Insider Views on International Dispute Resolution

In January, Tech List Members Jonathan W. Fitch and Philip D. O’Neill, Jr. moderated a program at the Boston Bar Association: “Insider Views on International Dispute Resolution.” SVAMC was a co-sponsor of the event, whose panel members included Secretary General Alexander Fessas of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Mark T. Beaudouin, General Counsel and […]


On January 29-30, 2018, the ICC held its 4th International Arbitration Conference in Panama, an important international business and financial hub. Some 150-200 attorneys, government officials and arbitrators from Central, South & North America and Europe took part in this PANARB-2018 Conference which was organized into four main panel sessions. The Conference was conducted primarily […]

SVAMC-Young Professionals’ Inaugural Event at Event Stanford Law School

Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center’s Young Professionals successfully held their first event earlier this month — in partnership with Stanford Law School, Shearman & Sterling LLP, and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. The program consisted of two panels: 1) Why international arbitration & mediation is appropriate for disputes in the technology sector and […]

Engrossing Discussion at First Annual Law Firm Roundtable

  On October 26, 2017, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC, hosted SVAMC’s first Law Firm Roundtable:  A gathering of 13 senior lawyers from ten of Silicon Valley’s major firms, co-sponsored by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (“CPR”).  Chris Compton moderated the program, joined by SVAMC’s Chairman Gary Benton, CEO Les Schiefelbein […]

Recent Webinar: Arbitrating Patent Cases, Setting the Right Course

On September 20, the Tech List Coordinating Committee kicked off its upcoming series of webinars with Arbitrating Patent Cases, Setting the Right Course. The webinar was presented by tech list appointees David Allgeyer, author of the new ABA book Arbitrating Patent Cases: A Practical Guide, and Yaroslav (Yarko) Sochynsky, an arbitrator and mediator with decades […]

Controlling the costs of arbitration: “Fixed Fees for Arbitrators”

One of the most vibrant and intricate issues in international arbitration is unquestionably the costs that go along with this mechanism to solve disputes. Service providers and users across the globe seem unable to find a satisfactory framework to a binomial “cost & time-efficient” procedure with excellence. It is true that arbitral institutions are constantly […]

Google’s Waymo vs. Uber: A Legal Skirmish Amongst Tech Rivals

You may have noticed a little skirmish underway between Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, and rival Uber, described as “what could be a long and acrimonious battle between the two tech rivals over trade secrets” in their efforts to commercialize self-driving cars. In its San Francisco’s federal court litigation, Waymo claims that its ex-employee Anthony […]