Category Archives: Institutions

CIETAC Arbitration Rules 2012

CIETAC has announced that effective May 1, 2012, the CIETAC Arbitration Rules (2012) shall uniformly apply to the CIETAC and its sub-commissions. CIETAC started the rules revision back in early 2010. During early 2010 I was in CIETAC (as reported in this blog) and had an opportunity to gain valuable insights into the workings of [...]

Production of electronic documents

The announcement at the ICC website on ‘Task Force on Production of Electronic Documents in Arbitration’ appears to me to be the start of more Task Forces to come. I do not know why the ICC specifically use the term ‘Production’. Why not just a Task Force for electronic disclosure or electronic documents? I fear [...]

discovery of ‘e-mail diary’ disallowed even by a mock panel of international (real) arbitrators

I was at the ICC Arbitration Day event in Paris last week. Thanks to Ms. Mireze Philippe at the ICC for her company and lunch. The mock arbitration was well organised with two sittings comprising of well known arbitrators, lawyers and also a barrister. Only one of the parties was not a lawyer. The participants [...]

Controlling Costs in Arbitration

Techniques for Controlling Time and Costs in Arbitration A Report from the ICC Commission on Arbitration In the ICC Publication 843 -Techniques for Controlling Time and Costs in Arbitration, no specific mention on ‘electronic document production’ or ‘electronically stored information’, although ‘Úse of IT’ is discussed. The Redfern Schedule is mentioned for managing requests for [...]

Interesting questions on IBA Rules of Evidence & Disclosure of electronic documents

Interesting questions on IBA Rules of Evidence & Disclosure of electronic documents from The Grove, under SESSION C QUESTIONS OF EVIDENCE in the Word document