.

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14 Feb 2019

“Evolution not Revolution”: CIArb sets out its approach to the question of ISDS reform

On 13 February 2019, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators held “Evolution, Not Revolution: CIArb’s Work on Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform at UNCITRAL Working Group III”

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12 Feb 2019

Teams announced for Fox Williams’ Pre-Moot, being held in association with CIArb

The teams have now been announced for the fourth Fox Williams Pre-Moot, organised in association with CIArb on 2 - 3 March 2019.

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