Looking for a fun night out with your arbitration friends now that the holidays are over? Then you will be happy to learn that International Arbitration finally has a game show!  It will be held in Edinburgh on Monday, 19 September 2022.

Join our live version of the Kluwer Arbitration Blog Quiz! in Edinburgh, at The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh. The event is free.


How to plan a fun night out with your international arbitration friends?

Step 1: Register for the Pub Quiz

Step 2: Share this invite with your network

Step 3: On Monday 19 September at 5:30 pm, start walking to the pub: The Voodoo Rooms

Step 4: At 6pm, be the first to witness the Big Reveal, the exciting launch of the new Kluwer Arbitration, followed immediately by the Kluwer Arbitration Blog Quiz, led by moderators Crina Baltag and Michael McIlwrath, commentators Annette Magnusson, Baiju Vasani, and Saadia Bhatty, and illustrious scorekeeper Abhinav Bhushan

Step 5: Participate in the quiz and win prizes! Or just enjoy the show.  Drinks & snacks are included! Esteemed colleagues from the Arbitration Station and My Arbitration will be present, so make sure to say ‘hello’ to them, too!

Step 6: If you are coming to Edinburgh for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog Quiz, consider also attending the ICCA Congress which has been scheduled to take place during the same week as the Quiz.

Step 7: After the Kluwer Arbitration Blog Quiz ends at around 8:30 pm, continue to enjoy the night life in Edinburgh!

In the meantime, make sure to train vigorously! Here are some oldies but goodies from previously published Kluwer Quizzes:

The procedural device known in the USA as “depositions”, oral testimony taken in advance of a hearing, is routinely used in the domestic arbitration of which other countries?

  1. England and Wales
  2. Germany
  3. Australia
  4. Singapore
  5. Brazil
  6. None of the above

Answer: F, none of the above. The almost complete absence of deposition practice from legal systems outside of North America often comes as a surprise to domestic US litigators, who may fail to appreciate that cases can be concluded without the need (or cost) of witness testimony taken well in advance of any hearing in front of the arbitrators (or judges).


Which of the following arbitration institutions once had the practice of publishing on the stock exchange the name of any party that failed to comply with an arbitral award?

  1. The American Arbitration Association in New York (AAA)
  2. The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  3. The Court of Arbitration of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Helsinki (FCC)D. Arbitration Centre of Lisbon (ACL) of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Answer: C, The Finnish Chamber of Commerce. This “name and shame” was usual practice in Helsinki in the early part of the 20th century, and was said to be effective in encouraging compliance.


The “Singapore Convention” for the enforcement of mediated settlements was introduced at the 2014 UNCITRAL Working Group II session by which country?

  1. Singapore
  2. The United States of America
  3. Ecuador
  4. Australia
  5. The Netherlands

Answer: E, The United States of America submitted a proposal for the enforcement of mediated settlements at the end of the UNCITRAL Working Group II’s 62nd Session in New York, in July 2014. (Ecuador was the first country to endorse the USA’s proposal when it was subsequently introduced for discussion in Vienna.) At the UNCITRAL working group session in June 2018, 27 countries spoke in favour of Singapore hosting the signing ceremony and naming the convention after the country. The UN General Assembly passed a resolution to this effect on 20 December 2018. The broad support for this name may also have been influenced by the successful chairing of the working group sessions conducted by Singaporean Natalie Yu-Lin Morris-Sharma.  The Convention was opened for signature on 7 August 2019.


Which jurisdiction has enacted legislation to empower arbitrators to impose “exemplary costs” on parties seeking adjournments? 

  1. Myanmar
  2. Vietnam
  3. India
  4. South Africa

Answer: C, Article 24(1) of the Indian Arbitration Act provides that, with respect to hearings, “the arbitral tribunal….may impose costs including exemplary costs on the party seeking adjournment without any sufficient cause.”


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