The Scottish Arbitration was shortlisted for the award of up-and-coming regional arbitration institution of the year by Global Arbitration Review. The shortlist was announced at the 5th Annual GAR Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Deloitte, in Washington DC on 25 February.
The Centre was recognised for achievements including the opening of its new hearing centre in Edinburgh and its proposal to develop bespoke arbitration rules for energy disputes.
The LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre in Mauritius was announced as the winner of the award. Other shortlisted institutions were the Beijing Arbitration Commission; the Centre of Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro; the German Institution of Arbitration; the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; and the Netherlands Arbitration Institution.
The ceremony also saw White & Case being presented with the much sought after top spot of the GAR30 law firms, and a lifetime achievement award for the Honourable Charles N. Bower.
Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Centre, said:
“It is a great honour for the Centre to be recognised by Global Arbitration Review at its prestigious award ceremony. We were up there with some larger institutions, such as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and, of course, the winners, LCIA-MIAC. This nomination is recognition from the international community of our work, which is putting Scotland firmly on the international arbitration map.”