The 2013 Survey, 'Corporate choices in International Arbitration' has been issued by PwC and Queen Mary, University of London. The survey investigates how corporations use international arbitration with a particular emphasis on companies in three sectors of strategic importance to the world economy – Energy, Construction and Financial Services.
IT’S ALL FOOLS’ DAY TODAY! DO ARBITRATION PRACTITIONERS EVER SMILE? RESULTS OF THE “MOST SERIOUS” SURVEY
Recently the “most serious” survey dedicated to All Fools' Day 2013 has been conducted in Ukraine. Profiles of 333 partners of 100 best law firms were carefully analyzed by the researchers with the only aim to find the answer to the question “How do the lawyers smile?”
The results are incredible. Here we share only some of them related to arbitration practitioners
Increase of cases in 2012
In 2012 the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution administered 92 new cases, six percent more than in the year before.
The ICC Institute of World Business Law created the Prize of EUR 10,000 for an excellent thesis on international commercial law and arbitration.
The Selection Round of the National Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition (EACh Arbitral Moot) took place in Kyiv.
The National Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition (EACh Arbitral Moot) is the annually held international moot court competition owned by the European Arbitration Chamber (EACh), hosted at the Kyiv Institute of International Relations and supported by Cai & Lenard Law firm.
Established in 1997, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) is an LCIA sponsored association for students, practitioners and younger members of the arbitration community.
Currently, there are over 4500 members from more than 130 countries.
All interested members of YIAG are invited to apply for the post of regional representative .
SCC is one of the most frequently referred arbitration institutes among Ukrainian parties, after the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI). This trend is consistent with the general East-West footprint in the SCC case load. In the last decade parties from Ukraine have appeared in 45 disputes before the SCC. 12 of these disputes have been administered by the SCC in the period 2011-2012.
Vienna Arbitration Days is the leading arbitration conference in Austria. Following the successful 2012 event, the leading arbitration conference in Austria will again welcome participants from numerous jurisdictions around the globe for two days of discussion on leading topics in international arbitration. Use this opportunity to be updated on salient arbitration issues, for networking and for dancing at a traditional Viennese ball.
The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently recruiting:
According to “Ukraine. Arbitration-friendly jurisdiction: 2011-2012 statistical report” the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICAC at the UCCI) holds the leadership position in terms of enforcement of arbitral awards in Ukraine.
Kiev Arbitration Days will take place in Kiev, Ukraine, on 15 and 16 November 2012 under the auspices of the Ukrainian Bar Association.
White & Case LLP and the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London have published 2012 International Arbitration Survey: Current and Preferred Practices in the Arbitral Process with the focus on the views of in-house counsel, arbitration practitioners and arbitrators on the current and preferred practices in the international arbitration process.
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. issued 2012 International Arbitration Report, Issue 2.
Topics in this issue include:
- How to Optimize Your Expert Evidence
- The Law Governing the Arbitration Agreement
- Damages for Breach of an Agreement to Arbitrate
- Section 1782 Held Applicable to Private Arbitrations
The International Arbitration Report is available for download here.