Addressing the future at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum
At the recently concluded Forum, SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson discussed the future of international arbitration in a panel titled “The Current State and Future of Arbitral Institutions: from Competition to Cooperation?”.
The panel discussions took its starting point in institutional cooperation and dialogue, including initiatives to support the efficiency of arbitral proceedings.
In her introduction, Annette Magnusson, addressed complexity and interconnectivity as defining elements of today’s world, the need for international arbitration to adapt in a fast changing environment, and cybersecurity.
The SCC Platform, launching in September, is an example that will simplify secure communication from request to award between the SCC, the parties and the tribunal.
Introducing the SCC Platform – simplifying secure communication from request to award
Starting September 2019, all SCC arbitrations will have access to a case platform where the SCC, the parties and the tribunal can share case-related documents, such as communication with the SCC, procedural orders, submissions and exhibits.
The SCC Platform is part of the SCC’s ongoing efforts to continuously provide the most efficient tools for a seamless process, increase cyber security and facilitate each step from request to award. It eliminates the need to share sensitive or bulky files and documents by email or other channels.
The SCC is proud to be among the first institutions to offer this service.
On 3 June 2019, IBA Arb40 Sub-committee will organise, in cooperation with the SCC, the IBA Arb40 Toolkit for Award Writing Training Programme in Stockholm, Sweden.
The IBA Arb40 Toolkit offer practical guidance and tips for getting started, and writing, a reasoned and enforceable award. During the training, participants will receive hands-on training from both international and Swedish instructors. Participants will be divided into smaller groups and review a hypothetical award and the underlying papers, such as summary witness statements, a hearing summary or outlines of procedural events. The aim is to present a view on the discovered flaws in the award, and redrafting or outlining corrected award sections.
The training programme is a half-day event starting with lunch, then training, followed by a cocktail and light meal hosted by the SCC. The refreshment break and evening cocktail reception will be sponsored by Baker McKenzie.