Arbitrator Qualification Criteria for the ISTA List of Arbitration Practitioners

The arbitrators who will be included in the ISTA List of Arbitration Practitioners will be assessed according to the mandatory criteria listed below. ISTA may, if it deems it necessary, request documentation in order to verify the given information.

I. Education, Skills and Certifications

A. Mandatory Requirements to be included in the List:

1. Possession of an undergraduate degree.

2. Persons with a degree other than law, should have received sufficient training in arbitration.

B. Additional Qualifications that may be Mentioned on the List:

1. Naming a law school which that person has graduated from

2. Any postgraduate degree received in relation to an area of expertise

3. Comprehensive education and courses taken in relation to arbitration processes

4. Any certifications, awards or certificates of honor, etc received with regard to an area of expertise

5. Sufficient knowledge of different languages in order to conduct an arbitration proceeding

II. Assurances and Warranties

A. Mandatory Requirements to be included in the List

1. The information provided in order to be included in the ISTA Arbitrator List must be correct.

2. An undertaking to comply with the ISTA Arbitrator Code of Ethics.

3. The person must not have been convicted of any crimes of infamy or other dishonorable crimes including the crime of breach of trust, must not have been the subject of any judicial or administrative inquiry and must not have been imposed a professional disciplinary sanction or the subject of a professional inquiry of a nature that could give rise to a doubt as to his or her ability to preside over the arbitration proceeding in an independent, impartial, just and fair manner. If he or she has been sanctioned or been the subject of an inquiry, ISTA may still decide to include him or her on the list after careful consideration as to whether this would give rise to any doubt.

B. Additional Assurances and Warranties that may be Mentioned on the List

1. Obtaining professional liability insurance under the terms recommended by ISTA

III. Professional Experience and Knowledge

A. Mandatory Requirements to be included in the List

1. Must be at least 35 years old and capable of performing the duties assumed in the conduct of the arbitration.

2. Law school graduates must possess at least 10 years of professional experience.

3. Persons with a degree other than law must possess at least 5 years of management or senior expert experience in their area of expertise.

B. Professional Experience and Knowledge that may be Mentioned on the List

1. Having served as an arbitrator in an institutional or ad hoc arbitration

2. Having served as counsel, secretary or in a similar position in an institutional or ad hoc arbitration.

3. Having served in the resolution of disputes concerning his or her area of expertise.

4. Pursuing an academic carrier in arbitration or area of expertise.

5. Having published works or articles on arbitration or area of expertise.

IV. Memberships, References and Appointment

A. Mandatory Requirements to be included in the List

1. Membership in a professional or non governmental organisation in area of expertise or two references confirming proficiency in the area of expertise.

B. Additional Memberships and References that may be Mentioned on the List:

1. Being included in the list of arbitrators of any institutional arbitration center.

2. Membership in a non-governmental arbitration organisation

Yazar: ISTA

Etiketler: Hakem

Kategori: Hakemler


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