In May-June 2020, Paul Mason spoke about the Singapore Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation in webinars presented by 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square/London and the Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration/Rio de Janeiro. In July, he was a panel speaker on Visions of Commercial Mediation from Brazil, Portugal and the U.S., sponsored by […]
Interviews with Our Editors: Arbitrating Silicon Valley Disputes with Lester Schiefelbein, CEO of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC). Read the full interview on the Kluwer Arbitration blog here.
Les has been named as a U.S. member to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Task Force on “ADR and Arbitration.” The Task Force is organized by the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. The Commission is a unique think tank and rule-making body for ICC Dispute Resolution Services. Further information on the ICC Commission […]
The pandemic crisis has hit our judicial system. Courts have had to close their physical doors to protect the judiciary, their personnel and the public. Many are struggling to convert their technological backbones to allow employees to function remotely and to conduct at least emergency matters. During these necessary transitions, another curve is growing, the […]
With the onset of the Coronavirus – COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, videoconferencing has taken on new attention and importance for use in technology arbitration proceedings as well as in mediations coming from disputes in technology arbitration or elsewhere. Below are some helpful resources: Advisories Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center Coronavirus Advisory […]
Those of us in law’s antitrust community sometimes wonder if we have silently labored in distant fields, known only to “deep-state intellectuals” in the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission. As arbitrators or mediators, we wait patiently by the phone—happily taking on a wide range of business disputes, but seldom seeing cases in our favored […]
On March 8th, International Women’s Day, SVAMC would like to recognize the outstanding achievements of women in mediation and arbitration.
In light of ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreaks in the US and internationally, Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) encourages everyone engaged in the technology ADR sector to review and comply with state, national and international public health advisories, including with respect to limitations on non-essential travel where recommended. Parties, counsel, neutrals and ADR institutions […]
On January 14th, SVAMC and Morrison & Foerster co-hosted a program titled “Drinks & Data-Practical Tips for Navigating Cybersecurity and Data Protection in International Arbitration.” Programs speakers, listed from left to right, included James Schurz– Partner, Morrison & Foerster, Kathleen Paisley– International Arbitrator, Ambos Lawyers, Aaron Gothelf– Vice President, Commercial Division, AAA, Mark Morril– Independent Lawyer (SVAMC Member), Les Schiefelbein– […]
Arbitration clauses can be a nuisance. Wait. How can it be if it is the arbitration clause itself that gives life to the arbitration? But it’s true that arbitration clauses often have terms contrary to the instincts and desires of counsel on both sides of a case. Some counsel may prefer that the contract doesn’t […]