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Claimant-appointed arbitrator disqualified for lack of impartiality and independence (Fernando FraizTrapote v Venezuela)

Claimant-appointed arbitrator disqualified for lack of impartiality and independence (Fernando FraizTrapote v Venezuela)
Published on: 05 September 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Claimant-appointed arbitrator disqualified for lack of impartiality and independence (Fernando FraizTrapote v Venezuela)
  • On what grounds was the arbitrator’s disqualification proposed?
  • What legal test(s) did the Secretary-General apply?
  • What did the Secretary-General decide?
  • What are the implications of the decision for arbitration practitioners, particularly in respect of conflicts of interest?

Article summary

Arbitration analysis: The Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of International Arbitration (PCA) has made a decision to disqualify an arbitrator on grounds of lack of impartiality and independence. Álvaro Nistal, counsel at the international law firm Volterra Fietta, looks at the decision and identifies a number of factors likely to increase the risk of disqualification. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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