29 January 2024


Ten years ago Delos was launched as an arbitration institution for small and medium-sized businesses and large ongoing projects. Its award-winning rules were designed around a simple premise – that small and medium-sized businesses (the backbone of our economies) need a dispute resolution mechanism that is proportionate to their time and cost needs without compromising on the quality of service. The rules were the brainchild of 7 founding members from prominent IA practices, impelled by their clients, who shared a belief that proportionality was the key to addressing the needs of users across an ocean of disputes for ongoing projects and small and medium-sized cross-border trade. From this primordial spark, a wondrous ecosystem has flourished and become fertile ground for a new generation of arbitrators.

Join us for the first of many festivities on Thursday 21 March during Paris Arbitration Week at the new Paris Arbitration Centre (PAC) curated, as you know, by Delos. More details will follow soon.

Below is a small timeline marking some of the key events or achievements in Delos’s journey over its first decade, followed by a list of corresponding hyperlinks:


Rules of Arbitrationcommentary / First AwardGuide to Arbitration Places (GAP)Delos-YCOVID-19 hearing checklist

Webinar seriesother resourcesRemote Oral Advocacy Programme (ROAP)Extensive video librariesArbitrator databaseDiversity

Damages MOOCWritten AdvocacyWriting Awards (WAWA) / Paris Arbitration Centre by Delos


As you can see, Delos has evolved significantly over the years to encompass a large palette of arbitration and professional development initiatives:



The following highlights Delos’s impact across a range of its initiatives:



This ten-year anniversary marks not just a milestone of growth and development, it is a testament to the countless hours of dedication and generosity of so many practitioners worldwide, of every generation. Thank you. We are looking forward to celebrating and continuing the journey together.