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The 2019 first semester has been very productive for SCAI as there have been many changes with the nomination of new Court members, the nomination of SCAI as appointing authority by Six Exchange Regulation or the launch of the revised Swiss Rules of Mediation.
In our latest Newsletter you will read about SCAI's engagement for the development of mediation, notably through the revision of the Swiss Rules of Commercial Mediation to be issued next year, and the Singapore Convention which will be signed early 2019; also learn more about our upcoming Innovation Conference in Geneva.
SCAI is honoured to announce that the Swiss Rules have been chosen as the rules to be used during the 28th Vis Moot Court in Vienna and the 18th Vis (East) Moot Court in Hong Kong to be held in 2021. You will also read the essential take-away from the 2nd SCAI Innovation Conference and access its Report. SCAI also reports about the revision of the Swiss Rules of Commercial Mediation and about past events. Finally, save the dates for our upcoming events.
In our latest Newsletter you will notably read about the launch of the Japanese translation of the Swiss Rules, recent Swiss case law before the Swiss Federal Court and our upcoming Innovation Conference in Zurich.
Learn about IDArb, a common initiative developed by the International Distribution Institute (IDI) and SCAI to promote arbitration for distribution-related disputes. SCAI also reports about past events and invites you to mark you agendas for the conferences to come.
SCAI is honoured to share that it has won the GAR Award for the Arbitral Institution that impressed in the past year, at the Milan GAR Awards ceremony in late March 2017. You will also learn about the newly elected President of the SCAI Board, and the success of SCAI's past events. Finally save the dates for our events and stay tuned for the next Newsletter.
SCAI is always trying to best suit your needs and to promote innovation in this regard. In this first edition of our 2017 Newsletter, you will be able to read about the start of the revision process of our Swiss Rules of Commercial Mediation, learn more about the report of SCAI's First Innovation Conference held in Geneva in early February 2017, and find information about recent case law of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
SCAI is yet again one step ahead with its new customizable arbitration clause, designed to allow contracting parties to super-expedite future potential arbitration proceedings between them. Read about this new “turbo clause”, interesting recent case law, upcoming events and other developments in SCAI’s 4th Newsletter of 2016.
17 October 2019 - Implementation of the Advisory Council for Mediation
SCAI is honoured to present the Advisory Council for Mediation established in the framework of the revised Swiss Rules of Mediation that entered into force on 1 July 2019.
July 2019 - The New Swiss Rules of Mediation
The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution is pleased to present the revised Swiss Rules of Mediation, which entered into force on 1 July 2019.
SCAI reports further to the 3rd SCAI Innovation Conference held in Geneva on 31 January 2019. This annual interactive conference allows an in-depth debate between practioners on practical issues and questions and aims at finding innovative solutions. The 2019 speakers and participants discussed in particular the best ways for parties and institutions to select the right arbitrator(s) for a case and the best ways for arbitrators to efficiently manage and decide on the cases submitted.
17 May 2018 - SCAI's 2nd Innovation Conference on "Arbitrating the Future".
SCAI reports following the 2nd SCAI Innovation Conference held in Zurich on 1 February 2018. Focused on "Arbitrating the Future", the purpose of this Conference was to explore the issues relating to future claims and damages and how to address them from both the perspectives of arbitral tribunals and counsel.
The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI) is honoured to announce that the SIX Exchange Regulation has decided to designate SCAI as Appointing Authority under the Rules of Arbitration for the Court of Arbitration of SIX Group Ltd which will enter into force on 1 July 2019 and that this choice has been endorsed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
2 May 2019 - New members of the SCAI Court of Arbitration
SCAI is delighted to present the new members of its Court of Arbitration and to announce changes in its Vice-Presidency.
SCAI reports further to the 1st SCAI Innovation Conference held in Geneva on 2 February 2017. This interactive conference focused on specific expedited proceedings issues, and on traditional and innovative ways to further expedite arbitral proceedings. It is the first one of a series of conferences dedicated to these specific proceedings and their developments.
New president for Swiss Institution in milestone year, GAR, 21 November 2016
GAR reports on changes in the leadership of the SCAI Arbitration Court, as it marks 500 years of Swiss neutrality, 150 years of documented arbitration services by the Swiss Chambers, and the 1000th case administered under the Swiss Rules. Read more about SCAI’s milestone year here.
Swiss law trumps all: Why arbitration still gravitates towards the European hub. The Lawyer, 13 October 2016.
Prominent arbitration practitioners explain in this article why Switzerland has for centuries been - and continues to be - a favourite place for international arbitration. They agree that this is in large part due to the Swiss neutrality, the modern and user-friendly Swiss laws and rules, and the professional quality of practitioners, counsel as well as arbitrators. Read more here.
Arbitrage mode d’emploi, PME Magazine, 3 October 2016
What, when, how and how much? Everything companies ever wanted to know about arbitration is explained in this article published in PME Magazine. (Article available in French only)
Genève Berceau de l’Arbitrage, AGEFI, 12 September 2016
This press article explains briefly the main features of arbitration and of mediation, and the services offered by SCAI with regard to the administration of arbitration and mediation cases. (Article available in French only)
ACC shows dispute resolution under active discussion in Rome. CDR News, 22 August 2016.
This article is a recap of the main highlights from the May 2016 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) event in Rome, where dispute resolution was an integral part of the discussion. Ms. Caroline Ming, Executive Director of SCAI, discussed the differences between arbitration, mediation and litigation, and the need for in-house lawyers to insert the right clauses in contracts and to know how to use each of these dispute resolution means. Read more here.
SCAI releases gender diversity stats. GAR, 17 August 2016.
As part of SCAI’s commitment to fair representation and gender equality, the institution included in its 2015 statistics data on the appointment of female arbitrators. This data demonstrates that in 2015, 47% of the arbitrators appointed by the SCAI Arbitration Court were women. Read more here.
The In-House-Counsel's Perspective. Conference Report, 3 August 2016.
This report offers a summary of key discussions of the 18 March 2016 conference, the In-House Counsel’s Perspective, whose main theme was to examine the challenges associated with arbitration from the perspective of in-house counsel. Panellists agreed that there had been an evolutionary change in corporate culture, in the sense that disputes were no longer about winning or losing, but about moving the business forward. Read more here.
Corporate Counsel Swap Views in London. GAR, 1 June 2016.
This article offers a shorter recap of the 18 March 2016 conference on in-house counsel, highlighting an interesting discussion on the benefits of having arbitrators appointed by institutions. Ms. Caroline Ming, Executive Director of SCAI, argued that institutions are in the best position to know which arbitrators are available and appropriate for a given case. Read more here.
La justice privée gagne du terrain, Swissquote, 2 May 2016
Through practical examples and accounts this press article sets out the advantages of arbitration, and of Geneva as a place to arbitrate. (Article available in French only)