Our post on the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration has been picked up by Singapore Law Watch (“SLW“). Our SLW Commentary can be found here.
We review and examine the new IBA Guidelines on Party Representation which were recently adopted by a resolution of the IBA Council on 25 May 2013. The new guidelines seek to address some of the uncertainties which inevitably arise in arbitrations where party representatives come from different jurisdictions. Most of the guidelines stipulated in the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation do not depart from a Singapore/English common law understanding of what is to be expected of counsel. There are, however, a number of guidelines that all parties should pay particular attention to.