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Arbitration Corner – news from the CIArb YMG

Upcoming events

Skills Training Workshop: the nuts and bolts of cross-examination in international arbitration (in collaboration with Young ICCA), 30 May 2019, Scottish Arbitration Centre, Edinburgh
As many of you will know, the biggest arbitration conference in the world, ICCA, is to take place in Edinburgh 10-13 May 2020.  As part of a series of events focusing on international arbitration in the lead up to ICCA, we have teamed up with Young ICCA to provide an interactive workshop on cross-examination on 30 May.  The session will include presentations by experienced practitioners on best practices for conducting cross-examination in international arbitration and a practical cross-examination role play exercise.  The skills taught will be of relevance to those involved in international and domestic arbitration as well as court practitioners.  The event is free to attend and will be followed by a networking drinks reception.  Further details are here.

Please contact Fiona Menzies to sign up.

International arbitration from the perspective of an expert witness, 6 June 2019, HKA Offices, Glasgow
The second in our series of international arbitration events, Doug Neville and Martin Campbell of HKA give a practical insight into the realm of international arbitration from the perspective of an expert witness.

The event is also free to attend and will be hosted at HKA’s Offices in Glasgow on 6 June 2019 with networking drinks afterwards.  Sign-up details are here.

*SAVE THE DATE*: CIArb YMG Annual Conference 2019 – 8 November 2019, CMS Offices, Edinburgh
The Scottish branch of the CIArb YMG is hosting the annual global conference for the CIArb YMG in Edinburgh later this year.  This full day conference (which is free to attend) is a truly global affair with delegates flying from all over the world to discuss the latest arbitration and dispute resolution trends.  Last year’s conference hosted in Dublin attracted practitioners from as far afield as Europe, Dubai, Hong Kong, Africa and Canada.  Please save the date in your diary, a full programme for the day will follow soon.  Further details here.

Arbitration News

London hosts its first International Disputes Week
Following in the footsteps of many other arbitral seats, London hosted its first International Disputes Week between 7 and 10 May on the theme of the “future of international dispute resolution”.  Unsurprisingly, arbitration was high on the agenda with sessions on international commercial arbitration and construction and energy disputes as well as a GAR live event.  More information here.

LCIA announces changes to its rules
At its biannual European Users Symposium, the LCIA announced its intention to update its rules to make the arbitral process “even more streamlined and clear for arbitrators and parties alike.”  In comes in the same week as Paula Hodges QC takes over from Judith Gill QC as President of the LCIA Court. Read more here.

DIAC publishes 2018 and early 2019 caseload statistics
The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) has published its 2018/2019 caseload statistics which show an almost 20% drop in its annual caseload.  The statistics are available here.


For more information in getting involved with the CIArb YMG or any of our events please contact Laura West – or follow us on Twitter @CIArbScotland or LinkedIn