The International Council for Commercial Arbitration recently published its report on “Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings”. This provides a fascinating insight into the improvements to gender diversity in arbitral appointments that have been achieved in recent years and what has driven them. Claire King reviews the ICCA’s report and asks what lessons could be learned by Adjudicator Nominating Bodies in order to improve the gender diversity of their panels which, in stark contrast, remain stubbornly non-diverse.
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Cases turn on the evidence, so the credibility of expert and factual witnesses is crucial. Lucinda Robinson investigates the latest cases in the TCC that have put witnesses under the spotlight… and found them wanting.
George Boddy reviews three recent TCC cases involving challenges to Adjudicators’ decisions.
Claire King looks at the recent TCC case of Tecnicas Reunidas Saudia [“TRS”] v The Korea Development Bank (the “Bank”) and the difficulties faced in resisting calls made on on demand bonds in the English courts
Bresco Electrical Services Limited (in liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Limited is once again the case in focus for this blog by Andrew Davies.
George Boddy looks at the recent case of MillChris Developments Limited v Waters, where the TCC refused to grant an injunction preventing adjudication due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.