In the response for the call for more transparency in the appointment process of institutional arbitration, following the International Chamber of Commerce’s actions, VIAC (Vienna International Arbitral Centre) has decided to publish the names of arbitrators acting in current proceedings.
Under the header "VIAC Arbitral Tribunals" at the VIAC website, available are the names of all arbitrators acting in VIAC cases where the file has already been transferred to the arbitral tribunal and which were still pending on 1 January 2017 or were filed after this date.
The list will be updated regularly. It provides information on the appointment method, i.e. if the arbitrator has been appointed by the VIAC-Board or nominated by the parties/co-arbitrators and the date when the case file was handed over to the respective arbitrator. It also shows if the case is still pending or if an arbitrator’s office was prematurely terminated without stating the reasons.
With this new initiative, VIAC is enhancing pellucidity in international arbitration and encourages other arbitral institutions which have not yet joined this path to follow this example.
List of VIAC Arbitral Tribunals at the VIAC website: http://www.viac.eu/en/arbitration/viac-arbitral-tribunals