- Arbitration statistics 2019—rise of the sole arbitrator
- What are the practical implications of the 2019 statistics?
- What do the numbers show?
- Modest overall growth since 2016
- SIAC’s decline in appointments
- Ad hoc arbitration remains strong
- SIDRA survey consistent with Queen Mary on institutions
- Growing popularity of sole arbitrators
- London goes from strength to strength
- Other centres
Arbitration analysis: International commercial arbitration was growing again before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit, an analysis of 2019 statistics from six major international arbitral bodies shows. This growth was largely in arbitrations before a sole arbitrator and in lower value cases. London continues to dominate, not only as a seat but also as a hub for arbitration and as a source for arbitrators. Singapore has fallen behind in terms of the numbers of arbitrators appointed there. Ad hoc arbitration remains as strong as ever, and first choice in London, according to the data that is available for it. Overall, international arbitration, in its diverse forms, appears to be well-placed to absorb a surge of new disputes in the wake of the pandemic.
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