Brandon Malone led The Scottish Arbitration Centre bid to host the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress in Edinburgh in 2020.

The Edinburgh team faced stiff competition from Copenhagen, Stockholm, Vienna, Vancouver, St Petersburg, and Mexico City.

Donald Donavan, the President of ICCA said

“We are delighted to be going to Edinburgh in 2020, and congratulate the bid committee on having prevailed in the face of stiff competition from a strong field of bidders. After recent ICCA Congresses held in Rio, Singapore and Miami, this year’s event in Mauritius, and a 2018 Congress scheduled for Sydney, ICCA looks forward to bringing the Congress to Europe in 2020. We’re confident that ICCA Edinburgh will provide a spectacular platform from which to pursue ICCA’s mission to address the toughest issues facing international commercial and investment arbitration.”

Commenting on the win, Brandon Malone, who is Chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre said

“It is a great honour to be selected to host the 2020 ICCA Congress. We see this as an important milestone in the development of international commercial arbitration in Scotland, and we look forward to welcoming the arbitration world to Edinburgh.”

See the full press release on the Scottish Arbitration Centre website by clicking here.

The bid process took place at 2016 ICCA Congress held in Mauritius: see the ICCA 2016 website here.

The next congress will take place in Sydney, Australia in 2018. See here for details.