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The IBA Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes. Through its conferences, publications and projects, the Committee seeks to share information about international arbitration, promote its use and improve its effectiveness. Find out more via the tabs below and the menu links on the left.
Left: Co-Chairs Paul Friedland and Anne Veronique Schlaepfer View full officer list
The IBA Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes. Through its conferences, publications and projects, the Committee seeks to share information about international arbitration, promote its use and improve its effectiveness.
Additionally, the Committee works with the following committees to form the IBA Dispute Resolution Section:
Subcommittees and other groups
The Committee has a number of subcommittees and other groups which concentrate on specific aspects of arbitration or Committee work in order to further the Committee's aims.
Subcommittee on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards
October 2015: The Subcommittee conducted in 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 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.
Subcommittee on Investment Treaty Arbitration
The Subcommittee is undertaking an in-depth analysis of the perceived benefits of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and the spectrum of criticisms and concerns voiced regarding ISDS, in order to identify which criticisms and concerns are fact-based and which are not, and to recommend actions for those aspects of ISDS that may benefit from change. The members of the Subcommittee are drawn from governments from both developed and developing countries, arbitral institutions, corporate users and the legal profession.
Subcommittee on IBA Arbitration Guidelines and Rules
The Subcommittee monitors the use or non-use of IBA arbitration soft law products. Toward that end, the Subcommittee has solicited and received volunteers from our Committee’s membership to report jurisdiction by jurisdiction on the reception of IBA soft law products. The objective is to produce a report that will be updated from time to time and may serve as the basis for future revision of such soft law products.
The Subcommittee, for young arbitrators, reflects the Arbitration Committee’s aim of engaging more actively with the younger members of the arbitration community. The Subcommittee provides a platform for the younger members of the global arbitration community to meet, exchange ideas and learn from peers and more experienced practitioners.
Africa Arbitration Group
This Group's purpose is to foster participation in our Committee’s work and the conferences of Sub-Saharan African arbitration practitioners.
Asia Pacific Arbitration Group
This Group's objectives are, inter alia, to foster the participation in our Committee’s work and conferences of Asia Pacific arbitration practitioners.
Climate Change Arbitration Group
This Group's objectives are to address the growing area of climate change arbitration.