Conflict Resolution|Uncategorized

Apple’s Terms and Conditions

Conflict Resolution|Uncategorized

Apple’s Terms and Conditions

The invaluable publisher Drawn and Quarterly has ventured smack dab into current legal controversy with the February 2017 release of Terms and Conditions: The Graphic Novel, by Robert Sikoryak. The artist has taken the complete text of the iTunes Terms and Conditions and set them to graphic comics form.  Moreover, each...

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Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

International ADR “Boot Camp” in London

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

International ADR “Boot Camp” in London

Many are the contracts contemplating cross-border purchases, but still sporting conventional forum selection clauses.  Many clients' businesses are running ahead of their attorneys' experience, resulting in contracts like a Florida company shipping to Bolivia, but calling for litigation in Tampa. Ever try to translate a judgment issued a Florida state court...

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Conflict Resolution|Europe|systems design

Two Passions at Once

Conflict Resolution|Europe|systems design

Two Passions at Once

Those who know me, know that I am an avid enthusiast of Richard Wagner's theatre works.  This year alone I have attended a Ring Cycle in Washington, a performance of Das Rheingold in Chicago, a new productions of Tristan und Isolde at the Metropolitan Opera, another Tristan at the English...

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Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

Global Pound Conferences: Singapore Report

Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

Global Pound Conferences: Singapore Report

We have previously noted the series of convenings under the auspices of the International Mediation Institute, Herbert Smith Freehills, and others, under the title "Global Pound Conference."  The first was held in Singapore in March of this year, and a formal report on the proceedings, as well as a analysis...

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Conflict Resolution|Teaching

Upcoming Volume on Transforming Justice and Lawyers

Conflict Resolution|Teaching

Upcoming Volume on Transforming Justice and Lawyers

Prof. Marjorie Silver of Touro Law Center has sent me the proofs of a book that she is editing, scheduled to be released in January 2017 by Carolina Academic Press.  Titled Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law, the volume collects brave and insightful essays on the sometimes uncomfortable...

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Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

Keynote at Asian Mediation Conference

Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

Keynote at Asian Mediation Conference

I was honored to address the 4th Conference of the Asian Mediation Association in Beijing,  held 20-21 October, 2016, as a keynote speaker.  My remarks appear below. * * * What the West Can Learn from Chinese Mediation by Peter Phillips[1] I first visited China almost 15 years ago as a representative of the CPR...

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Conflict Resolution|Courts|International|Mediation|Uncategorized

Report from Asian Mediation Association Conference

Conflict Resolution|Courts|International|Mediation|Uncategorized

Report from Asian Mediation Association Conference

I write from Beijing, where the two-day Conference of the Asian Mediation Association has been held, organized by the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Mediation Centers.  I was very excited to return to Beijing after nine years' absence and to meet so many like-minded, but differently-situated, colleagues. The...

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