Ask An Expert: Julian Copeman


Julian Copeman, Managing Partner of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Greater China offices, discusses dispute resolutions trends, data and the increasing role of technology in resolving disputes.





What do you hope the GPC will achieve?

The intention for Hong Kong GPC was to bring together stakeholders from across the disputes market to discuss the issues that face parties at the front line of disputes in Hong Kong, and indeed over 200 people attended on the day. We gained rich and valuable data and from that, we are hoping, will reach some real and tangible recommendations for change.  Continue reading

Ask An Expert: Diego Gosis


Diego Gosis, an Arbitrator and a Florida Foreign Legal Consultant at GST LLP in Miami, speaks about the digitalisation of dispute resolution and the benefits of increased cultural diversity in the field.

What is your current role in dispute resolution?

I am a provider and an advisor of dispute resolution services. I work as counsel and arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes.

I became interested in developing a career in dispute resolution when I realised that it was an area of practice where your success most depends on your legal skills, as opposed to the size of your firm or other non-legal factors. Also, it is one of the most international areas of practice, and the prospect of learning about and arguing issues under a variety of legal regimes was an interesting challenge. Continue reading

MediatorTV: Episode 5



In this week’s video episode, Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies, report from the Kremlin where the Justice, Mediation and Social Justice Conference is taking place. Continue reading

Dawn Of Technology In Dispute Resolution

horizonThe growth of online shopping, online financial trading, online banking to online tuition, emphasises our growing dependence on technology and online communication. Technology has changed almost all areas of human existence, and dispute resolution is no exception. The internet and the use of computers are now an integral part of our lives.

We live in an inescapable world of technology; this extends to law practice in the form of online dispute resolution (ODR). ODR is the use of information and communication technologies to assist parties to manage, transform and resolve their differences/conflicts. ODR is, of course, a broad field with many facets, based on technology supported third party intervention efforts aimed at dispute resolution, peace-building or conflict management. Continue reading