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April 2021

SVAMC YP Tech Talk with Lise Alm of the SCC | Digital Platforms and Online Dispute Resolution – Challenge or Opportunity?

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Please join us for our next SVAMC-YP Tech Talk featuring a discussion with Lise Alm on "Digital Platforms and Online Dispute Resolution – Challenge or Opportunity?"  Lise is a lawyer and business developer with a background in the tech community. She is Head of Business Development at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) working with innovation, product development and communication. Her role includes analysing the future of international dispute resolution with a special focus on the…

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Legal Transactions Based on DLT/Blockchain Technology, the Current Regulatory Framework and Challenges (Part II)

April 16 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am

This is the fourth in a series of roundtables focused on the current status of the DLT/blockchain industry, the legal transactions that arise from it, and the dispute resolution mechanisms relied upon by users, developers and other parties. The event will take place on Friday 16 April 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm UTC. We will learn from leading experts in the field about legal transactions based on DLT/Blockchain technology, the current and emerging regulatory framework and challenges. The format will…

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ABA Annual Dispute Resolution Conference | Exercising Opportunities for Control in Technology Arbitrations

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A program with four experienced and diverse arbitrators, all of whom are members of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center’s (SVAMC) 2021 Tech List will participate in a panel during the ABA's Annual Dispute Resolution Conference. They will present and discuss techniques and new methods for making arbitrations involving science, technology and underlying intellectual property more effective, practical and efficient for the parties. A key goal of the business lawyer is to help clients identify and manage risks associated…

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CPR, CEDR & SVAMC Advanced Mediation Skills Training

April 19 - April 23

Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) is proud to sponsor this Fast Track to International CEDR Accreditation course and offer a special discount to SVAMC and YP members. During 4 days, not only do you receive extensive coaching, but also a detailed one-to-one personal feedback from senior practicing mediators. 4-day course outline to be held on April 19, 20, 22, and 23, with a break on Wednesday, April 21: Skills Refresher: Focus on a refresher of the key skills…

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Clean Energy and International Commercial Arbitration

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Co-sponsored by SVAMC-YP and Stanford Law School’s Gould Center, CIArb North America’s Young Members Group will be hosting a series of webinars in April, May, and June on “Climate Change, Decarbonisation, and International Dispute Resolution.” The series will bring together leading practitioners, in-house counsel, and experts to discuss the nexus between climate change law/policy and international dispute resolution practice. The three, 1-hour webinars will cover: "Clean Energy and International Commercial Arbitration" (April 22) "Climate Policy, Investment Treaties, and Investor-State Dispute…

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SVAMC Annual Members Meeting

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - April 28 @ 9:00 am

Please join us for our annual SVAMC Members Meetings taking place on April 27-28, 2021. SVAMC Annual Members Meeting - Part I (Asia/Americas/Oceania) Please join us for an SVAMC Annual Members Meeting focused on Asia/Americas/Oceania on the morning of April 27, 2021, Asia time (8 a.m. in China/Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia and 9 a.m. in Korea/Japan), which is the afternoon/evening of April 26 in the Americas (5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern). We have talented members throughout Asia, including China, Korea, Japan, Hong…

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Arbitration Solutions for Life Sciences Problems

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

SVAMC is pleased to sponsor this program hosted by CIArb on arbitration solutions for life sciences problems. Cross-border arbitrations in the life sciences sector have become increasingly common.  This CLE-approved program* will examine common issues that arise in life sciences arbitrations about which arbitrators should be aware using a fact pattern derived from a variety of real-life events. Panelists: Oliver (Ollie) J. Armas, Hogan Lovells James P. (J.P.) Duffy IV, FCIArb, Reed Smith Hagit Muriel Elul, Hughes Hubbard Sherman Kahn,…

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May 2021

Dispute Resolution for Blockchain-based Transactions | Roundtable 4

May 14 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

This is the fourth in the inaugural series of roundtables focused on the status of the DLT/blockchain industry, the legal transactions that arise from it, and the dispute resolution mechanisms relied upon by users, developers, and other parties.  The event will take place on Friday May 14, 2021 from 16:00 to 17:30 CEST.  We will learn from leading experts in the field about the potential and obstacles related to the development of dispute resolution mechanisms for legal transactions based on…

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SVAMC Corporate Counsel ADR Clinic Webinar No. 5 | Results-Focused, Cost-Effective Management of Your Technology Arbitration

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

The Corporate Counsel Task Force of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center and Debevoise & Plimpton are pleased to invite you to a series of informal discussions between current and former in-house counsel to share practical insights on planning and managing technology disputes. For our fifth session, Ina Popova (Debevoise & Plimpton) will invite special guests PD Villarreal (Corporate Chief Litigator and Arbitrator/Mediator) and Steve Smith (Steve Smith ADR) to discuss results-focused, cost effective management of your technology arbitration. Date & Time May 17, 2021…

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SVAMC-YP Tech Talk with Benjamin Amaudric du Chaffaut | A View from Big Tech on Trends in Dispute Resolution

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am

Please join us for our next SVAMC-YP Tech Talk featuring a discussion with Benjamin Amaudric du Chaffaut, Deputy General Counsel and Head of Litigation and Law Enforcement at Google France on the topic of “Trends in Dispute Resolution.” Benjamin’s practice involves a variety of issues, from trademark to copyright cases to defamation and privacy lawsuits as well as Internet regulatory matters.  He, among others, has handled several cases before the French Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice. Benjamin also…

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June 2021

Arbitrating IP Disputes: How to Anticipate and Manage Them

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) and Fox Williams are pleased to invite you to a discussion on Arbitrating IP disputes: how to anticipate and manage them. A panel of in-house counsel and law firm practitioners will share practical insights on arbitral disputes involving IP rights, covering issues such as: • strategic considerations on when and whether to resort to arbitration • emergency relief • navigating through various jurisdictions • damages issues specific to IP rights. Moderated by…

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SVAMC-YP Tech Talks: Tech, Start-ups and Dispute Resolution

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Please join us for a virtual conference in partnership with the Young Croatian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) on Tech, Start-ups and Dispute Resolution. 6:00 - 6:15pm: Tech Disputes From the Eyes of Counsel and Arbitrator Claire Morel de Westgaver, SVAMC Steering Committee Member and Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, London Ema Vidak Gojković, Principal, Vidak Arbitration, New York 6:15 - 6:30pm: Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for Start-Ups Gustavo Moser, Academic and Practitioner 6:30 - 6:45pm: Blockchain Arbitration Sophie Nappert, Independent Arbitrator at 3VB, London…

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