Confidentiality and Legitimacy of International Arbitration:
Are They Mutually Exclusive?
Confidentiality has always been considered as one of the main features of international arbitration. Surprisingly, there is no rule in the UNCITRAL model law on confidentiality. As a result, many jurisdictions that adopted the model law do not have any provision on confidentiality. Jurisdictions that did not adopt the UNCITRAL model law, such as England and Wales, also do not provide any specific rule on confidentiality in their legislation. Therefore, confidentiality is left to the parties to determine. Counsels should advise their clients regarding the confidentiality of the process and explain the status quo thoroughly. Only then can arbitrating parties make an informed decision in their arbitration agreement. This webinar sets out to address this important issue. For further details, please refer to the e-flyer.
22 November 2022 (Tuesday)