Co-chairs of the Arb40 Subcommittee of the IBA, Angeline Welsh and Swee Yen Koh, celebrate the fact that the “young arbitration community is thriving. Every major arbitral institution or organisation has a young arbitration practitioner group actively considering, debating and exchanging ideas on arbitration legal theory and practice. This is coupled with a renewed push by the arbitration community to identify new arbitrators, […] many [of whom] are […] expected to make the transition from counsel to arbitrator.

“This Toolkit for Award Writing was conceived with this in mind: to act as a guide for the young arbitration practitioner as they approach the drafting of their first awards. It sets out both the legal and practical considerations to be taken into account when drafting an award, not only with a view to the efficient planning of that process, but also to the safeguarding of the award for the purposes of enforcement.”1

*Published in its entirety with the kind permission of the International Bar Association’s Arb40 Subcommittee, co-chaired by Ms Angeline Welsh and Ms Swee Yen Koh, and with special thanks to all contributing authors, including (but not limited to) Ms Noradèle Radjai (Partner, Lalive) and her colleagues at Lalive, Tino Schneider and Thomas Brown. The Toolkit is also available on the IBA Arbitration Committee web page.

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1  Page 6, Introduction, IBA Arb40 Subcommittee Toolkit for Award Writing, 2016.