Efficient arbitration - Techniques to minimise delay and expense in international cross-border disputes

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

It is the duty of arbitrators and parties to avoid unnecessary expense and delay. Yet, despite initiatives from the institutions, the costs of international arbitration and the period between the commencement of the arbitration and delivery of the Award remain excessive. This session will explore what is going wrong and examine and debate the practical steps that can be taken to ensure arbitration is time and cost efficient, including the use of time limits in arbitration agreements, effective case management of pleadings, disclosure and the hearing itself, through to delivery of the Award and its enforcement.


  • Alexander Gunning QC, 4 Pump Court
  • Anton Maurer, Anton Maurer International Legal Services Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH


  • Simon Xian Yue Bai, Chenyi Law Firm
  • Peter Scott Caldwell, Caldwell Ltd
  • Vyapak Desai, Nishith Desai Associates
  • Dr Peter Heckel, Hengeler Mueller
  • Adriana Uson, Singapore International Arbitration Centre


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NZ Law Society

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100% Pure New Zealand

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