Campaign for Greener Arbitrations: The Green Pledge

29 January 2021 and
3 February 2021

CIArb is pleased to support Campaign for Greener Arbitrations: The Green Pledge launch of the Public Consultation Phase for its Green Protocols to promote better environmental behaviour in international arbitration.

The launch will begin with two Global Sessions hosted by Jones Day on 29 January and 3 February 2021, followed by a series of Regional Sessions in early February.

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Mediators Beyond Borders International upcoming online event

23 December 2020

CIArb is proud to partner with Mediators Beyond Borders International for their upcoming event entitled “How to become an arbitrator/mediator? The process at CIArb”, taking place on 23 December 2020.

The conversation will be led by CIArb’s President Francis Xavier SC PBM C.Arb FCIArb on Wednesday, 23 December 2020, at 5.00 AM ET (-5 UTC) / 6.00 PM Singapore Standard TIME (+8 UTC). In this webinar, Francis Xavier will focus on the process of becoming an arbitrator and mediator in general, with a special emphasis on how CIArb focuses on training. Please check your local time zone.


18th CIETAC Cup International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition

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.

Contact:  ZHAN Ling or TAN Tianyu

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Twenty Essex, RPC, CIArb YMG webinar

14 October 2020

CIArb’s Young Members Group (YMG) is proud to partner with Twenty Essex and RPC for the young arbitrators webinar.

The theme of the webinar is entitled ‘Being indispensable in (virtual) arbitration: How junior members of the team can impress’, 14 October 2020, 5.00pm (BST).

Sebastiano Nessi MCIArb, who is on the Global Steering Committee, will speaking at the event, sharing his experience and offering his advice to the next generation of arbitration leaders.

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Australian Arbitration Week 2020

12 -16 October 2020

CIArb is a proud partner of Australian Arbitration Week 2020.

Register now for CIArb Australia branch events, part of the Australian  Arbitration Week:

12 October ACICA/CIArb Australia 2020 International Arbitration Conference

13 October CIArb Australia Annual Lecture 2020

14 October CIArb Australia Young Members Group – Pulp Jurisdiction

For full details, see the Calendar of Events on the AAW website:

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Delos Dispute Resolution Tagtime live webinars

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.

How to start a career in international arbitration

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.

  • How Asia’s top young arbitrators and counsels can kick-off a successful arbitration career
  • Be inspired by first-hand of success stories, along with any challenges and how to overcome them to raise your profile
  • Practical tips on how to plan that first step and pave your way to a career in international arbitration
  • A chance to join an interactive session and ask questions aimed on sharing information regarding an international arbitration career

Contact: Tanapat Mahapanitkul tanapat.m@THAC.OR.TH or

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AW-THAC: The Power of Gender Equality: Opportunities and Challenges in International Arbitration

10 September 2020

Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm BKT, 10.00am - 12.00pm CEST

Venue: Webinar

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.

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Supporting Organization: The Pledge, CIArb


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Young Arbitrators Career Day (Virtual)

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.

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Investor-state mediation: An expert roundtable

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)

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Paris Arbitration Week 2020

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.


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