MALAYSIA: 2020 INSTITUTIONAL CASELOAD STATISTICS SHOW CONTINUED PREFERENCE FOR AIAC, HKIAC, ICC AND SIAC ARBITRATION BY MALAYSIAN PARTIES

For the third consecutive year (see our previous updates here and here), we analyse publicly available institutional arbitration caseload statistics of various arbitral institutions around the world to understand the trend of Malaysian participation and usage of institutional arbitration. Our analysis of the numbers confirms a general preference by Malaysian parties for arbitrations conducted by the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). This indicates that institutional arbitration has room for growth as the preferred form of dispute resolution among Malaysian parties for their domestic and international disputes.

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AN “EXCEPTIONAL YEAR” FOR THE LONDON COURT OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

The London Court of International Arbitration (the LCIA) has released its Casework Report for 2020. The statistics in the Report show an “exceptional year” and a continuing picture of growth for the institution. The statistics also show a gradual “internationalisation” of the LCIA’s caseload while also demonstrating the institution’s long-standing commitment towards improving the diversity of arbitral tribunals.

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