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English court ruling on the extent and limits of the role of the Secretary of the Arbitral Tribunal

Decision of 9 February 2017 of the Commercial Court of the High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division), made by Mr. Justice Popplewell (Case No. CL-2016-61). On 9 February 2017, the English High Court had an opportunity to rule on the question of the role of the Secretary of the Arbitral Tribunal. Recently, the question […]

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 […]

Petition for setting aside the famous Yukos awards made public by the Russian Ministry of Finance

In July 2014, three historical awards have been rendered under the aegis of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (“PCA”) in the Hague, ordering the Russian Federation to pay over $50 billion in compensation to former Yukos Oil Company shareholders. The three arbitration proceedings having resulted in these awards were commenced in 2005 by the former […]

Young ICCA Launches its Guide on Arbitral Secretaries

Tribunal secretaries, also commonly referred to as administrative secretaries or arbitral secretaries, are a regularly debated topic in arbitration. Indeed, although they are supposed to help the tribunal in the conduct of the arbitration, the issue of the extent of their role and their consequences on the integrity of the arbitral process are often raised […]