Technology Resources for Arbitration Practitioners

Advances in technology can be utilised by arbitration practitioners, parties and tribunal members to make international arbitrations more efficient, more cost-effective, more secure and more dynamic. Yet, because technology advances and changes so rapidly, many arbitration practitioners find themselves unable to keep abreast of new technology or are unsure as to whether and how such technology can be applied to their proceeding. 

The IBA Arb40 Subcommittee has endeavoured to take a first step towards making modern day technology more accessible to arbitration practitioners by gathering a list of currently available technological advances that can be used to augment or assist an international arbitration. We hope that this guide to Technology Resources for Arbitration Practitioners becomes a key reference for young and older arbitration practitioners alike.

Our sincere gratitude is expressed to all members of the IBA Arb40 Steering Committee who dedicated their valuable time to work on this guide, namely: Jennifer Permesly, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Sarah McEachern, Borden Ladner Gervais; Hu Ke, Jingtian & Gongcheng; Anina Liebkind, Baker McKenzie; and Shreyas Jayasimha, Aarna Law. Special thanks are due to Jennifer Permesly, who conceived the idea of a project relating to technology and who has been the driving force behind this guide.

Noradèle Radjai and André de A Cavalcanti Abbud
Co-Chairs, IBA Arb40 Subcommittee, March 2019

IBA Arb40 Subcommittee

Select a category below for a summary of how the relevant technology might be used and several examples of vendors, software providers or companies that offer such technology.