1st International Law School Negotiation and Mediation Competition

The 1st International Law School Negotiation and Mediation Competition is an interesting competition for law schools worldwide includes the 2008 International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR 2008) in which 270 teams from law schools around the world have competed since its commencement. The competition covers client instruction, case pleading, negotiation and mediation in the field of commercial dispute resolution. Continue reading 1st International Law School Negotiation and Mediation Competition

Building Contract Disputes

I write and annually update Building Contract Disputes: Practice and Precedents (Sweet & Maxwell, London), which includes chapters on ADR, adjudication and arbitration, and a directory of dispute resolution service providers. Continue reading Building Contract Disputes

SEMINAR: Online Arbitration: What Technology can do for Arbitral Institutions

The Online Arbitration: What Technology can do for Arbitral Institutions seminar is free-of-charge and is being presented on two alternative dates: Thursday January 16 or Friday January 17 2002. Brunel University, United Kingdom.

The expectation is that online technology will speed up and reduce the cost of international arbitration proceedings. It is expected to remove the need for sending large quantities of paper through courier services and replace face-to-face meetings by cheaper and easier online video conferencing. This seminar will ask the question “How realistic are these expectations?”

For the last two years the E-Arbitration-T team of lawyers and technologists have been looking at these issues. A key feature of international arbitration is that it delivers a result – the award – that national courts will recognise and enforce. We cannot simply substitute Internet and computer technology without considering the criteria courts will apply in deciding that the award was made properly and fairly within the intent of relevant international law. This seminar will look at the technological options and the rules and procedures necessary to exploit them. It will also examine the need for change in the international legal framework to reap the full technological benefits. Continue reading SEMINAR: Online Arbitration: What Technology can do for Arbitral Institutions