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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Europe|Mediation

ADR Center to Conduct New Survey of ADR in Europe

Europe|Mediation

ADR Center to Conduct New Survey of ADR in Europe

Our friend Giuseppe De Palo reports that the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (“JURI”) will discuss mediation again at the February 26, 2015, ‘Civil Law & Justice Forum’ in Brussels, and the ADR Center has been asked to present a follow-up to its 2014 study, “Rebooting the Mediation Directive.”   The Center has prepared a...

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