The Irish High Court & UNCITRAL: Arbitration Ireland & Ireland for Law join Paris Arbitration Week 2022

28 March 2022

The UNCITRAL Model Law in practice – experience from the Irish High Court

Paris Arbitration Week, which runs from 28 March, to the 1 April is the world’s largest gathering of international arbitration practitioners, with over 50 separate events including conferences and seminars.

Arbitration Ireland and Ireland for Law will host one of those events at the Irish Embassy in Paris on Tuesday 29 March as an opportunity to engage with lawyers and counsel on the arbitration culture and developments in Ireland.

The enactment of a new legislative framework in the form of the Arbitration Act 2010 brought Ireland into line with international best practice. In the years since then, the Irish courts have encountered an increasing volume of matters pertaining to arbitration which has led to the welcome development of a robust body of case law and legal principles.

The purpose of this upcoming discussion as part of a series of Paris Arbitration Week events, will be to analyse the role which the Irish High Court has played in hearing applications under the Act.

  • What has been the trend since 2010?
  • What type of specific issues is the High Court confronted with?
  • What is the stance taken?
  • To what extent does the High Court rely on the jurisprudence from other Model Law jurisdictions?
  • What is the predominant purpose of the High Court in interacting with arbitration proceedings?

These are some of the questions which will be discussed by our speakers, and provide a platform to understand the needs and experiences of those considering Ireland as a forum for arbitral dispute resolution.

Two members of the Bar of Ireland with substantial expertise in this field will debate these issues. as well as outline where they see the future of arbitration in this jurisdiction.

Colm Ó hOisín SC (former President of Arbitration Ireland and a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2015-2021)

Louise Reilly BL (current Irish Member of the ICC Court of Arbitration and a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators) brings many years of experience as a practitioner in the field of international arbitration.

For further information on the content of this seminar, or to make contact with the speakers for further commentary, please contact

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