Our Arbitrators are members of several organizations and attend many conferences and events. As such, neither the arbitrators nor T.H.E. Chambers maintain records of the arbitrators’ fellow members, speakers, or participants, nor do the Arbitrators or T.H.E. Chambers monitor contact lists on LinkedIn and similar sites. Tangential connections in such contexts should not be considered to be relationships that might affect impartiality or independence in the eyes of a reasonable third party. (Canon II, Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes, American Bar Association (2004); General Standard 2, International Bar Association Guidelines for Conflicts of Interest in Commercial Arbitration (2014)).
T.H.E. Chambers and our Arbitrators ask that any party in an arbitration for which any one of our Arbitrators is proposed as arbitrator promptly disclose any facts or circumstances considered relevant to the impartiality or independence of the Arbitrator as soon as that information is reasonably available and, for that purpose, to undertake a reasonable continuing search of publicly available information promptly after learning of our Arbitrator’s prospective appointment as arbitrator.