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 […]

Five Key Lessons Learned on International Tech DIsputes – The SVAMC Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Tech Dispute Conference

Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Technology Dispute Resolution Conference Open Forum with Silicon Valley – September 16, 2016 FIVE KEY LESSONS LEARNED ON INTERNATIONAL TECH DISPUTES: 1. Court Judgments Are Not Valid in Foreign Countries – But Arbitration Awards Are Globally Enforceable Litigation: Assume the winning party in a litigation needs […]

AAA Releases its Dispute Resolution Impact Report

Reminding us that business-to-business (B2B) disputes comprise its “core activity and services,” the American Arbitration Association recently released supporting statistics for 2015. See: B2B Dispute Resolution Impact Report, 2015 Key Statistics Over the past year, AAA administered 8360 B2B cases, involving total claims of over $13 billion.  The average ‘large case’ claim was $5,685,996.  There were […]