Scotland’s International Centre for Energy Arbitration nominated for innovation award
The International Centre for Energy Arbitration (ICEA), the joint project of the Scottish Arbitration Centre and the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, has been shortlisted for an innovation award by Global Arbitration Review (GAR).
GAR is the world’s leading international arbitration law journal and news service. The 6th Annual GAR Awards Ceremony will take place on 2 March in Shanghai for the unveiling of the GAR 30, the annual ranking of the world’s most active arbitration practices and the presentation of awards in the following categories:
• Best lecture or speech
• Chinese international arbitration practice that impressed in the past year
• Innovation by an individual or organisation
• Best prepared/most responsive arbitrator
• Best prepared/most responsive arbitrator aged under 45
• Large international arbitration practice that impressed in the past year
• Most important reported or published decision
• Best development
• GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration award for up and coming regional arbitral institution
• Jurisdiction that has made great progress
• Lifetime achievement award
The ICEA received its nomination for its research on dispute resolution in the energy sector, notably its publication of the Initial Report on Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector; a report which sets out the dispute resolution preferences of the sector, with a view to establishing a set of bespoke arbitration rules in future.
Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, said:
“I am delighted that our energy project has been shortlisted for the GAR Award for innovation by an individual or organisation for our energy report and proposed rules. This will be the second year in a row that our energy project has been recognised at this high profile awards ceremony, as the Scottish Arbitration Centre was previously nominated for the GAR Guide to Regional Arbitration award for up and coming regional arbitral institution last year partly for its work on ICEA. Again we face stiff competition for senior individuals and established institutions from around the world, including London, Switzerland, the USA, Hong Kong and China, but we welcome this opportunity to promote Scotland and our work on energy arbitration.”
Voting is open and votes can be cast here. Polls will close at 8am tomorrow (Wednesday 17 February).