Arbitrators beware! No such thing as a free lunch

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz, ILO Newsletter vom 25. August 2016

In a recent decision the Supreme Court considered whether a lunch attended by a sole arbitrator and a party´s counsel could give rise to doubts regarding the arbitrator´s impartiality and independence. This decision serves as a reminder that arbitrators should disclose all circumstances that could give rise to a challenge and proceed with the utmost care when a challenge has been dismissed.


Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz

M.B.L.-HSG Partner