Arbitration world heading to Edinburgh in 2020

10 May


The Scottish Arbitration Centre has been successful in bidding for Edinburgh to host the 2020 Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).

The ICCA Congress is the world’s largest conference devoted to international arbitration, and it has been estimated that the 2020 event will be worth some £1.7 million to the Scottish economy.

The Faculty is a member organisation of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, and the Dean of Faculty was among those who supported its bid for the Congress. Edinburgh was chosen ahead of Copenhagen, Mexico City, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Vancouver and Vienna.

Donald Donovan, ICCA President, said: "We are delighted to be going to Edinburgh in 2020, and congratulate the bid committee on having prevailed in the face of stiff competition from a strong field of bidders.

"We're confident that ICCA Edinburgh will provide a spectacular platform from which to pursue ICCA's mission to address the toughest issues facing international commercial and investment arbitration."

Brandon Malone, Chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, said: “It is a great honour to be selected to host the 2020 ICCA Congress. We see this as an important milestone in the development of international commercial arbitration in Scotland, and we look forward to welcoming the arbitration world to Edinburgh."