Virtual Hearings in International Arbitration (J. Brian Casey, Stephanie Cohen, Samaa Haridi, Luis Martinez, Claudia Salomon, Richard Ziegler)

Club members Stephanie Cohen (Independent Arbitrator), Samaa Haridi (Hogan Lovells), Luis Martinez (ICDR), Claudia Salomon (ICC) and Richard Ziegler (CPR), along with our guest, J. Brian Casey (Bay Street Chambers - Canada), participated in a discussion on Virtual Hearings in International Arbitration, focusing on the ICC, AAA-ICDR, CPR, and ad hoc approaches to virtual hearings, and on the question of what tribunals can and should do when one of the parties objects to proceeding with a virtual hearing. Copies of model procedural orders prepared by the ICC, AAA-ICDR and Stephanie Cohen for virtual hearings along with the Hogan Lovells Protocol for the use of technology in virtual international arbitration hearings and the ICC Guidance Note on Possible Measures Aimed at Mitigating the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic were circulated by email.