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Christopher Boog: 10th YAP Colloquium during ICCA 2012

13 June 2012

Speaking in the first session of the half-day event, Christopher Boog reflected on whether the use of emergency arbitrators is a new paradigm for international arbitration.

"Not yet" was his view, although he argued that the emergency arbitrator – an arbitrator in his or her own right, albeit with a limited mandate – is without doubt a welcome and useful addition to parties’ arsenal of weapons. Such an arbitrator allows them to effectively protect their rights pending the resolution of a dispute in accordance with their chosen means of dispute resolution, he explained, without in any way curtailing their other rights in this regard such as seeking recourse to state courts.

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