Virtual Hearings in International Arbitration: The Way of the Future?
Article from: TDM 2 (2021), in Roundup of Articles
The COVID-19 crisis caught the international arbitration community off-guard. Few contracts or arbitration rules —if any— anticipated how procedural issues, such as hearings, must be carried out in circumstances such as the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, one question that has arisen within the international arbitration community is what to do with hearings that have had to be suspended because of gathering and travel restrictions. Even though these restrictions will be waived at some point, it is impossible to foresee when this will be. Therefore, Arbitral Tribunals ...