As Arbitrator Bias Claims Rise, Disclosure Standards Evolve


Julie Bédard Jennifer Permesly Danuta Egle Kristina Fridman

Partner Jennifer Permesly and associates Danuta Egle and Kristina Fridman discuss the proliferation of post-award challenges to arbitrators’ alleged conflicts of interest and explain why parties should consider setting standards for disclosures. The authors detail the International Bar Association’s 2024 update of its conflict of interest guidelines, which, among other revisions, expands the nature and types of relationships that must be disclosed.