Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and TIAC45 launch the TIAC Roster of Tribunal Secretaries
As part of the inaugural Uzbek Arbitration Week, on 10 September 2021, TIAC and TIAC45 held a hybrid seminar to discuss the role of Tribunal Secretaries, the keynote address was delivered by Prof. Pierre Tercier. The seminar concluded with the launch of the Roster of Tribunal Secretaries. The Roster is the first database of arbitration practitioners offering their services as Tribunal Secretaries. Its goal is to provide a platform for experienced and aspiring Tribunal Secretaries and to offer the arbitrators and arbitration institutions an easily accessible pool of talent. The Roster is one of the ongoing projects of the TIAC45 Working Group which includes TIAC45 Vice-Chair Olga Kim, Rahul Donde, Nata Gibradze, Michael Wietzorek, and Ivan Yurevich.
Diana Bayzakova, TIAC Director appointed in November 2018 to lead the centre, commented: “The TIAC Court members and Secretariat are dedicated to taking actionable steps to diversify arbitral appointments and the Roster of Tribunal Secretaries is one of such initiatives aimed at providing young practitioners with access and first-hand knowledge of arbitral proceedings.”
Olga Kim, TIAC45 Vice-Chair, added that “We are very excited to be a part of the TIAC and TIAC45’s ongoing commitment to promoting diversity in international arbitration. This is just the first milestone of the work planned by our working group. We are planning to continue various efforts in research, training, promotion and development of the network of Tribunal Secretaries in future and we encourage young practitioners to join TIAC45 membership and participate in development of this and other exciting projects.”
TIAC was established in November 2018 and launched officially in Paris in April 2019. Since April 2019, TIAC has received 22 Requests for Arbitration (22 commercial cases and 1 sport arbitration case) and 2 applications for emergency relief. All the commercial cases were international in nature with parties hailing from Italy, Netherlands, Moldova, Turkey, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Singapore, Uzbekistan, China, and Hong Kong. Notably, in one of the latest cases, the parties were from the Russian Federation and Singapore. TIAC45 was launched in March 2021.
Tashkent International Arbitration Centre Yunusabad, Amir Temur4, 100047
Despite being a young institution, TIAC is offering to practitioners efficient and innovative services to arbitrate the cases in respect of fundamental privacy and confidentiality rights.