Les Schiefelbein to Participate in 2019 Seoul International Arbitration Week

Les is pleased to be invited to participate in this year’s Seoul International Arbitration Week.  On Thursday September 19th, Les will be a speaker at the KCAB Next & HK45 Seminar and HKIAC Seminar. The panel Les will participate in is titled “Technical Innovation in International Arbitration: How is New Technology Changing Arbitration.” On Friday September 20th, […]

Crenguta Leaua and Les Schiefelbein Participated in Business Leaders Discussion on Science, Technology and Arbitration in Bucharest

On the evening of June 6th, Crenguta Leaua and Les Schiefelbein led a discussion with 20 business leaders from Romania and France on Science, Technology and Arbitration. The discussion was from 5pm to 7:30pm at the Hilton Hotel in Bucharest and covered arbitration in a broad range of industries and centered on artificial intelligence. The […]

California—A Rising Star Among International Arbitration Seats, by Gary Benton and Katalin Meier

The International Arbitration Spotlight on California California’s new international arbitration legislation, Article 1.5 of the California International Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation Act, effective January 1, 2019, promises to improve California’s standing as an international arbitration seat and, in so doing, provide new opportunities for all international arbitration practitioners. International arbitration is the preferred dispute resolution […]

SVAMC First Annual All-Members Meeting

Dear SVAMC Members, As you know, SVAMC conducted its First Annual All-Member Meeting on April 30th at Farella Braun + Martell in San Francisco. With Gary and Chris, I want to thank Rod Thompson and his team for hosting the meeting. A thank you to Bill Seward and Amy for their great assistance in planning the All-Member […]

The Reasonable Arbitrator

There are many elements that come together to make a good Arbitrator. These include particulars as to knowledge, skill and demeanor. Of all, the ability to appreciate what is reasonable is often the most critically important skill an Arbitrator should possess. Ironically, reasonableness is also the most elusive skill there is. You can’t find it […]

Article by David Allgeyer & Harrie Samaras Featured in ABA Section of Intellectual Property’s Landslide Magazine

Just out in Landslide Magazine: “A Dozen Tips for Technology-Related Mediations and Arbitrations” by SVAMC Tech List Appointees Harrie Samaras and David Allgeyer. November/December 2018 Issue, page 16. In this issue, Harrie and David take up the dozen most important things to bear in mind when mediating or arbitrating technology-related disputes. For even more information on […]