COVID-19 Resources for Arbitration and Mediation Practitioners

    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 […]

Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) Coronavirus Advisory – March 2020

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 […]

Drinks & Data-Practical Tips for Navigating Cybersecurity and Data Protection in International Arbitration

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– […]

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 […]

HKIAC Secretary General Sarah Grimmer Visits with SVAMC

HKIAC Secretary General Sarah Grimmer Visits with SVAMC On May 31, SVAMC joined the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in San Francisco in sponsoring a luncheon program titled Doing Business with China: Why Arbitration Matters? All SVAMC members were invited and many leading Northern California […]

NZIAC SURVEY: Dispute Resolution in the IT sector

SVAMC members and visitors are encouraged to participate. New Zealand International Arbitration Centre SURVEY: Dispute Resolution in the IT sector The purpose of this survey is to gather insights and opinions as to the main causes of misalignment in IT project and services engagements. Click the link above to access the survey.

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 […]

SVAMC at ICC PANARB-2018

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 […]