Arbitral institutions and hearing centres

Riyadh’s giga arbitration gig

The first-ever Riyadh International Disputes Week has heard how the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration aims to be the “preferred choice” for ADR users in the Middle East and North Africa by 2030 and is likely to see a surge in cases arising from investment in mega and giga projects in the kingdom.

07 March 2024

Israel adopts arbitration reform

Israel has adopted new commercial arbitration legislation, putting it among the more than 120 jurisdictions worldwide that have adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law.

13 February 2024

French under-40 group appoints new chairs

The French Arbitration Committee’s under-40 group (CFA40) has named Agnès Bizard of King & Spalding, Irène Léger of Staunch and Sacha Willaume of Gide Loyrette Nouel as its new co-chairs.

31 January 2024

New Abu Dhabi centre announces inaugural court

The Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre has announced the members of its first arbitration court, presided over by Maria Chedid of Arnold & Porter.

25 January 2024

HKIAC consults on rule amendments

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has begun a public consultation on proposed changes to its arbitration rules that would address diversity in appointments and enhance its administrative powers.

24 January 2024

World Bank president proposes new ICSID secretary general

ICSID deputy secretary general Martina Polasek has been nominated to succeed Meg Kinnear as the institution’s secretary general.

22 January 2024

HKIAC names new secretary general

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has appointed Allen & Overy partner Joanne Lau as its new secretary general to succeed Mariel Dimsey.

18 January 2024

Young ICCA appoints new co-chair

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom associate Eva Chan has been elected as the new co-chair of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s young group until 2026.

15 January 2024

New Armenia centre introduces rules

The Arbitration and Mediation Centre of Armenia (AMCA), which was launched last year, has now adopted its first set of arbitration rules.

10 January 2024

SCC deputy secretary general joins Swedish boutique

Natalia Petrik is leaving her role as deputy secretary general of the SCC Arbitration Institute to join Swedish disputes boutique Westerberg & Partners as counsel.

09 January 2024

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