ArbDB Chambers – Sponsors of the International Maritime Law Arbitration (IMLAM) Moot hosted by Swansea University – July 2023
24 July 2023
AMTAC Spirit of the Moot Award
Winner: University of Tehran - presented by Peter McQueen of ArbDB Chambers
The 2023 edition of the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot, hosted by Swansea University, drew to a close on Thursday July 6th 2023 after a week of Masterclasses, mooting, and networking.
There was a strong range of judges and excellent advocacy from all 17 teams who attended.
The final, held in Trinity House, was judged by Mr Justice Andrew Baker, Mr Simon Rainey KC, and Mr Paul Dean, from primary sponsors Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW).
The two finalists were from the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney, with Queensland coming out on top.
ArbDB Chambers members, Peter McQueen and Michael Cover, were on hand to present prizes from the generous sponsors
Best Speaker in Finals (ArbDB Chambers)
Winner: Lauren Gunther (University of Queensland) - presented by Michael Cover of ArbDB Chambers
Michael Cover of ArbDB Chambers speaker at AIAC CIPAA Conference 2023: Prospects of Adjudication in Malaysia – Thursday 22nd June
19 June 2023
Michael was invited as a speaker by the AIAC and ArbDB Chambers are very proud to be “Silver” sponsors of the event.
Learn more at https://www.aiac.world/AIAC-CIPAA-Conference-2023
Mark Appel of ArbDB Chambers speaker at an Energy and ADR Conference in Stockholm on 18th April 2023
24 March 2023
Sponsored by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) Arbitration Institute, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and CEDR, this conference brought together a diverse group of speakers from academia, corporations, and ADR to discuss rapid changes in Energy Transition and their impact on States, companies and civil society.
The phasing out of fossil fuels and simultaneous move to large, sustainable energy projects is already impacting both commercial and investment dispute resolution.
Here is a link to the recording of the event: https://vimeo.com/event/3322156
To appoint Mark Appel as arbitrator or mediator and to check his availability, please contact the Clerk to ArbDB, Martin Poulter, on +44 (0)203 514 9020 or email@example.com
Mediators New Breakfast Club - 15th March 2023
21 March 2023
Date: Wednesday, 15th March 2023
Speakers: Sarah Grenfell and Sarah Mather of CMS Cameron McKenna
Topic: Some case studies, follow by discussion about non- standard ad hoc ADR procedures
Cost: Free due to generous support from ArbDB Chambers
Recording: Available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/bk1krNaTsfQ
Michael Cover teaching on the forthcoming AIADR Mediation Training Course
20 March 2023
ArbDB Member, Michael Cover, will be one of the Lead Trainers on this Course, to be held virtually from 28th April to 8th May 2023 and run by the AIADR in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Michael is really looking forward to this course and to sharing his skills and expertise in this major capacity-building initiative.
ArbDB Chambers were well represented at the LCIA party at Inner Temple
20 March 2023
Members Tony Marks, Michael Cover, Paul Rose, Robert Sliwinski, Stephen Bate and Clerk to Chambers, enjoyed the excellent hospitality.
Congratulations LCIA 👏🏻
Peter McQueen of ArbDB Chambers to speak at MLAANZ Conference
27 February 2023
Peter McQueen of ArbDB Chambers is the speaker at the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) mini conference taking place on Tuesday 28th February in Sydney.
Peter will be speaking on “Latest Developments on Australian COGSA, mis-delivery of cargo after discharge and charterparty laytime/demurrage disputes.
Further information can be obtained here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=1014292&
Fox Williams / CIArb Pre-Moot 25th and 26th February 2023
22 February 2023
ArbDB Members Paul Rose and Tony Marks will be sitting as arbitrators, along with many colleagues from the world of arbitration, in the 8thFox Williams/CIArb 2023 pre-moot.
This will be held on 25-26 February at the International Dispute Resolution Centre. Thirty teams from across the world will be taking part.
The Fox Williams/CIArb pre-moot for the Vis moot is one of the most highly regarded pre-moots. It attracts teams from across the globe and is renowned for its exceptionally high-quality of administration, judging and feedback.
Tony Marks commented: “ Peter Ashford (Fox Williams) and CIArb are to be congratulated on building up the London pre-moot from a small number of teams in 2016 to its present size. It is a pleasure to be involved as an arbitrator and to witness the high calibre of the teams taking part."
Steffen Pedersen to attend UNCITRAL Working Group II: Dispute Settlement 77th Session at the UN in New York
7 February 2023
ArbDB Chambers Member and leading arbitrator and mediator, Steffen Pedersen, will be attending this Session as an observer on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). The Session will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York.
This Session will tackle a range of dispute resolution topics, including early dismissal and preliminary determination, technology-related dispute resolution and adjudication and the UNCITRAL Notes on Organising Arbitral Proceedings. UNCITRAL, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly responsible for helping to facilitate international trade and investment and Working Group II is one of the UNCITRAL Working Groups focused on dispute resolution and arbitration and mediation in particular.
ArbDB Chambers is pleased to highlight the report from the January edition of e-solver
2 February 2023
ArbDB Chambers is pleased to highlight the report from the January edition of e-solver, a publication of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), on CIArb’s role as the sole provider of Arbitration Referral Services to the Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA)
Chambers’ members Robert Sliwinski, Paul Rose and Michael Cover are on the Panel of Arbitrators for Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) Arbitrations.
Since becoming the sole provider in December 2021, CIArb has handled the PCA’s management and administration of its arbitration service, thereby supporting the PCA with its regulatory agenda.
Robert Sliwinski, together with others, has helped to develop and deliver specialist Pubs Code training for arbitrators.
In a recent press release, Catherine Dixon, Director General, CIArb, thanked Robert Sliwinski for supporting CIArb in developing and delivering the training:
“We are pleased to have been able to provide the PCA with a high-quality referral service, and reporting over the past year and look forward to continuing to work with the PCA and our panel of Pubs Code Arbitrators.”
Fiona Dickie, the Pubs Code Adjudicator stated, “It is great to see the progress CIArb has made in the first year of the contract”, adding that, “we have seen a significant reduction in open cases, closer monitoring of the arbitrator standards and an improved published quarterly report.” In the PCA’s three-year strategy published in August last year, Ms Dickie restated her commitment to providing a quality arbitration service for pub companies and tied tenants, a key part of which was delivering Pubs Code training and assessment for arbitrators, building on the arbitrator standards that the PCA already had in place.
The Pubs Code came into effect in 2016 and regulates the relationship between all pub companies owning 500 or more tied pubs in England and Wales and their tied tenants. The PCA is responsible for enforcing the Code and providing an arbitration service for disputes between pub companies and tied tenants about Code compliance. The PCA can either arbitrate the dispute itself or appoint another arbitrator to do so. Alternative arbitrators have been appointed in most cases since 2019.