The Young ICCA Soapbox

Session 3 I

Transparency in International Commercial Arbitration: The Way of the Future or the Beginning of the End. 


Timothy Foden, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

1st Motion:

That there is a public interest in making international commercial arbitration proceedings public.

For: Jern-Fei Ng, Essex Court Chambers

Against: Timothy Hughes, Herbert Smith Freehills

2nd Motion:

That, in the absence of party-agreement to the contrary, commercial arbitral decisions and awards should be made public.

For: Diego Brian Gosis, Gomm & Smith

Against: Ruth Stackpool-Moore, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

3rd Motion:

That advocates for commercial arbitration proceedings remaining private must be hiding something.

For: Jelita Pandjaitan, Linklaters

Against: Garðar Víðir Gunnarsson, Reykjavik University