Mark Appel, an independent international Arbitrator, Mediator, Consultant and Trainer, discusses online dispute resolution (ODR), cybersecurity and the impact of technology on the dispute resolution process.
With around half of the Global Pound Conference (GPC) events now behind us, well over a thousand delegates have experienced for themselves attending a GPC event. So what’s it like? Put simply, the experience is unlike any other dispute resolution conference… Read More ›
Claudia Winkler, Negotiation Trainer and the Director of the IBA-VIAC CDRC Vienna Mediation and Negotiation Competition, discusses legal education, the future of ADR and the importance of negotiation skills in transforming the culture of dispute resolution.
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of our lives. Digitalisation has transformed the way we communicate, work, access information and consume goods. However, while making many things easier, the use of technology also creates new problems… Read More ›
While key elements of confidentiality are important to commercial arbitration and mediation, many aspects of the process are needlessly shielded from transparency, and as a result preclude awareness, understanding and confidence. Increasingly one sees that greater insight into arbitration and… Read More ›
The Paris GPC drew a huge crowd, with approximately 300 attendees, and was jam packed with discussions from 8am until 8pm. Taking place during Paris Arbitration Week, with numerous events held across the French capital, there was a strong emphasis on arbitration alongside other… Read More ›
Juan Antonio Ruiz, Partner at Cuatrecasas in Barcelona, Spain, discusses a number of significant disputes trends, including hybrid clauses, online dispute resolution and the growth of mediation.
A summary of the aggregate data from seven GPC events (Singapore, Mexico City, Lagos, New York, Geneva, Toronto and Madrid) was recently published on the GPC website. The Mediator Academy has distilled the report down into 10 interesting takeaways. The infographic focuses on the key… Read More ›
Business schools (though, sadly, few law schools) teach negotiation skills and techniques, but more often as an elective than as a core subject. Most people emerge from business schools and law schools as instinctive positional bargainers expressing themselves in the… Read More ›
Recent events demonstrate (as if this were needed) that communication techniques have undergone a Copernican revolution of incredible magnitude. One evolution has left many of us incredulous, punch-drunk, disoriented and either jubilant or furious, all at once. At the same… Read More ›