Arbitration Knowhow from James Clanchy FCIArb. London based arbitrator in independent practice

Arbitration Knowhow

London based international commercial arbitrator

Welcome to my Arbitration Knowhow page

James Clanchy FCIArb. London based arbitrator in independent practice: shipping, trade, commodities

Having been involved in arbitrations of all shapes and sizes for more than 25 years, including 4 years as Registrar of the LCIA, I have accumulated an unusually varied knowledge of the law and practice of arbitration in London and around the world.

In recent years, I have had opportunities to share my knowledge and to write and speak about issues in arbitration. In my current part time role at LexisNexis UK, I help to maintain the Lexis PSL Arbitration module and I write posts for Lexis Blogs.

The Arbitration Knowhow articles here will be updated from time to time. You can also keep up with my blog posts for Lexis Blogs: two of the most recent are linked below.

James Clanchy blog posts on Lexis Blogs

A tale of 2 (arbitration) seats - Can Paris be the new London?

A tale of 2 seats

Can Paris be the new London?

Lies, damned lies, and arbitration statistics.

Alternative facts

Lies, damned lies and arbitration statistics.

Arbitration Knowhow news

James Clanchy presentation: Non-lawyer arbitrators: an endangered species? (image courtesy Xtina Yu/Unsplash)

Non-lawyer arbitrators: an endangered species?

At a joint seminar of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) London Branch and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) on 13 November 2019, on the theme 'Non-lawyer arbitrators: expertise and perspectives', I gave a presentation entitled 'Non-lawyer arbitrators: an endangered species?'.  I discussed various ways in which arbitrators from professions and backgrounds outside the legal sector are being increasingly marginalised by institutional rules, legislation and regulations.

ICMA XXI to be held at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio (image Carlos_Alkmin/Wikimedia Commons)

ICMA XXI in Rio de Janeiro, 8-13 March 2020

I am delighted that my proposal for a paper on 'Ad hoc arbitration and its enemies' has been accepted by the programme committee of the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA) for ICMA XXI in Rio in March 2020. Who are ad hoc arbitration's enemies? Join us at the Copacabana Palace Hotel to find out. 

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