Arbitrating Under the LCIA Rules – An Insider Perspective: A Conversation With Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of the LCIA

Arbitrating Under the LCIA Rules – An Insider Perspective: A Conversation With Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of the LCIA

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Dr. Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration, recently sat down with Dr. Maxi Scherer, Special Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and Co-Author of Arbitrating Under the 2014 LCIA Rules – A User's Guide (Kluwer 2015), to discuss developments in international arbitration.

In a 30-minute conversation, Dr. Van Haersolte-van Hof reflects on the highlights and challenges of the last year in her role at the LCIA and takes stock of the new LCIA Rules, one year after their launch. She expands on what are the most compelling selling points for arbitration in London and the cultural differences she encounters when presenting the LCIA around the world. She and Dr. Scherer also consider what the future holds for international commercial arbitration in ten or twenty years' time.

A 5-minute preview of the conversation is also available.

Arbitrating Under the 2014 LCIA Rules – A User’s Guide

Arbitrating Under the 2014 LCIA Rules – A User's Guide (2015 Wolters Kluwer Law and Business) was published earlier this year.

This highly practical and user-friendly guide offers a thorough analysis of the 2014 LCIA Rules. It provides a comprehensive explanation of the basic principles governing LCIA arbitration, while at the same time offering an in-depth analysis of complex issues that may arise in the course of LCIA proceedings. Setting this book apart is the unique combination of the backgrounds of the authors, who bring together a diverse and complementary outlook on LCIA arbitration and combine academic and practical perspectives, common law and civil law training and practice, and vast professional and personal experience as counsel, arbitrator and former LCIA Deputy Registrar.

This book contains abundant references to relevant national court judgments, statutory provisions, up-to-date statistics and bibliographical sources on LCIA arbitration. It covers important aspects of LCIA practice and procedure, such as:

  • Key changes introduced by the 2014 Rules
  • Drafting LCIA Arbitration Agreements
  • Request for Arbitration and Response
  • Formation of the Tribunal and challenges, removal and replacement of arbitrators
  • Rules about communication, language and seat of the arbitration
  • Standards of counsel and party conduct
  • Multi-party arbitration, joinder of third parties and consolidation of proceedings
  • Interim relief and Emergency Arbitrators
  • Arbitral proceedings and hearings
  • Awards and correction of awards
  • Costs and deposits
  • Confidentiality

This book is invaluable to business executives and corporate counsel, as well as to practitioners and scholars in the field. The Guide is available to purchase.

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