Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

Stories Mediators Tell – World Edition

Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

Stories Mediators Tell – World Edition

Many of the presentations at the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Meeting introduced new books in the field.  A notable example was Prof. Lela Love and her co-editor Glen Parker explaining the ongoing effort to open up mediation to people around the world who have may not have experienced it by...

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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|Europe|International|Teaching

International Dispute Resolution in London

Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Teaching

International Dispute Resolution in London

Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, reserved a spot in their NPR show "Car Talk" for what they called the Shameless Commerce Division.  I'm taking a page from their book by bringing your attention to a CLE event that is quite special -- five mornings in London during the week...

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Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Courts|Employment|Europe

Consumer Arbitration in Context

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Courts|Employment|Europe

Consumer Arbitration in Context

The publication by the New York Times of a series of highly-critical front-page articles on arbitration of consumer and employment disputes has stirred the pot among practitioners, academics, and others with a stake in Alternative Dispute Resolution.  The reportage was flawed, as some in our community were quick to point...

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Conflict Resolution|Courts|Europe|International|Mediation

Mediation in Turkey

Conflict Resolution|Courts|Europe|International|Mediation

Mediation in Turkey

A recent trip to Turkey included a delightful visit at the offices of leading Turkish law firm Hergüner Bilgen Özeke and several of its members, including H. Tolga Danisman.  Tolga and I met in the most recent convening of the UIA World Mediation Forum, in Amsterdam, and it was a...

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Conflict Resolution|Europe

ODR from a European Perspective

Conflict Resolution|Europe

ODR from a European Perspective

In the final report from the June 2015 convening of the UIA World Mediation Forum, Elena Koltsaki of Thessalonia, Greece, led a panel addressing online dispute resolution (ODR) from an EU perspective.  She noted two principles at the outset:  First, a central goal of EU regulation is consumer protection and the...

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