Session 1: The Role of an Arbitral Institution and Emerging Trends in International Arbitration.
This session will discuss how an arbitral institution administers an arbitration and the value that it provides compared to an ad-hoc arbitration. The session will discuss the mechanisms wherein arbitration institutions monitor time-limits, supervise the financial aspects of the case, scrutinize the awards and decide on various procedural questions. Further, the session will highlight new trends in Asian jurisdictions such as increased use of Expert determinations and third-party funding.
Session 2: Independence and Impartiality in International Arbitration.
This session will highlight key issues related to independence and impartiality of stakeholders in international arbitration. International arbitrations are becoming increasingly complex and international arbitrators and parties have to often navigate the issues of conflict and ethical questions in relation to their independence and impartiality. The session will discuss the standard of impartiality and independence and what is expected of the stakeholders in the present times.
Session 3: Reflections on Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings (Procedural, Tactical and Linguistic) in International Arbitration.
The cross-cultural nature of international arbitration makes the practice interesting and engaging. However, this multinationalism also presents itself with a set of challenges which are unique to every individual case. Practitioners and arbitrators have to carefully navigate the often-unclear waters of cultural, procedural, tactical, linguistic barriers to present their views or reasoning in cases. The session will discuss some of these issues and what may be done to deal with these challenges.
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