ASA Special Series #48
About this book:
Clear Path or Jungle in Commercial Arbitrators’ Conflict of Interest? is a first-of-its-kind book with an innovative approach to a tricky subject. In arbitral proceedings, objections and challenges related to arbitrators’ conflicts of interest can instead augment acrimony. Likewise, the alleged fear of bias has fostered a downright jungle of rules and guidelines, complicating and undermining the process. Eminent experts representing three stakeholding groups—users, institutions, and state courts—furnish firsthand information on their respective practices and policies regarding arbitration and then advance to recommend promising paths to harmonize guidelines and establish clear and reasonable criteria.
What’s in this book:
Conducing to papers presented at a conference courtesy of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the contributions respond in depth to the following questions:
- How much independence and impartiality do users seek?
- What are users expecting, and to what extent do expectations differ concerning the users’ own arbitrator, the arbitrator appointed by the opponent, and the chairperson?
- In what ways can party-appointed arbitrators impact independence and impartiality?
- When and why should an arbitrator be challenged?
- How much uniformity exists among the various sets of institutional rules and guidelines, relating in particular to the constitution of the arbitral tribunal?
Contributors hail from a representative range of major commercial jurisdictions, including England, France, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States.
How this will help you:
With profoundly informed, practice-based views from users, arbitral institutions, major jurisdictions, and practitioners, this exceptionally comprehensive overview of arbitrators’ conflicts of interest will expedite the informed choice of jurisdictions and arbitral institutions for users and assist arbitrators in ascertaining their disclosure obligations. It will be well-appreciated by corporate counsel, arbitral institutions, arbitrators, judges, and academics interested in international arbitration.
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PROGRAMME OF THE CONFERENCE
The View from the Users
The View from the Users: Summary
Statement on Selected Topics in International Arbitration from the User’s Perspective
Ulrich Hagel & James Menz
Practical Experience: The View from Major Institutions
Conflicts of Interest under the SIAC Rules
The View from the LCIA on Conflicts of Interest
SCAI’s Approach to Conflicts of Interest
Practical Experience: The View from State Courts
The View from the State Courts on Conflicts of Interest: Introduction
The View from the Swiss Courts on Conflicts of Interest, Disclosure, Objection, and Challenges
The View from the French Courts: Disclosures – Objections – Challenges: Clear Path or Jungle in Commercial Arbitrators’ Conflicts of Interest?
The View from the English Courts on Conflicts of Interest: Halliburton and Beyond
Paula Hodges QC
The View from U.S. Courts on Conflicts of Interest
Laurence Shore & Federico Alberto Cabona
The Debate: Is There Enough Uniformity? Not Enough? More Than Enough?
Transcript Panel 4 – The Debate: Is There Enough Uniformity? Not Enough? More than Enough?
Charles Kaplan & Felix Dasser¿
Interaction Between the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest of Arbitrators and the ICC Arbitration Rules
Álvaro López de Argumedo Piñeiro
Selected Rules and Regulations on Conflicts of Interest
Disclaimer: This title is in pre-production and any names, credits or associations are subject to change. The current table of contents and subject matter is for pre-release sample purposes only.