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“Victory or Defeat: Predictability vs. Confidentiality” – A Research Project of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) – 3 March 2022, 12 to 2 pm (Bonn time)

Arbitral proceedings are confidential, and this confidentiality is one of the biggest assets of arbitration. Arbitral awards usually must not be published without prior consent of the parties. However, as we all know, this confidentiality makes it difficult for parties to predict outcomes in a concrete case and the public is kept from learning about […]

Universidad Central de Venezuela: Call for Papers for the Private International Law and Comparative Law Master’s Program’s Yearbook

by José Antonio Briceño Laborí, Professor of Private International Law at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and Universidad Católica Andrés Bello To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its launching, the Master’s Program in Private International Law and Comparative Law is inviting all authors that would like to publish a paper in the fourth edition of […]

Out now: Stavroula Angoura, The Impartiality and Independence of Arbitrators in International Commercial Arbitration

Impartiality is key to any kind of production of justice and probably one of the very few principles of “justice” recognized universally, see e.g. Amartya Sen, The Idea of Justice, Chapter 5: “Impartiality and Objectivity”, pp. 114 et seq. with references also to non-Western traditions, see also e.g. Leviticus 19:15 (New International Version): “Do not […]