The Scottish Arbitration Centre was represented at the Global Arbitration Review Live Turkey in June. The Chairman and the Chief Executive attended the one day conference on international arbitration and met with local and international delegates involved in arbitration. Speakers covered a variety of topics, including proposals for an international arbitration centre in Istanbul. They also attended a meeting at British Consulate there, where the UK Government’s promotion of Scotland as a seat of arbitration was discussed.
Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive, said:
“GAR Live Turkey provided us with an opportunity to develop existing links with the international arbitration community and make new contacts. It was particularly interesting to find out for about the proposals for an international arbitration centre in Istanbul, which is to be set up by statute. Local solicitors also noted that with new direct flights between Edinburgh and Istanbul, Scotland is now a more attractive venue for arbitration for companies in the region looking for a neutral venue.”