New books for arbitration practitioners, 'Evidence and Proof in International Commercial Arbitration : Scientific and Practical Guide' (in Russian - Download link) and 'Theory and Practice of Proof in International Commercial Arbitration: Monograph' (in Ukrainian - Download link) have been recently published by Konstantin Pilkov PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of International Private Law of Kyiv National Trade and Economics University, partner of Cai & Lenard, arbitrator of the ICAC at the UCCI.
The books offer an integrated approach to evidence which includes comprehensive doctrinal analysis. Practical recommendation given in the books are meant to facilitate arbitration proceedings that are fair, accurate, and efficient.
Several chapters of each book are currently available on Cai & Lenard website.
Complete downloadable versions will be available after arbitration conferences in November.
The Subcommittee on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards conducted over 2014/2015 a comparative study on 'public policy' as a defence to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York Convention. For such purpose, the Subcommittee has solicited and received reports from Arbitration Committee members reporting jurisdiction by jurisdiction on the treatment of public policy by the domestic courts in the context of enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.
The 2015 International Arbitration Survey (download) conducted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the third survey carried out in partnership with White & Case. The theme of this year's survey is improvements and innovations in international arbitration. The survey examined the effectiveness of past innovations and what could be improved in the future.
- 90% of respondents surveyed prefer international arbitration to resolve cross border commercial disputes.
- London and Paris are the most preferred venues for international arbitration. Hong Kong and Singapore are gaining momentum and are now ranked third and fourth.
- Initiatives to further improve the efficiency of the arbitral process are welcomed. Arbitrators and arbitration counsel need to be more proactive in promoting efficiency, not just arbitral institutions.
- 70% of respondents think there is an adequate amount of regulation although specific areas require further 'micro-regulation'.
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When used properly, arbitral secretaries can support arbitral tribunals in performing their mandate with greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Given the potential benefits in efficiency and cost savings that an arbitral secretary can bring to the arbitral process, the Young ICCA Task Force on the Appointment and Use of Arbitral Secretaries was formed to examine the use of arbitral secretaries and advance a more transparent and robust approach to the role of secretaries in arbitration.