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4.2. Arbitral Institutions – 2030

Date to be confirmed

General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Globalisation, technical and scientific progress as well as other political, economic and social factors have become an integral part of growth of arbitration and, in particular, arbitral institutions. These circumstances have initiated a number of challenges for arbitral institutions that are changing their practices. The role and aim of arbitral institution is transforming into the more global mission – 'driver' of worldwide progress of arbitration and its promotion in national jurisdictions. 

The discussion session is dedicated to analysis of existing role of arbitral institutions as well as consideration of course of their further development. In particular, the following practical questions will be addressed: 

  • Modern challenges which arbitral institutions are confronted with: digitalization, globalization as well as influence of geopolitical interests and social tendencies on arbitral process;
  • Evolution of the role of arbitral institution as administrator of arbitration and limits of its interference into the process;
  • Conflict between party autonomy and wide powers of arbitral institution on commencement and appointment stages;
  • Granting tribunal secretary certain powers on exercise of arbitrators’ functions;
  • Liability of arbitral institutions and their employees;
  • Role of arbitral institutions in promotion and strengthening best practices in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Participants of the said discussion include counsels of the leading Russian and foreign arbitral institutions, arbitrators as well as other recognised experts in arbitration.


* The Programme may be subject to change