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A course in international commercial arbitration held in Vilnius

n 26 March, a one-day training course in commercial arbitration was held at the Narutis Hotel in Vilnius. Mr. William B. McLaughlin, FCIArb, and Ms. Yulia S Chernykh, FCIArb led the course. Mr. Stuart Ness, the Training Course Director of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators European branch, was also present.

The course was organised jointly by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE. Mr. Vilius Bernatonis, head of the Baltic States branch of CIArb and partner at TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE, noted on the occasion: “The commercial arbitration as a method of regulation of business conflicts is gaining recognition in the Baltics. This was a milestone event, as for the first time in our region the attendees were given an opportunity of becoming Associates of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The fact that commercial arbitration is a truly universal method, not limited to one practice, was once again underlined by the much appreciated sponsorship of the event by the law firms Sorainen and Glimsted.”

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for the development of arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution at all levels. The Institute was founded in 1915 and now has over 12,000 members in more than 100 countries and it is a not-for-profit charity, which works in the public interest through its international network of more than 30 Branches and Chapters.