Arbitration Task Force Highlights Civility In New Guidelines

Law360 (August 19, 2020, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Concerns about ensuring civility within international arbitration have prompted a task force to issue a set of proposed guidelines outlining the proper code of conduct for lawyers, arbitrators and other participants within proceedings.

The legal profession is generally viewed as a genteel one, with parties addressing judges and each other with courtesy and professionalism. But in international arbitration, it appears that expectation may not be meeting reality.

"In the last few years, we have seen some trends that are far from the civility we expect in international arbitration," said Federico Campolieti, a partner at Bomchil law firm in Buenos Aires and...

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