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The Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes. The Arbitration Committee works with the following committees to form the Dispute Resolution Section:

Left: Co-Chairs Paul Friedland and Anne Veronique Schlaepfer   View Full Officer List



Committee Newsletters

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Arbitration newsletter, March 2015

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Arbitration newsletter, February 2014

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Arbitration  newsletter, September 2013

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Arbitration newsletter, February 2013

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Arbitration newsletter, September 2012

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The latest issue of Dispute Resolution International is now available to access online for all members of the IBA Dispute Resolution Section.

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About the Committee

The Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes. Through its publications and conferences, the committee seeks to share information about international arbitration and promote its use and improve its effectiveness.

Subcommittees and Task Forces

The Committee has four Subcommittees: Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, Investment Treaty Arbitration, IBA Arbitration Guidelines and Rules, and IBA Arb40 (young arbitrators).

The Subcommittee on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards is currently developing a comparative law paper on 'public policy' as a defence to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. For such purpose, the Subcommittee has solicited and received reports from Arbitration Committee members reporting jurisdiction by jurisdiction on the treatment of public policy.

The Subcommittee on Investment Treaty Arbitration is currently preparing a report on issues in the world of investment arbitration, distinguishing the real controversies from the seeming ones, and commenting on each.

The purpose of the Subcommittee on IBA Arbitration Guidelines and Rules is to monitor 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.

IBA Arb40 (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.

The Committee has formed a task force called the Africa Arbitration Group whose purpose is to foster the participation in our Committee’s work and conferences of Sub- Saharan African arbitration practitioners.

The Committee also has, with the Asia Pacific Forum, formed a task force called the Asia Pacific Arbitration Group whose objectives are, inter alia, to foster the participation in our Committee’s work and conferences of Asia Pacific arbitration practitioners.

Publications

The committee publishes a newsletter which is issued twice a year. The newsletter is packed with articles from practitioners worldwide. The committee's publications include the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration and the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration (see Projects). Committee members also receive the IBA's Dispute Resolution International journal which is issued twice a year.

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Projects and Reports

July 2015 - Investment treaty arbitration questionnaire

NB The deadline for contributing to this questionnaire has now passed. Thanks to all contributors.

The IBA Subcommittee on Investment Treaty Arbitration (the Subcommittee) monitors developments and trends in investment treaty arbitration. With investment treaty arbitration's success as a forum for dispute resolution has come criticism, both from users and observers at large. The Subcommittee considers it timely and appropriate for the IBA to reflect upon this criticism and to examine to what extent the experience to date may warrant reform.

The Subcommittee developed this questionnaire to seek information and views informed both by the practical experience of users of the system and the views of its observers.

 

2015 Conferences 

IBA Annual Conference 2015
4-9 October 2015, Vienna, Austria

 

Building on the Foundations for a Successful Future: Economic Development and the Rule of Law in Africa
18–20 November 2015, Livingstone, Zambia

 

Asia Pacific Arbitration Group Training Day - Best Practices in International Arbitration
4 November 2015, Indonesia, Jakarta

 

Third Party Funding and International Arbitration: a 360 degree perspective

3 December 2015, Sofitel, London, England

 

2016

19th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day 2016

3–4 March 2016, Shanghai, China

    

           

 

Past Committee Conferences

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