CIArb News

CIArb holds first official event in Pakistan

05 May 2022

CIArb held its first official event in Pakistan on 10 March 2021 at Jinnah Auditorium, City Court in association with Karachi Bar Association. For a virtual audience, the session was also streamed online via Zoom. The session was moderated by Syed Mustafa Mahdi FCIArb and the main speakers were:

  • Nasir Khan FCIArb<
  • Mian Sheraz Javaid FCIArb BSc, MSc, FCInstCES, FPD
  • Naeem Qureshi

Another session regarding Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) was held in collaboration with Courting the Law and Qanoondan on why dispute resolution such as arbitration is important in the context of Pakistan. The discussion was held between:

Athina Papaefstratiou-Fouchard

She was elected Chair of the CIArb Young Members Group in April 2020 and is Counsel in Evershed Sutherland’s Litigation group. She specializes in international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and public international law. Her experience includes ad hoc as well as institutional arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, CRCICA and CCJA rules. 

Mercy McBrayer

She is the Research and Academic Affairs Manager at CIArb and a US qualified international arbitration lawyer. She is a certified mediator with an LLM from QMUL (with distinction). She has specialist expertise in the application of arbitration to international environmental disputes.

Nasir Khan

He has been working on establishing the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Pakistan Branch as CIArb’s nominated attorney. He has been working on international projects all over the globe for global consultancy firm Currie & Brown as their Infrastructure Director. He is qualified as an engineer, lawyer, chartered quantity surveyor, chartered procurement professional, qualified mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator.

Taimur Malik

He is a partner at global law firm, Clyde & Co, and Founder of Courting the Law and various other access to justice and legal literacy projects. He became an Associate Member of CIArb in 2006 and has been associated with the arbitration world since then in different capacities.

30 Sep 2022

Members endorse changes to Charter and Bye-Laws including C.Adj designation

CIArb members vote overwhelmingly for governance reform, including the Chartered Adjudicator designation, which will improve CIArb’s ability to meet its members’ needs.

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21 Sep 2022

CIArb and SAC announce new collaboration on fundholding

New collaboration announced at ICCA Edinburgh 2022 under which parties to disputes administered by SAC to be signposted to CIArb Stakeholder Account Service.

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21 Sep 2022

UK APPG for ADR session

On Wednesday 7th September 2022, the alternative dispute resolution all-party parliamentary group (ADR APPG) met for approximately two hours at 1 Parliament St, London to discuss the currently open Ministry of Justice consultation. 

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