Bonnard Lawson is pleased to share a recent publication of Dr Fabrice Robert-Tissot, entitled
“How Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Change Arbitral Proceedings?”
This article was published in the booklet
“New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2020”
This paper can be found on the following link :
Fabrice Robert-Tissot analyses the impact of COVID-19 outbreak on the world of arbitration. He provides an overview of the measures taken notably by the arbitral institutions and arbitral tribunals to adapt the existing procedural rules to these exceptional circumstances. He presents the pros and cons, and the practical issues, of e-filing and virtual hearings. He also discusses the potential difficulties related to due process and the right to be heard. As an “excursus”, he addresses the validity of virtual hearing in (forced) sports arbitration.