A checklist for hearings to be conducted under any arbitration rules or administered by any institution was recently published by Hafez Virjee of Delos Dispute Resolution and Maria Hauser-Morel of Hanefeld provides guidance for parties, counsel and arbitrators when holding hearings in times of COVID-19.

Parties, counsel and arbitrators are recommended to hold a conference call to discuss the questions raised in the checklist, which can also serve as an agenda for such call. 

The checklist will be continuously updated. Comments, suggested edits, or resources to recommend in addition to the World Health Organisation (WHO) sources cited in the checklist, are welcomed and can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read the checklist  here: https://delosdr.org/index.php/2020/03/12/checklist-on-holding-hearings-in-times-of-covid-19/.

If you have planned a hearing in the near future at VIAC premises, please get in touch with your case manager as we have to assess on a case-by-case basis whether holding the hearing is still feasible.