SIFoCC Resources

Report of the first SIFoCC meeting 

Details and findings of the inaugural meeting of the SIFoCC membership which took place 4-5 May 2017 in London.

Report of the second SIFoCC meeting

Details and findings of the second meeting of the SIFoCC membership which took place 27-28 September in New York.

Multilateral Memorandum on Enforcement

The first edition of the SIFoCC Multilateral Memorandum on Enforcement of Commercial Judgments for Money was published in summer 2019. In this, around 30 jurisdictions describe to each other how an overseas commercial judgment for money may most simply and practically be enforced in their jurisdiction.

SIFoCC Presumptions of Best Practice in Case Management

The product of SIFoCC’s first international working group provides a succinct approach to what constitutes best practice in Case Management. Individual courts can use this to develop more particular approaches, rules or practice notes suitable for their individual requirements, situations, legislative contexts and circumstances.

SIFoCC Covid-19 Memorandum and SIFoCC Covid-19 Annex A

These documents detail the way courts from across the world are responding to the COVID 19 pandemic and is a collaborative effort of the SIFoCC membership. They provide a concise snap shot of the different ways in which justice systems have adapted in the current circumstances, and the future implications.

Publications relevant to the SIFoCC membership

Artificial Intelligence and Legal Decision-Making – The Wide Open?

Prof Maxi Scherer’s article “Artificial Intelligence and Legal Decision-Making – The Wide Open?” provides an insight into the use of AI in the context of arbitral and judicial decision making. The article examines the use of different methodologies in predicting decisions before going on to explore the issues around data and AI. (16 March 2020)

The New Litigation Landscape – International Commercial Courts and Procedural Innovations

In this article, Sir William Blair considers why new International Commercial Court around the world have been created, and the rationale for specialist commercial jurisdictions.  He discusses procedural innovations, the impact of technology, enforcement, and the part played by SIFoCC. (6 April 2020)

Victor – Beauty or the Beast

Judge Isabela Ferari and Lawyer Daniel Becker share their thoughts in this interesting thought piece on the way in which the Supreme Court of Brazil is using AI to reduce the initial analysis time of petitioned cases from 40 minutes to a few seconds. The pros and cons of this are discussed, sparking a healthy discussion around the ethical and practical uses of Artificial Intelligence in justice systems around the world. (22 June 2020)