No great surprises here and - despite the inevitable spin - not a Brexit issue as I see it. Arbitrating parties want English law and English law expertise, for which London remains dominant. Interesting to see Singapore in third place.
London and Paris have reinforced their dominance in international arbitration, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with White & Case. More than 900 arbitrators, in-house and external counsel ranked as the two most preferred seats, at 64 per cent and 53 per cent respectively. However, London has moved ahead of Paris by a margin of more than 10 per cent since the last study in 2015, with the next positions going to Singapore, Hong Kong and Geneva respectively