Arbitration|International|Mediation

Med/Arb Redux

Arbitration|International|Mediation

Med/Arb Redux

Also at the UIA Forum in Amsterdam, a panel on “Med/Arb: Myth or Reality!” was offered, complete with exclamation mark.  The panelists were from the US and the UK, which seemed odd inasmuch as I had understood that the practice of med/arb -- that is, of wearing more than one...

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Conflict Resolution|International

ADR and Challenges to Governmental Acton

Conflict Resolution|International

ADR and Challenges to Governmental Acton

The 21st meeting of the UIA’s World Forum of Mediation Centers took place in beautiful Amsterdam on June 5 and 6, 2015.  Co-Presidents Fabienne van der Vleugel and Colin Wall welcomed delegates mainly from Europe and the United States.  The first topic discussed was the use of mediation in public...

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Conflict Resolution|International

The "Global Pound Conference" — CORRECTION

Conflict Resolution|International

The "Global Pound Conference" — CORRECTION

The International Mediation Institute has been bouncing around an intriguing idea – a replication of the fabled 1976 Pound Conference, but on a global scale and an internet-enabled synchronous platform.  I’m unclear whether this event will actually come to fruition, and the IMI organizers, true to form, have already “Pounded”...

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Conflict Resolution|International

New Journal of Online Dispute Resolution

Conflict Resolution|International

New Journal of Online Dispute Resolution

Ironically, the first issue of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution arrived a few weeks ago in hard copy by the US Postal Service.  It is a very welcome addition to the very few serious legal publications that I pay close attention to. ...

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Arbitration|International

Arbitration, Financial Services Disputes, and Derivatives

Arbitration|International

Arbitration, Financial Services Disputes, and Derivatives

James Freeman of Allen & Overy has written a concise, informative and forward-looking article in the IBA's publication Business Law International that offers a clear-eyed look at the state of arbitrated conflict resolution in the financial services industry and points to the Arbitration Guide recently published by the International Swaps...

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Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation|Teaching

ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation|Teaching

ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

Professionally, I am not given to bedazzlement.  I am not among those who claim transformative or quasi-spiritual attributes to what (to me) really boils down to the learn-able professional skill of mediating business disputes.  So when friends have reported their experiences attending the ICC International Mediation Competition with tears streaming...

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