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ICSID and UNCITRAL Release Version Two of the Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in International Investment Dispute author.

ICSID and UNCITRAL Release Version Two of the Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in International Investment Dispute

ICSID and UNCITRAL have just released an update to the draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in International Investment Disputes. This...

By Stacie Strong
Margin Debt Hits An All-time High of $814 Million. Any Arbitration Implications? author.

Margin Debt Hits An All-time High of $814 Million. Any Arbitration Implications?

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) blog, here. Margin debt in February grew to $814 million,...

By George Friedman
Arbitration Conversation No. 55: Jan Martinez, Director, Gould ADR Program, Stanford Law School author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 55: Jan Martinez, Director, Gould ADR Program, Stanford Law School

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Janet Martinez, Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program; Director, Gould Alternative...

By Janet Martinez, Amy Schmitz
GAO Report Says Arbitration Has Impacted Servicemember Rights, But to what Extent is Unclear author.

GAO Report Says Arbitration Has Impacted Servicemember Rights, But to what Extent is Unclear

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has released a Report...

By George Friedman
Prehearing Issues Raised by Virtual Hearings of FINRA Arbitrations author.

Prehearing Issues Raised by Virtual Hearings of FINRA Arbitrations

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has made significant changes to the arbitration process in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

By Joel Everest, Josh Jones
FINRA Posts Dispute Resolution Stats Through February: A Decent Month After a Rough Start to the Year author.

FINRA Posts Dispute Resolution Stats Through February: A Decent Month After a Rough Start to the Year

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog, here. FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) posted case statistics through February...

By George Friedman
Right to a Physical Hearing Project: The Release of 20 New Reports Reinforces Core Trends and Important Divergences author.

Right to a Physical Hearing Project: The Release of 20 New Reports Reinforces Core Trends and Important Divergences

Several months ago, Co-editors Giacomo Rojas Elgueta, James Hosking and Yasmine Lahlou, in collaboration with ICCA, released a number of...

By Stacie Strong
PRC Court Sets Aside Cryptocurrency Award on Public Interest Grounds author.

PRC Court Sets Aside Cryptocurrency Award on Public Interest Grounds

This article first appeared on Arbitration Notes by Herbert Smith Freehills, here. Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court has ordered that an...

By Helen Tang, Anthony Crockett, Briana Young
Article 12(9) of new ICC Rules: is party autonomy really being eroded? author.

Article 12(9) of new ICC Rules: is party autonomy really being eroded?

First published on Thomson Reuters Practical Law Arbitration Blog, here. The principle of party autonomy is expressed and enshrined in...

By Ruth Hosking
FAIR Act Published. It’s Pretty Much the Same as the Last Iteration author.

FAIR Act Published. It’s Pretty Much the Same as the Last Iteration

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog, here. The recently-introduced Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act has been...

By George Friedman
Five Lessons Learned From My First Virtual Arbitration—Including Be Sure to Wear Sunscreen author.

Five Lessons Learned From My First Virtual Arbitration—Including Be Sure to Wear Sunscreen

This article first eppared on the JAMS ADR Blog, here. I just finished my first virtual arbitration, which involved a...

By Adrienne Publicover
Arbitration Conversation No. 50: Chittu Nagarajan, Founder and CEO of CREKODR.com author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 50: Chittu Nagarajan, Founder and CEO of CREKODR.com

In this special 50th episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Chittu Nagarajan, Founder and CEO of CREKODR.com and former...

By Chittu Nagarajan, Amy Schmitz
Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 9 author.

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 9

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about witness examinations during...

By Julie Hopkins, Rachel Goedken, Linda Michler, Amy Schmitz
AAA Stats, 4th Qtr. 2020: Consumer & Employment Case Information Updates author.

AAA Stats, 4th Qtr. 2020: Consumer & Employment Case Information Updates

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert Blog, here. AAA Award Data is updated quarterly by the American...

By George Friedman
Arbitration Conversation No. 49: Michael Waibel, Professor of international law, University of Vienna author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 49: Michael Waibel, Professor of international law, University of Vienna

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Michael Waibel, Professor of international law at the University of Vienna....

By Michael Waibel, Amy Schmitz
They’re Baaaack! Democrats Reintroduce Anti-PDAA Bills author.

They’re Baaaack! Democrats Reintroduce Anti-PDAA Bills

This aritcle first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog, here. As we confidently predicted, the Democrats have reintroduced...

By George Friedman
ICSID Releases Statistics For Record Year 2020 author.

