Court’s Activity in 2014

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Court’s Activity in 2014

1. ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS

From 1st January to 31st December 2014 the Court received 58 new cases.

Agreements containing a Lewiatan arbitration clause, in cases brought before the Court in 2014 were signed mainly in the period from 2010 to 2013, what certainly comprise a result of many actions taken by the Court (conferences, workshops and meetings) to promote amicable settlement of disputes.

 

2. CONFERENCES, TRAININGS AND PUBLICATIONS

2.1 Polish Arbitration Law

Polish Arbitration Law is a publication published in 2014. It comprises a contribute for a broad discussion about the need to change of the arbitration law in Poland. Publication was divided into parts referring to the scheme of the Part V of the Code of Civil Procedure.

Therefore, the issues are analyzed in the following order: general issues, arbitration agreement, the arbitration court, jurisdiction of arbitration court, arbitration proceedings and judgment, as well as post-arbitration proceedings.

The authors come from different academic centers: Kozminski University, Jagiellonian University, University of Silesia, Adam Mickiewicz University, Wroclaw University, and the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski.

The publication has been issued within the framework of the Project  “Competitiveness of Arbitration” co-financed by the European Union within the European Social Fund, and can be obtained free of charge.

Detailed information are available in Publications.

 

Polish Arbitration Law is also a conference which was held on 18 September 2014 in the Royal Castle. Its purpose was to discuss the current legal status with regard to comparative legal perspective and all desirable directions of change that would increase the competitiveness of our arbitration law in comparison with other jurisdictions in the world.

Introduction to the discussion was the publication “Polish Arbitration Law” – which is analysis of polish legislation and judicature concerning arbitration. The conference was aimed at exchange and gathering views of the entire arbitration environment. It comprised the basis for the proposed legislative amendments which was forwarded to the public authorities as a "White Book of Arbitration".

Detailed information are available in Archives 2014.

 

2.2 White Book of Arbitration

White Book of Arbitration comprises a summary of proposals to amend the Code of Civil Procedure raised by doctrine and practitioners.

Detailed information are available in Publications.

 

2.3 Lewiatan Arbitration Moot 2014

In the first mid-2014 it was also held the third edition of the competition Lewiatan Arbitration Moot organized annually by the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration and Young Arbitration Practitioners in Poland (YAPP), which was addressed to the trainees of the Polish advocates’ and legal advisors’ bars.

Detailed information are available in Archives 2014.

 

2.4 The Arbitrator’s Club

The first Arbitrator’s Club in 2014 was held on 14 May. The meeting was dedicated desired solutions and expectations associated with appeal arbitral proceedings posed by the business and legal environment.

The second meeting, which took place on 3rd September was devoted to the first electronic system in Poland streamlining the arbitration proceedings: „Intranet of the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration”.

On the last meeting on December, the special guest was dr Joanna Jemielniak from the Copenhagen University. Dr Jemielniak presented issues raised in her publication “Legal Interpretation in International Commercial Arbitration

 

2.5 ISAL

The electronic system „Intranet of the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration” – the first electronic system in Poland streamlining the arbitration proceedings - Intranet of the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration (ISAL). It improves efficiency and organization of arbitration proceedings.

ISAL system in modern, efficient, secure and transparent way supports the work of the parties, their attorneys, arbitrators and other entities participating in arbitration. The System supports traditional way of providing documents in most proceedings while for small proceedings conducted under expedited procedure, it will be the main way of communication between participants.

Detailed information are available here.

 

2.6 Arbitration e-Review

In 2014 there were published three numbers of Arbitration e-Review which are available here.