The health crisis caused by COVID-19 could turn into a chance to revolutionize arbitration and boost and strengthen its virtues as opposed to domestic court litigation. The flexibility inherent to this alternative dispute resolution system and its recourse to online tools and technology can be used to avoid proceedings being suspended.
What are the major arbitral institutions doing in relation to the coronavirus?
Due to the international travel restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 virus events at which members of the Garrigues International Arbitration team were due to speak at and participate in have been cancelled in Austria, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Partner Monica van der Schraft (Santiago de Chile) to be the first Chilean woman to preside an ICC arbitration panel.
Partner Joe Tirado (London) has been appointed to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) panel of mediators. The OGA launched a year-long mediation pilot which aims to test the extent to which mediation can assist in resolving disputes involving licences in the UK Continental Shelf.