The 2012 International Arbitration Survey: Current and Preferred Practices in the Arbitral Process is an empirical study regarding the field of international arbitration. The survey is the fourth in a series of surveys conducted by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). The survey focuses on the views of in-house counsel, arbitration practitioners, and arbitrators on preferred international arbitration practices.
The survey looked for responses from in-house counsel as well as from private practitioners and arbitrators in order to create “a much larger pool of respondents to give empirical weight to our findings.”
The goal of the survey was to examine whether a “harmonised international arbitration procedure is emerging, by canvassing the views of experienced arbitration practitioners from all over the world,” explains Professor Loukas Mistelis, Director of the School of International Arbitration at QMUL.
The sections of the survey’s findings include:
- Selection of arbitrators
- Organizing arbitral proceedings
- Interim measures and court assistance
- Document production
- Fact and expert witnesses
- Pleadings and hearings
- The arbitral award and costs.
To view the full survey findings and the executive summary, visit 2012 International Arbitration Survey: Current and Preferred Practices in the Arbitral Process at White & Case.