On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the School of International Arbitration Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London held a conference in London on “The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration: The Next 30 Years” from 19 to 21 April 2015.
280 delegates from around the globe attended the Conference.
The speakers addressed several topics including the autonomous arbitral award, parties in arbitration: consent v. commercial reality, interface between courts and arbitration, distribution of power, diversity and imbalances in international arbitration and evolution and future of the arbitration process.
CRCICA Director drafted an article that he presented orally at the conference tilted: “Emergence of New Arbitral Centres in Asia and Africa: Competition, Cooperation and Contribution to the Rule of Law” in which he explained that the emergence of such centres has led to the diversification of the available arbitral fora as well as the promotion of best arbitral practices. Video of the Lecture is available at this link
A roundtable held before the end of the Conference discussed teaching and research in international arbitration.