Ask An Expert: Julian Copeman

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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

A Brief Look At The Empirical Findings On International Arbitration: A Summary

ilsnkt1imxe-mari-helin-tuominen.jpgThe original article Empirical Findings on International Arbitration: An Overview by Christopher R. Drahozal from the University of Kansas, discusses newly (and not so new) available international arbitration data generated through arbitration institutions, scholarly research, or commentator analysis 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

Workshop On The Implementation Of The Mediation Directive

euflagI recently had the opportunity to attend a workshop on the implementation of Directive 2008/52/EC on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters (the Mediation Directive) that took place in the European Parliament on the 29 November 2016. 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