ICC International Court of Arbitration launches Young Arbitrators Forum YAF in a conference in Barcelona

ICC International Court of Arbitration is hosting a weekend conference in Barcelona 27 to 29 June for lawyers and in-house counsel under the age of 40. The conference marks the launch of the new Young Arbitrators Forum YAF by ICC to strengthen links with the young arbitration community. The conference will be held in collaboration with the YAF US chapter.

Jason Fry, Secretary General of ICC International Court of Arbitration said that the ICC Court is delighted to welcome young arbitration practitioners and corporate counsel to learn from some of the worlds most distinguished arbitrators and professionals. This is the first of what we hope will be an ongoing programme of events tailored to the new generation of arbitration professionals. Continue reading ICC International Court of Arbitration launches Young Arbitrators Forum YAF in a conference in Barcelona

2008 International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution

2008 International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution

The 2008 International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution will take place in Victoria, British Columbia. This important conference will held at venues including Royal Roads University, and the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific on Vancouver Island June 18-19, 2008. The photograph is of Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University. The Forum has as its purpose the bringing together of the world’s leading practitioners, academics, theorists, and online negotiation application developers, to share information, and to create a vehicle for ODR education.

The 2008 International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution in Victoria will build on the research, applications and field development discussed at other international ODR meetings and workshops that were held in Geneva (2002 and 2003), Edinburgh (2003), Melbourne (2004), Bologna (2005), Brussels (2005), Cairo (2006), and Palo Alto (2007), Liverpool (2007) and Hong Kong (2007).

The 2008 International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution will consist of two days of plenary sessions and breakout sessions. The Forum brings together the world’s leading practitioners, academics, students, and civil society to discuss the resolution of disputes using online technologies. These disputes may range from b2c (Business to consumer) to the prevention of human rights violations in conflict regions, to reconciliation of opposing groups in armed conflict, to disputes over intellectual property on the internet. It also brings together the leading technology developers who design conflict resolution platforms for use legal, commercial, or insurance related disputes (i.e. PayPal). Keynote Speakers The organizing committee of the 2008 International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution notes that we have invited two special keynote speakers, Dr. Vinton Cerf, inventor of the Internet, and Dr. Jose Ramos Horta, Pax Nobel 1996 and President of East Timor). The presence of these notable persons on the world stage as our special guests indicates the importance and relevance of the Forum’s deliberations. The keynote speakers will add their unique perspectives on the possible uses of technology and the Internet to resolve disputes and create peace. Continue reading 2008 International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution

European Union and Israeli initiatives on arbitration and dispute resolution

The European Commission-sponsored program known as ADR-MEDA presented last week an intensive workshop and forum on the Israel Bar in Tel Aviv. The workshop was attended by leading experts in mediation to discuss alternative dispute resolution (ADR) issues in the legal and business community in Israel and the EU. The workshop and forum were both presented by Manon Schonewille of the Netherlands, the executive director of ACB Group.

Besides the workshop and forum, Schonewille used her visit in Israel to promote mutual efforts to advance awareness, acceptance and the use of international arbitration and mediation in the MEDA countries (Israel, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and West Bank & Gaza), with special attention to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The intention of the European Commission’s initiative is to assist SMEs to resolve international commercial disputes arising from business transactions between Middle Eastern countries and EU-based companies, in order to enhance business transactions between companies based in two or more Middle East countries. Continue reading European Union and Israeli initiatives on arbitration and dispute resolution

Arbitration forum in Bahrain

Arbitration forum in Bahrain

Bahrain will host a 10-day conference on arbitration which is expected to be attended by international experts. The event, beginning on November 10, will focus on settling commercial disputes between Islamic financial establishments and will offer solutions based on Islamic law.

Speakers include UN General Assembly president Shaikha Haya bint Rashid Al Khalifa, International Court of Arbitration chairman Pierre Tercier and president of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce Institute of International Business Law Serge Lazarev. Continue reading Arbitration forum in Bahrain

World Chambers Competition finalists announced

Judges have finished evaluating the entries for the 2007 World Chambers Competition and have announced the 20 finalists who have made it to the last round of the competition, which will take place in Istanbul in July.
With over 55 entries from 38 countries received this year, the competition has been the most popular and diverse in its history. All finalists will be invited to present their projects to the international judging panel at the Fifth World Chambers Congress in Istanbul from 4-6 July 2007. Continue reading World Chambers Competition finalists announced

International Online Dispute Resolution Competition Invitation 2006

International Online Dispute Resolution Competition Invitation 2006

The 5th Anniversary International Competitions for Online Dispute Resolution are open for registration! The free competitions offer law students worldwide an opportunity to practice and demonstrate their ADR and litigation skills working in a technological environment on the international plane.

The only requirements are that students have access to the internet and permission of a faculty member to participate. Student competitors are evaluated anonymously by experienced professionals from ADR and Litigation from around the world
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Seventh annual online dispute resolution Cyberweek

Seventh annual online dispute resolution Cyberweek

The Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts (CITDR) invites you to participate in the seventh annual online dispute resolution Cyberweek.

This is an all-online Web based conference with no fee for participation and registration. A few of the opportunities planned for Cyberweek include: Continue reading Seventh annual online dispute resolution Cyberweek

4th Annual International Competitions for Online Dispute Resolution – ICODR 2005

Registration for the 4th Annual International Competitions for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR 2005) is open again. The competitions will be held early next year.
The goal is to enhance worldwide law student understanding of online dispute resolution. Competitions are being held again in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration and a prototype litigation competition is being started this year. ICODR is open to law students anywhere in the world and is free. Continue reading 4th Annual International Competitions for Online Dispute Resolution – ICODR 2005

Harvard Law School recently captured the U.S. championship of the 2004 P. Jessup

International Law Moot Court Competition, defeating the University of Georgia and Columbia University in elimination rounds. The HLS team consisted of second-year students Naomi Loewith and Hugo Torres, first-year student Erica Fung, and third-year student Nathaniel Stankard. In addition to winning the national title, the team advanced to the world quarterfinals before being defeated by eventual finalist Singapore.

Harvard won the right to represent the northeast region of the United States in international competition after claiming victory in the regional championship held in February. This year marked the sixth consecutive year that a team from Harvard Law School has attended the international rounds, which this year included 94 teams from 80 nations. Those competitors were drawn from 529 teams from 85 countries.

Widely recognized as the most prestigious international law moot court competition in the world, the Jessup was co-founded by Harvard Law school in 1959. This year’s problem addressed the jurisdiction and admissibility of cases before the International Criminal Court, as well as the legality of Security Council actions. Continue reading Harvard Law School recently captured the U.S. championship of the 2004 P. Jessup

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