V.V. Veeder QC Memorial Volume: ICCA Congress Series

ICCA is pleased to announce the online publication of the V.V. Veeder QC Memorial Volume: ICCA Congress Series. An esteemed member of the ICCA community and wider international arbitration community, Johnny Veeder passed away on 8 March 2020.  Johnny is remembered by his colleagues in the arbitration world for his immense generosity of spirit and profound kindness; his remarkable breadth of knowledge and razor-sharp wit; and his ability to captivate a room with eloquent storytelling.


Throughout his involvement with ICCA, Johnny was a frequent contributor to the ICCA Congress Series, presenting 11 papers at ICCA Congresses from 1990 to 2014. The V.V. Veeder QC Memorial Volume: ICCA Congress Series includes all 11 of Johnny’s contributions to the Series. ICCA Congress delegates during these years will recognise the unique humour and strength of voice of Johnny’s writing, which covers topics as diverse as the UNCITRAL Model law; cross-border enforcement of interim measures; strategic management in commencing an arbitration; an interrogation of who the arbitrators are; and an overview of ICCA and its history.


Honorary ICCA President Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, who was ICCA President at the time of the Volume’s inception, and current ICCA President Lucy Reed, state: “As the ICCA Presidents join to say in the Foreword to this important volume, in honour of our beloved friend and colleague:  ‘Johnny’s modesty was legendary. And nothing we could say would be better than allowing his words to speak for themselves.'”


The V.V. Veeder QC Memorial Volume: ICCA Congress Series is available for free download here on the ICCA website. In addition, those ICCA Members with a subscription to KluwerArbitration can access the Volume on KluwerArbitration.com. A printed version of the Volume will be made available in conjunction with the XXVth ICCA Congress in Edinburgh in February 2021.


We hope that you will enjoy this special installment of the ICCA Congress Series as a tribute to the immense impression that Johnny Veeder left on the world of international arbitration.