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Civil and common law in International Arbitration: Synergy and Divergence?

Civil and common law in International Arbitration: Synergy and Divergence?

SCC will be in Paris to take part in Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) winter conference. The conference will take place on 7 – 8 December 2017.

The conference aims to gather insights on synergy and divergence between civil law and common law in international arbitration, both from European and American perspectives. During the two-day conference, speakers will address the following topics:

  • The civil and common law styles of arbitrators and art of advocacy.
  • The civil and common law approaches of judicial intervention, perceptions and reactions.
  • The telecommunications and new technologies case studies.

The speakers represent a mix between senior arbitration practitioners, academics, state officials and representatives from the energy and transport industry.

SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson will be among the panelists in a panel that will address the perspective from arbitral institutions on building the synergy between civil law and common law. Specifically, Ms Magnusson will address the question: should institutional rules be legal system neutral?

Other speakers include SCC Vice Chairperson David Rivkin, Lucy Greenwood, principal with Greenwood Arbitration, Lord Peter Goldsmith QC, partner with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former Attorney General for England and Wales.

Read the conference program here.

Register here.

Just published: SCC Policy on Appointment of Arbitrators

Just published: SCC Policy on Appointment of Arbitrators

The SCC has just published its Policy on Appointment of Arbitrators, which lists the factors taken into consideration when the SCC Board appoints arbitrators in SCC arbitrations. Although the policy is now published for the first time, it has been followed by the Board since 2006.

Under the SCC Arbitration Rules, the SCC Board typically appoints tribunal chairpersons and sole arbitrators unless the parties agree and manage to appoint jointly. The Rules mention factors for the SCC Board to consider when making such appointments. The recently published SCC Policy on Appointment of Arbitrators provides a more detailed explanation of such factors.

Among the factors considered by the board are the appointee’s experience as an arbitrator, legal expertise, and nationality. The Board also looks to tribunal balance, applicable law and seat of arbitration.

Read the SCC Policy on Appointment of Arbitrators here.

Now available: German translation of SCC Arbitration Rules

Now available: German translation of SCC Arbitration Rules

SCC is happy to announce that SCC Arbitration Rules are now available in German.

The SCC Arbitration Rules are now available in six languages: English, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and German. SCC is currently working on translations of the Rules into Arabic and Persian.

SCC would like to thank Alexander Foerster at Mannheimer Swartling who was the author of the German translation of the rules, as well as Nathalie Voser and Annabelle Möckesch at Schellenberg Wittmer for their contribution in reviewing the translation.

See the German translation of the Arbitration Rules here.

See the German translation of the SCC Rules for Expedited Arbitration here.

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