03 September 2021

Online-magazine “Jurist” (No. 8 (176) August 2021).) published an article written by managing partner Aliaksandr Danilevich and assistant attorney Aliaksei Fedarovich: “Does a violation of the principles of independence and impartiality of arbitrators constitute grounds for annulment of an arbitral award?”

The requirements of independence and impartiality for arbitrators are set out in the UNCITRAL Model Law as well as in national legislation. In 2014, the International Bar Association adopted the Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration, recognizing the significance and relevance of arbitrators’ claims to the entire arbitration. However, could a breach of the principle of independence and impartiality of arbitrators constitute grounds for annulment of an arbitral award?

In the article the authors analyse the possibility to annul an arbitral award on the basis of a violation of the principle of independence and impartiality of arbitrators and the judicial approach in this category of cases on the basis of practical experience. Read the article via the following link.