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New book discusses the effects of the pandemic on international arbitration

The book is co-edited and co-authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London and is the first to describe and analyse how the COVID-19 crisis has redefined arbitral practice.

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International Arbitration and the COVID-19 Revolution was co-edited by Maxi Scherer, Professor in International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law at Queen Mary and is published by Wolters Kluwer. Commentators have described it as “very timely”, “a must-read“ and “essential reading for practitioners and arbitrators,” as well as “most valuable resource” with “deep intellectual analysis”.

With practical guidance from a variety of perspectives – legal, practical, and sector-specific – on the conduct of international arbitration during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the chapters present leading practitioners’ insights into the unprecedented and multifaceted issues that arise.

Also included are an empirical survey of users’ views and an overview of how the COVID-19 revolution has affected the arbitration rules of leading arbitral seats.

Catherine Rogers, Professor of Ethics, Regulation and the Rule of Law at Queen Mary, contributed a chapter on ‘Arbitrator Appointments in the Age of COVID-19’, with Fahira Brodlija.

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