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Remote Hearings as the “New Normal” in Arbitration? : An Analysis of Procedural Principles and Remote Hearings in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

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dc.title Remote Hearings as the “New Normal” in Arbitration? : An Analysis of Procedural Principles and Remote Hearings in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic en
ethesis.faculty Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Law en
ethesis.faculty Juridiska fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingin yliopisto fi University of Helsinki en Helsingfors universitet sv
dct.creator Onimus, Louise
dct.issued 2022 und
dct.abstract In the last two years, the world has been controlled by Covid-19 imposed travel restrictions, lockdowns and social distancing guidelines. Especially in the beginning of the pandemic, court proceedings temporarily came to a halt or suffered significant delays. Contrary to this, in arbitral proceedings, there has been a seamless transition from in-person to remote hearings. Remote hearings are flexible and efficient, but their compliance with procedural principles in arbitration has been called into question and intensely discussed by arbitration professionals. Despite Covid-19 restrictions currently being lifted in many countries, it is possible that remote hearings will become the “new normal”, i.e. the standard procedure in arbitration. This raises the question whether the use of remote hearings as the new default procedure would be in line with procedural principles or if on the contrary remote hearings should only be used occasionally. In order to answer this question, this thesis examines remote hearings together with procedural principles applicable to arbitral proceedings. More importantly, it contains an in-depth analysis of relevant case-law, which helps understand the relationship of remote hearings and procedural principles. The main conclusion that can be drawn is that remote hearings are generally in line with procedural principles, if planned well and conducted without technical difficulties. Possible downsides to remote hearings are outweighed by the many advantages that remote hearings bring to arbitral proceedings, especially flexibility and efficiency. Therefore, if certain safeguards are respected, nothing is standing in the way of remote hearings becoming the “new normal” in arbitral proceedings. en
dct.subject Remote Hearings
dct.subject Procedural Principles
dct.subject Arbitration
dct.subject Covid-19
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
ethesis.thesistype master's thesis en
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dct.identifier.ethesis E-thesisID:26c2ccfc-cf84-4e22-9aaf-e09d42f2340a
ethesis-internal.timestamp.reviewStep 2022-05-30 11:41:37:740
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-202206142407
ethesis.facultystudyline Kansainvälinen yksityisoikeus fi
ethesis.facultystudyline Private International Law en
ethesis.facultystudyline Internationell privaträtt sv
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Kansainvälisen liikejuridiikan maisteriohjelma (International Business Law) fi
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Master's Programme in International Business Law en
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Magisterprogrammet i internationell affärsjuridik sv

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