On 17 December 2020, the International Bar Association (“IBA”) adopted a revised third edition of its Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (the “2020 IBA Rules”), which supersede the 2010 version currently in force (the “2010 IBA Rules”). Unless otherwise agreed, the 2020 IBA Rules will apply to all arbitrations in which […]
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Courts: Moving from Litigation to Arbitration?
The global difficulties caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), various State measures imposing restrictions on the movement of people, social distancing and complete lockdowns, while necessary to protect health, are inevitably having an impact on litigation in national courts, globally. In certain countries courts have had to limit, or to even entirely close, their operations due […]
Virtual Hearings in International Arbitration
The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictive measures (travel restrictions, lockdowns, etc.) imposed by many governments have made it impossible for many parties, their counsel, witnesses and arbitrators from different part of the world to attend in-person hearings. Thus, tribunals and parties to ongoing proceedings typically have a choice between adjourning hearings, agreeing […]