Philippa Charles provides her opinion on the news that Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is to provide reasons for its decisions on arbitrator challenges to CDR Magazine.

The article states:

“From 1 January 2018, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) will begin providing reasons for its decisions on challenges to arbitrators, joining the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), which was the first to do so in 2006, and the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC) that followed suit in 2015.”

Philippa gives her opinion on the increasing need for transparency with arbitration:

“Philippa Charles, partner and head of international arbitration at Stewarts explains that the move by the SCC is “part of a general drive towards transparency in arbitration administration, which institutions have been working on for the last several years. The SCC’s approach mirrors and in some cases amplifies the approach which has been taken by the LCIA and also by the ICC”.

She continues: “I think overall, the generation of a body of reasoned decisions in relation to arbitrator challenges is a useful resource, both for inexperienced arbitrators and more experienced arbitrators (and party counsel) to understand the application of the principle in practice”.

To view the full article, please visit the Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) website (£): SCC to provide decisions on arbitrator challenges.



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