Brandon Malone, Chairman of the Board of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, has been appointed to chair a joint working group on cybersecurity in international arbitration comprising the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the New York City Bar Association (NYC Bar) and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR).
The ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration is a project dedicated to addressing the need for cybersecurity in arbitral practice and establishing voluntary cybersecurity protocols for use in international arbitral proceedings. The Working Group will consider the possible impact of cybersecurity breaches on the system of international arbitration, as well as current practice and existing duties. The Members will then prepare a set of guidelines, which will provide practical guidance for counsel, arbitrators, and institutions, as well as optional protocols that can be adopted by parties to an arbitration.
An impressive group of practitioners will join Mr Malone on the Working Group. The Members are Olivier André (CPR, NYC); Paul Cohen (4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers, London); Stephanie Cohen (independent arbitrator, NYC); Hagit Elul (Hughes Hubbard & Reed, NYC); Lea Haber Kuck (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, NYC); Micaela McMurrough (Covington & Burling, NYC); Mark Morril (independent arbitrator, NYC); and Kathleen Paisley (Ambos Law, Brussels).
The Working Group will present a consultation paper at the 24th ICCA Congress in Sydney, Australia. The congress will be held from 15-18 April 2018.
Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, said:
“I congratulate Brandon Malone on his appointment as chair of this important international project, which will develop much needed cybersecurity protocols for use in international arbitral proceedings. It is important that Scotland is at the cutting edge of developments in international arbitration as we encourage the use of Scotland as a seat of arbitration, particularly in the run up to Edinburgh hosting ICCA 2020. Brandon’s appointment as chair of this new group, with senior practitioners from London, Brussels and NYC, demonstrates our ambition and international reach. I wish Brandon and the Working Group well with this crucial project.”
For more information about the Working group, please visit the Project page on the ICCA website.