15 - 20 November 2020
CIETAC Cup, organised by China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), is an annual professional competition of arbitration. Since its foundation in 2000, CIETAC Cup had been successfully held 17 times, which attracted over 4,000 students from more than 200 renowned law faculties and universities.
CIETAC is hosting the 18th CIETAC Cup on 15 - 20 November 2020.
CIETAC Cup is a significant platform for improving students’ legal accomplishments, developing international arbitration, and promoting cooperation and exchange among international arbitration communities. With the goal of cultivating the young generation of world’s international arbitration professionals, CIETAC Cup adopts the same case problem as the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (“Vis Moot”). CIETAC Cup is the qualification trials of Vis Moot in Chinese Mainland, and the first registered pre-moot of its kind for the Vis Moot worldwide. The champion and the runner-up of CIETAC CUP will be sponsored by CIETAC to participate in Vis Moot held in Vienna and Vis East Moot held in Hong Kong respectively.
In recent years, in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, the demand for international legal service talents increased dramatically. In the context of the expanding the scale of enterprises going global, CIETAC is committed to cultivating international legal talents and serving the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative. CIETAC Cup is of great help to improve the legal practice ability of arbitration of the law school students, to improve the teaching ability of international commercial arbitration and the development of arbitration law courses in colleges and universities, and to develop and reserve talents for China’s arbitration law. At present, CIETAC Cup has become the first brand of China’s arbitration competition, and its international influence is expanding.
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30 September 2020
CIArb is proud to support Delos Dispute Resolution with Season 2 of the TagTime live webinar. TagTime features leading counsel, arbitrators and academics, where substantive issues in international arbitration will be discussed followed by a Q&A.
CIArb's Nigeria Branch kindly supported a couple of episodes of season one, including talks by former CIArb President Douglas Jones C.Arb FCIArb and Professor Dr Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab MCIArb.
Season 2 will continue to be hosted by Amanda Lee FCIArb and Dr Kabir Duggal Phd FCIArb FRSA FAIADR and features CIArb member and Fellow and Americas Regional Trustee Amb. (r.) David Huebner C.Arb FCIArb. Be sure to watch the next TagTime episode in which Amb. (r.) David Huebner C.Arb FCIArb will be conversing on “Existential Threat or Basic Hygiene: A Framework for Considering Greater Transparency in Commercial Arbitration” on Wednesday 30 September.
22 September 2020
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm BKT/10.00am - 12.00pm CEST
At the inaugural event of the Young Thailand Arbitration Center (YTHAC), YTHAC invites you to our launch webinar featuring prominent Thai and international counsels and arbitrators to share their perspectives and experiences on how you can start and grow your career in international arbitration. The webinar will cover a range of topics.
10 September 2020
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm BKT, 10.00am - 12.00pm CEST
Speakers: Camilla Godman FCIArb, May Tai, Noppramart Thammateeradaycho, Manini Brar, Vanina Sucharitkul and Tan Swee Im.
Statistics show that in many jurisdictions, female law students exceed 50%. Yet the number of females who make it to partnership in international law firms drops to 20%. Worse, the figure of female partners in international arbitration practices globally can be as low as 1 out of 10. While the number of females appointed as arbitrators is on the rise, some Asian arbitral institutions are appointing only 10% females or less.
This has prompted the arbitration community to launch a number of initiatives, most notably the Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge in 2015. The ERA Pledge calls for a commitment to increase the number of female arbitrators on an equal opportunity basis, with the ultimate goal of full gender parity.
ArbitralWomen and the Thailand Arbitration Center are joining forces for the first time to address the crucial issue of gender equality in international arbitration.
Supporting Organization: The Pledge, CIArb
26 August 2020
CIArb Young Members Group (YMG) is a proud supporter of the virtual Young Arbitrators Career Day, 26 August 2020, 1:00pm – 5:00pm EAT, a career development and mentorship virtual event for young and aspiring arbitrators. This is part of the 8th East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC) 2020 virtual event.
Click here to view the event flyer
17 July 2020
17 July 2020
IMI-SIMI Event - Investor-state mediation: An expert roundtable
CIArb is a proud supporting organisation of this roundtable to be held on Friday 17 July 2020, at 14.00hrs Central European Time (CET). It will be moderated by Wolf von Kumberg FCIArb (former IMI Board Chair), and include the following presentations and speakers:
- UNCITRAL framework on mediation and reforms underway; Anna Joubin-Bret, UNCITRAL Secretary
- ECS efforts to facilitate investment mediation; Alejandro Carballo Leyda, Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS) and IMI Investor-State Taskforce member
- The new ICSID mediation rules; Frauke Nitschke, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and IMI Investor-State Taskforce member - Status of the IMI Investor-State Mediator Competency Criteria; Mark Appel, international arbitrator/mediator and IMI IAC/Investor-State Taskforce member
- The use of IS mediation in Belt and Road; Dr Malik Dahlan (former IMI Board member)
- The current trend in IS mediation awareness and mediator training; James South, CEDR (IMI Board member)
6 - 10 July 2020
CIArb is a proud media partner of PAW2020. This year's Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) is maintained and adapted to take place virtually. Individual PAW event organizers will manage separate communications on respective events.
As part of PAW2020, CIArb's Young Members Group (YMG), along with Eversheds Sutherland, will hold an online event on arbitration and mediation in Africa on Friday 10 July 2020, at 2.00pm British Summer Time (BST). To book onto this particular YMG event, please click here.