Just like in sports, statistics published by international arbitration institutions paint more than a story of the number of “points/goals/tries scored” by an institution during a year.

The usual headline statistic in international arbitration is the number of claims filed. However, more so than in any other year since possibly the global financial crisis in 2008, the arbitral institution statistics published for 2020 provide more than simply confirmation of the steady increase in the number of arbitrations being conducted.