Tag Archives: arbitrators

England and Wales High Court partially relies on IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest to grant removal application

Sierra Fishing Company & Others v. Farran & Others – [2015] EWHC 140 (Comm) In a judgment issued on 30 January 2015, the England and Wales High Court of Justice accepted an application to remove an arbitrator by partially relying on the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interests. The facts of the case at issue […]

Publication of an article on setting aside arbitral awards, breach of due process and the arbitral tribunal’s responsibility

Caroline Duclercq published an article on setting aside arbitral awards, breach of due process and the arbitral tribunal’s responsibility in La Semaine Juridique, General Edition. It is available here.

Report of the Round-table “Wake up (With) Arbitration!” of 9 April 2015: “The Secretary of the Arbitral Tribunal: a 4th arbitrator?”

As we had announced, Caroline Duclercq has hosted, along with Valence Borgia and Maria Beatriz Burghetto, a rountable “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” on 4 February 2015, on the topic “Do arbitrators lack courage?”. The report is now available here. The next round-table will be held on 1 July 2015, on the topic “Endogamy in the arbitration world: a guarantee […]

SIAC releases a Practice Note on administrative secretaries

On 2 February 2015, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) released the latest guideline by an arbitral institution regarding administrative secretaries. Secretaries of international arbitration tribunals, also referred to as “administrative secretaries”, “arbitral secretaries”, or even “assistants”, are on the front-page of the international arbitration news. Indeed, as reported last month, the role of the […]

Report of the round-table “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” of 4 February 2015: “Do arbitrators lack courage?”

As we had announced, Caroline Duclercq has hosted, along with Valence Borgia and Maria Beatriz Burghetto, a rountable “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” on 4 February 2015, on the topic “Do arbitrators lack courage?”. The report is now available here. The next round-table will be held on 9 April 2015, on the topic “The Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal: the […]

French Supreme Court: Scope of the Parties’ Investigation Duty In Case of Notable Facts and Lists of Arbitrators

In a judgment dated 18 December 2014, the French Supreme Court (“Cour de cassation”) ruled the issue of the irregularity of the arbitral tribunal’s constitution due to the existence of notable facts concerning tight professional links between an arbitrator and a counsel, omitted in the independence declaration of the arbitrator, and the existence of an […]

The French Supreme Court’s pragmatic assessment of the arbitrators’ duty of disclosure

Since the Tecnimont saga and the judgment dated 14 October 2014 (commented here and here), the Paris Court of Appeal has confirmed its broad interpretation of the arbitrator’s duty of disclosure. It seemed important to us to come back on the Paris Court of Appeal’s decision dated 25 June 2014. Indeed, this decision highlights that […]