ICSID Releases Statistics For Record Year 2020

This article was first published on Herbert Smith Freehills Arbitration Notes, here. The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes...

By Andrew Cannon, Vanessa Naish, Jerome Temme
The Presidents and Arbitration: From Washington to Biden: An Update author.

The Presidents and Arbitration: From Washington to Biden: An Update

This article first appeared on Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) blog, here. I’m again updating my 2016 blog post on the...

By George Friedman
The New ICC Arbitration Rules author.

The New ICC Arbitration Rules

This article first appeared on Morrison & Foerster Client Alerts, here. The International Chamber of Commerce (the ICC) has hit the...

By Chiraag Shah, Gemma Anderson, Pietro Grassi, Matthew Rodin
FINRA DRS Postpones In-Person Hearings through April. Are Virtual Hearings Driving Down Customer Recoveries? These Researchers Say “Yes” author.

FINRA DRS Postpones In-Person Hearings through April. Are Virtual Hearings Driving Down Customer Recoveries? These Researchers Say “Yes”

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert ('SAA') blog, here. FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has...

By George Friedman
District Court Confirms Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award, Denying Arguments that Tribunal was Not Impartial and Enforcement was Contrary to U.S. Public Policy author.

District Court Confirms Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award, Denying Arguments that Tribunal was Not Impartial and Enforcement was Contrary to U.S. Public Policy

This article first appeared on Global Arbitration News by Baker McKenzie, here. Petitioner Pao Tatneft (“Tatneft”), previously OAO Tatneft, initiated...

By Jacob Kaplan, Thomas Tysowsky
Arbitration Conversation No. 46: Arbitrator, Mediator, and Trainer DeAndra Roaché of Cynergis ADR author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 46: Arbitrator, Mediator, and Trainer DeAndra Roaché of Cynergis ADR

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews DeAndra Roaché, an experienced arbitrator, mediator, and trainer, as well as...

By DeAndra Roaché, Amy Schmitz
FINRA Year-end Stats 2020: Average in Some Respects; in Other Ways, a Most Uncommon, Even Unique, Year author.

FINRA Year-end Stats 2020: Average in Some Respects; in Other Ways, a Most Uncommon, Even Unique, Year

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) blog, here. This review of the latest FINRA dispute resolution...

By George Friedman
The Elections are (Finally!) Over: What’s in Store for the Arbitration and the Financial Services Worlds author.

The Elections are (Finally!) Over: What’s in Store for the Arbitration and the Financial Services Worlds

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) blog, here. At long last the 2020 elections are behind...

By George Friedman
Arbitration Conversation No. 45: Prof. Stephen Ware, Kansas University School of Law author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 45: Prof. Stephen Ware, Kansas University School of Law

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Stephen J. Ware, the Frank Edwards Tyler Distinguished Professor of Law...

By Stephen Ware, Amy Schmitz
The Year Ahead: Developments in Global Litigation and Arbitration in 2021 author.

The Year Ahead: Developments in Global Litigation and Arbitration in 2021

This article first appeared on Global Arbitration News by Baker McKenzie, here. The Year Ahead – our publication looking at key...

By Claudia Benavides Galvis, Benjamin Roe
Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 5 author.

Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 5

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about maintaining privacy and...

By DeAndra Roaché, Theo Cheng, Daniel Urbas, George Friedman, Amy Schmitz
Canada – Commercial Dispute “Foundationally Different” from Investor-State Claim author.

Canada – Commercial Dispute “Foundationally Different” from Investor-State Claim

This article first appeared on Urbas Arbitral, here. In lululemon athletica canada inc. v. Industrial Color Productions Inc., 2021 BCSC 15,...

By Daniel Urbas
Arbitration Conversation No. 44: Morenike Obi-Farinde, Founder, ODRAfrica Network author.

Arbitration Conversation No. 44: Morenike Obi-Farinde, Founder, ODRAfrica Network

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Morenike Obi-Farinde, Founder of the ODRAfrica Network and managing partner of...

By Morenike Obi-Farinde, Amy Schmitz
A New EU Directive on Cybersecurity is on the Way: New ‘Cyber Obligations’ for International Arbitration Stakeholders? author.

A New EU Directive on Cybersecurity is on the Way: New ‘Cyber Obligations’ for International Arbitration Stakeholders?

Introduction The conversation about cybersecurity in international arbitration has been going on for quite a while now, perhaps mostly in...

By Wendy Gonzales, Carolina Mauro

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