The different ethical and professional rules that apply to parties’ counsel and arbitrators: a comparative overview

6 Dec 2023 1400 - 1500 GMT

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A webinar jointly presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee and the IBA Professional Ethics Committee

Arbitration is a dispute settlement mechanism that is naturally based on the process of cooperation of parties with each other and with an arbitral tribunal. Cooperation without observance of ethical norms cannot lead to fair and equitable outcomes. Observance of ethics is the ‘responsibility of everyone in the process and it is central to managing effective proceedings and ensuring enforceable awards’. Our esteemed panellists will discuss about this topic and provide insights from their different jurisdictions.

The question of ethics in law and, in particular, in the legal profession has always had a central place. Bar associations and respective regulatory authorities of practically all jurisdictions oblige lawyers to act with integrity and honesty. A high degree of ethical standards by lawyers is necessary to maintain trust in the legal profession at large.

These considerations may be even more important and relevant when speaking of ethical behaviour in international arbitration due to the risk that arbitration may no longer be useful for the worldwide business community if it fails to maintain its position as a trusted dispute settlement mechanism, for which observance of ethical rules and norms is essential.


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Gabor Damjanovic

Forgó Damjanovic & Partners, Budapest, Hungary; Co-Chair, Professional Ethics Commitee

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Valeria Galindez

Galindez Arb, São Paulo, Brazil; Co-Chair, Arbitration Committee

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Malgorzata Surdek-Janicka

Surdek Arbitration, Warsaw, Poland

Julie Bedard

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, New York, New York, USA

Alexis Mourre

MCL Arbitration, Paris, France

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