On 1st September 2018, the Social and Psychological Underpinnings of European Commercial Arbitration project commenced. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the University of Leicester, this five year, £1 million project will be conducted by a diverse team of researchers from seven different countries. Using a range of empirical techniques, the research will attempt to understand how arbitration is influenced by social and psychological processes.
Egypt Interviews and Focus Groups
From 27 October to 11 November, principal investigator Mr Tony Cole (Reader in Arbitration and Investment Law, University of Leicester School of Law) and Joshua Karton (Associate Professor and Associate Dean at Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Canada) conducted a series of interviews and focus groups with arbitration stakeholders in Egypt. The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration was very supportive of the research and hosted many of the interview and focus groups throughout the trip. These interviews will act as a ‘control group’ for the European research which will begin in the first half of 2019.