Can We Still Be Friends? London As A Global Seat Of Arbitration Post-Brexit

broken Wedding Rings symbolize the BrexitMichael McIlwrath, Global Chief Litigation Counsel for GE Oil & Gas opened his recent article An Unamicable Separation: Brexit Consequences for London as a Premier Seat of International Dispute Resolution in Europe with the following quote, attributed to the most prolific of all authors, ‘unknown’:

“I try not to think of divorce as failing at marriage but rather winning at bitterness and resentment.” Continue reading

Asia, Arbitration And Third Party Funding

HK skyline.jpgHistorically, third party funding has been prohibited in many Asian jurisdictions, including the busy litigation markets of Hong Kong and Singapore. However, recent changes to regulations on third party funding in both jurisdictions are likely to be a further boost to the region, which has already become popular destination for arbitration – overtaking many traditional competitors. Continue reading

Singapore Has Taken The Lead In Regulating Agreements To Mediate

singapore-dayIt is no secret that Singapore strives to be Asia’s dispute resolution hub. Today, it is one step closer to establishing itself as the leader in innovative mediation laws. On 10 January 2017, the Mediation Bill, which was proposed on 7 November 2016, was passed by the Singaporean parliament. Continue reading

GPC Voting Trends: Strong Preferences For Prevention And Non-adjudicative Processes

photo-1451187580459-43490279c0faThe publication of two recent Summaries of GPC voting patterns through the end of 2016 gives us the data to venture some preliminary observations about trends for the future of dispute resolution. Continue reading

MediatorTV: Episode 6

 

 
In their latest video episode, Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies focus on the 6th Paris Biennial On Negotiation. They debate the future of the opening session and joint sessions, before looking at a new form of mediation sweeping the globe.  Continue reading

Evaluating Arbitrators: You Be The Judge

thumb valuation icons on cement conceptIn 2007/8, I set up a now long-since defunct website (disputesloop.com) with the lofty aim of introducing some transparency into the appointment process of ADR neutrals. At its core, the site offered a battery of neutrals’ CVs supplemented with free-form written feedback from users. Continue reading

Ask An Expert: Diego Gosis

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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