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Will life sciences provide a growth injection for international arbitration?

This blog post was first published on the Practical Law Arbitration blog. The use of international arbitration has expanded over the years to encompass a wide array of sectors. For example, while the majority of financial services disputes still end up in court, many of them are submitted to arbitration. Of the London Court of International Arbitration’s (LCIA’s) caseload in 2016, 20% comprised of such disputes. This was more than either construction or shipping. This raises the question of which other industry sectors might provide a larger number of arbitrations

Emergency arbitrators: a passing trend?

A feature of the wave of revisions to the rules of various arbitral institutions over recent years has been the rise of the emergency arbitrator.  The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”) and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (“SCC”) were early trend-setters, introducing emergency arbitrator procedures that came into force in 2006 and 2010 respectively.  The emergency arbitrator has since become widespread in international arbitration rules: institutions including the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”), the Swiss Chambers of