IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.11, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Soft law in international arbitration
Room C4.11, Convention Centre, Level 4


Arbitration Committee (Lead)


Soft law mechanisms have been both praised and criticised. In particular, it has been argued that, although they may contribute to levelling the playing field in international arbitration, they also limit, to some extent, party autonomy. Both perspectives will be discussed.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Ank Santens White & Case LLP, New York, New York, USA; Vice Chair, Arbitration Committee


Andre Abbud BMA Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Dyala Jimenez-Figueres DJ Arbitraje, San Jose, Costa Rica
Lawrence Schaner Schaner Dispute Resolution, Chicago, Illinois, USA