Delos Arbitration Rules 2021 : a Swiss perspective on tools for enhanced efficiency

Ghazal Miyar

Join us on Thursday 8 September 2022 at 1pm CEST, when Annabelle Möckesh, Silja Schaffstein, Nhu-Hoang Tran Thang and Thomas Granier (short bios below) will hold a webinar in which they will discuss the revised Delos Arbitration Rules of 2021 from a Swiss law perspective, addressing the conformity of certain of its mechanisms with Swiss law and the potential for enhanced efficiency that the revised rules have brought. Register here for this event and Delos news: ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Thomas Granier is a co-founder of Delos and member of its Arbitration Consultative Committee, and Counsel at ASAFO & Co. Mr Granier acts as counsel and arbitrator in a wide array of disputes relating in particular to new technologies, IT, energy, M&A, … Read More

ARBinBRIEF Special Episode – The War in Ukraine and the International Court of Justice

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ARBinBRIEF presented a special episode dedicated to the war in Ukraine and the proceedings commenced by 𝗨𝗸𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲 against the Russian Federation at the 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. We were honored to have public international law specialists Emilie Gonin and Dr maria varaki discuss the legal questions raised in these proceedings in a 30-minute live episode which took place on 𝟮𝟵 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶l 2022. This episode was not be recorded. This special episode was in collaboration with: Jus Mundi, Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge and United for Ukraine.  ARBinBRIEF Founding members: Elizabeth Chan (陳曉彤), Nata Ghibradze, Dr. Nadja Harraschain, Olga Hamama, Emily Hay, Iuliana Iancu, Ibukunoluwa Owa, Dara Sahab, Olga Sendetska, Mrinalini Singh and Vanessa Zimmermann de Meireles.

TagTime S05E05 – Swee Yen Koh SC on “Of ‘group of company’ and ‘single economic entity’ – when, and to what extent, should a non-signatory be bound to arbitrate?”

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On Wednesday 6 April, Swee Yen Koh SC discussed “Of ‘group of company’ and ‘single economic entity’ – when, and to what extent, should a non-signatory be bound to arbitrate?” with hosts Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. Swee Yen Koh SC was tagged by Christopher Harris QC. She, in turn, tagged Jose Daniel Amado. You can view the recording here. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Swee Yen Koh SC is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes and International Arbitration Practices at WongPartnership LLP. She has an active practice as counsel, with a particular focus on complex, high-value and cross-border disputes across a wide spectrum of matters from commercial, energy, international sales, trade, transport, technology to investment. She regularly appears before the High Court and Court of Appeal … Read More

TagTime S05E04 – Christopher Harris QC on “The Enforcement of Awards Against States”

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On Wednesday 16 March 2022, Christopher Harris QC discussed “The Enforcement of Awards Against States” with hosts Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. Christopher Harris was tagged by Professor Eduardo Zuleta. He, in turn, tagged Swee Yen Koh SC. You can view the recording here. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Christopher Harris QC is an English-qualified barrister and Queen’s Counsel.  He is an experienced trial advocate and arbitrator and is ranked as a leading practitioner for (inter alia) international arbitration, public international law, commercial dispute resolution, banking and finance and energy disputes, as well as a leading arbitrator, by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.  In 2020, Christopher was designated by the British Government to the ICSID Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators and in 2021 he was appointed the UK representative on the ICC Court … Read More

Global Conference of the Co-Chairs’ Circle: Legitimacy in and of Arbitration

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We are delighted to invite you to the Fourth Global Conference of the Co-Chairs’ Circle (CCC) hosted by CEPANI40 in Brussels, taking place 2-4 June 2022, in Brussels. The CCC Conference is organized as a joint effort by 42 groups of young arbitration associations from around the world and aims to bring the future generation of arbitration practitioners together. The first three editions of the CCC Global Conference proved to be a tremendous success, with attendance by more than 150 practitioners. Programme and registrationFull programme (including social events) and all other practical information are available here. Attendance feesAttendance fees including dinner and brunch amount to 155 EUR for early birds (until 31/3) or 185 EUR from 31/3 onward. ContactPlease contact … Read More

Arbitrage dans l’espace OHADA : États des Lieux et Pratique

Ghazal Miyar

Au cours des dernières années, la croissance des échanges commerciaux internationaux sur le continent africain a également entraîné une hausse des procédures d’arbitrage due aux différents litiges qui naissent entre les parties. L’arbitrage international est devenu le mode privilégié de résolution des litiges transfrontaliers en raison de la nature internationale des investissements et des projets. C’est un consensus neutre, privé et exécutoire de régler les différends internationaux, qui est généralement plus rapide que les procédures judiciaires nationales. Thiam & Associés, Ọya et Delos ont organisé une conférence en ligne (webinar) sur le thème de « l’Arbitrage dans l’espace OHADA : Etats des lieux et Pratiques », qui s’est déroulée le jeudi 24 février 2022. Il a notamment été question des enjeux et défis liés à l’évolution de l’arbitrage dans l’espace OHADA, … Read More

ARBinBRIEF – S01E09: Costs

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Parties incur costs throughout an arbitration. Are those costs recoverable? 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 can you recover costs, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 costs, and to what extent can you recover them? 𝐄𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐝𝐞 𝟗 of 𝐀𝐑𝐁𝐢𝐧𝐁𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐅 which took place on 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟑 𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 heard Maria Hauser-Morel and Dr Crina Baltag, FCIArb discuss the costs issues which arise in the course of an arbitration, and how parties, counsel and arbitrators should approach them. This episode was moderated by Mrinalini Singh.

TagTime S05E03 – Erin Miller Rankin on “Culture and Conflict: Convergence in International Arbitration?”

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On Wednesday 2 March, Erin Miller Rankin discussed “Culture and Conflict: Convergence in International Arbitration?” with hosts Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. Erin Miller Rankin was tagged by Anneliese Day QC. She, in turn, tagged Reza Mohtashami QC. You can view the recording here. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Erin is a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, leading the Global Projects Disputes Practice. She works with a team of specialist practitioners that work across the world supporting our clients on their major capital projects, with a particular focus on emerging markets.  Erin is co-editor of Dealing with Delay and Disruption on Construction Projects published by Sweet and Maxwell. She has specific expertise of complex international arbitrations in the oil and gas, power, mining, technology and transportation sectors. Erin is admitted as … Read More

The Seat of the Arbitration: Towards a Uniform Approach? (GAP Symposium 2022)

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The Delos webinar, which was organised with the support of the Association for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot), on “The Seat of the Arbitration: Towards a Uniform Approach?” took place on 10 March 2022. The recording is available here. The event began with an historical perspective of the question, with reference to the New York Convention, and continued with a short debate between the speakers confronting the classical seat approach, the English approach and the French approach. This was followed by a moderated discussion, and concluded with a Q&A. The event featured the following speakers (short bios below): Ricky Diwan QC (Essex Court Chambers), who appeared before the UK Supreme Court in Kabab-Ji SAL (Lebanon) v … Read More

ARBinBRIEF – S01E08: Evaluating Witness Evidence

Ghazal Miyar

The eighth episode of ARBinBRIEF took place on 9 February 2022 at 15:00 CET where we heard about how tribunals evaluate witness testimony, including if and when fact witness evidence is needed, and what we can do to make fact witness testimony useful and accurate. In this episode, Amani Khalifa was interviewed by Dr. Rukia Baruti, with Nata Ghibradze moderating.