Using Zoom to Efficiently and Effectively Conduct a Virtual Arbitration

This 60-minute online training session is designed to teach neutrals and advocates how to use Zoom Professional to effectively conduct their arbitrations. This course will be divided into two parts: 1. Security concerns with Zoom and how to set up your account to minimize risk 2. Using Zoom Professional in arbitrations, including instructions on how […]

Prevention of Disputes and Resetting Project Engagement Towards a Successful Outcome

SVAMC New Zealand Member, Gerard Doolin, will be presenting with Professor Hans Mulder of the Antwerp Management School, IT expert, mediator and European research director for the Standish Group (producer of the Chaos Report on software project outcomes and Robert Tettelaar,  Managing Director of the International Certification Council and ADR Register, on their developing collaboration on preventative tailored dispute resolution processes.   

ABA Virtual Spring Conference

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 22nd Annual Spring Conference, which was scheduled for New Orleans, will be replaced by the Section’s 2020 Virtual Conference. The newly envisioned Virtual Conference will take place online for five days, from May 18 to May 22. The Virtual Conference Platform will allow attendees to participate in educational programs […]

Dealing with Crises: Resolving Aviation, Aerospace, and Defense Issues Through Mediation

The aviation, aerospace, and defense sectors are reeling from the impact of COVID-19, as it severely disrupts traditional markets, development projects, production, delivery, maintenance, funding, and supply chains. Legal relationships at all levels are being tested and strained. In many cases, traditional methods of dispute resolution will not be able to provide the pragmatic and […]

Exercising Opportunities for Control in International Arbitration

This webinar focuses on the concept of implementing “fair and practical” control of risk in international arbitration, from the parties’ efforts to minimize risk during initial deal negotiations, through party cooperation during the lifetime of the business relationship, and manifesting finally as strategic cooperation between the parties during dispute resolution proceedings. While business lawyers are […]

Experts in Technology Arbitration- Best Common Law and Civil Law Practices

SVAMC, with the support of the Association Française de Droit de l’Informatique et de la Télécommunication (AFDIT), invite you to a Paris Arbitration Week forum on Thursday, July 9. The panel will examine how arbitral tribunals can get the technical expertise they need to properly adjudicate a dispute, whether by relying on party experts, or […]

How Arbitrators Think

Video Conference

How do arbitrators think? How can you make them think better of you and your case? Hear two experienced domestic and international arbitrators and SVAMC members, Gary Benton and Ruth Glick, explain their thought processes, their expectations of counsel and the impressions they form about the case.

Ensuring Efficiency in Complex Technology Arbitrations

This webinar offers the guidance of experts on different strategies that may be used by technology companies to ensure efficiency in complex technology arbitrations. It is presented by the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center and Foley Hoag LLP, with the co-sponsoring support of the American Arbitration Association. The highly experienced panel will provide a […]

Two-Part Online Course: Mediation in the Patent/Technology Case

On August 4 and August 6, 2020, the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) and Stanford Law School will present a two-part online course – Mediation in the Patent/Technology Case. Day 1 will focus on the nuts and bolts of preparing for a mediation. Day 2 will address the mediation session and advocacy. A fact pattern involving a […]

Challenges and Best Practices in the International Arbitration of Patent Validity Disputes

Presented by Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) and JAMS Join a panel of top international arbitrators and technology neutrals as they discuss patent validity issues that arise when arbitrating international patent licensing and infringement disputes. The panel will review practical issues, tips and best practices for handling patent-related arbitrations. Topics will include: Who […]

ADR for Antitrust, to Streamline a Complex Dispute

This webinar, presented by SVAMC, will explore recent developments at the intersection of competition law and ADR, which illustrate the increasing role for arbitration in even complex antitrust matters. Practitioners seldom see arbitration as an alternative to antitrust litigation, which can take years and cost millions of dollars given the high stakes. Even the Department […]

Effective Use of Technical Experts in Arbitration: Tips for Success and Avoiding Pitfalls

This webinar, presented by SVAMC, will discuss: When and when not to use a technical expert, e.g. to provide technical/scientific background to educate the arbitrator(s), to explain accepted terminology, to opine on causation. What types of experts are most persuasive; How to present expert testimony most effectively; How to avoid wasting time and money; and […]