Brandon Malone, Chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, and Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Centre, attended the ICCA Congress in Singapore last week to promote the Centre, Scottish arbitration and Scotland as a seat for international arbitration.
The ICCA Congress is the biennial congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the worldwide organisation devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of resolving international commercial disputes. The congress is the largest and most influential arbitration congress, convening the leading international arbitrators, senior judges, practitioners, corporate counsels, government agencies, law associations and arbitration institutions.
The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, opened the congress by delivering the Keynote Address at the Opening Ceremony. The panel of stellar speakers at the congress represented a wide range of diversity, in terms of legal background, geography, age and gender, and included many renowned practitioners.
Andrew Mackenzie said:
“ICCA Singapore provided us with a premium platform to interact and exchange ideas with international arbitrators, judges and corporate counsels. It allowed us to network with over 1,000 delegates, including many of the leading players in arbitration, and further advanced our objective to put Scotland on the international arbitration map.”
Brandon Malone, Chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre (left), and Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Centre (right), with fellow Scot, Rory McAlpine, Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, at the Rodyk & Davidson LLP sponsored event at ICCA Singapore.