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QMUL/SIA & SVAMC Joint PAW Event: Exploring the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Arbitral Award Writing

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Queen Mary University of London, University of London Institute in Paris, 9-11 rue de Constantine, 75340 Paris Cedex 07, France


The Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center and Queen Mary University of London (School of International Arbitration) presents a captivating panel discussion on the utilisation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the writing of arbitral awards. As technology continues to revolutionise various aspects of dispute resolution, the integration of AI tools in the arbitration process presents both opportunities and challenges that demand careful examination.

Our esteemed panel of experts delved into the intricacies of AI-assisted arbitral award writing, addressing questions such as:

  1. Introducing SVAMC-AI Guidelines on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in International Arbitration 
  2. Efficiency enhancement: Can AI effectively streamline the drafting process, leading to more efficient arbitral awards?
  3. Benefits and drawbacks: What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of AI-assisted awards in terms of accuracy and enforceability? 
  4. Ethical, due process and procedural considerations: What ethical and procedural concerns are associated with the use of AI in arbitral award writing, and how can they be mitigated?  What role do arbitrators play in overseeing and validating AI-generated content to ensure compliance with their duties, legal standards, and ethical principles?  How can an arbitral tribunal use the efficiencies of AI solutions, while protecting its awards from due process and other challenges?  
  5. Parties' considerations: What should the parties be mindful of when consenting to the use of AI solutions in arbitral award writing, and what benefits and risks should they consider?
  6. Adapting to legal and cultural nuances: How can AI tools be tailored to accommodate the nuances of different legal systems and cultural contexts?
  7. The role of arbitral institutions: What role should arbitral institutions play in endorsing the use of AI solutions in arbitral award writing?  How can they provide guidance and oversight to ensure adherence to procedural norms and ethical standards?

Through insightful discussions, our panelists provided valuable insights into the evolving intersection of technology and arbitration, offering perspectives from both practitioners and technologists at the forefront of this innovative field.

Host: Dr Maria Fanou, Queen Mary University of London, School of International Arbitration

Moderator: Uliana Cooke, partner at gunnercooke LLP (London), Deputy Co-Lead of the SVAMC Working Group on ODR, Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, School of International Arbitration


  • Benjamin I. Malek FCIArb - Arbitrator at T.H.E. Chambers, New York, the Chair of AI Task Force
  • Tatiana Minaeva - Arbitrator, Partner at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, London
  • Alexander Blumrosen – Arbitrator, Partner at Polaris Law, Paris
  • Carlos Cavalho – Senior Consultant at Opus 2, London, Lead Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, School of International Arbitration
  • Sebastián Mejía García – Founder of Mejía- IDR, Madrid

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