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Silicon Docks, Silicon Valley: International Arbitration in Ireland and the US

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Since IBM set up operations in Ireland in 1956, other US tech companies—Google, Microsoft, Intel, Apple and Facebook, to name a few—have followed suit. A combination of substantial R&D investment by the Irish government, an advantageous corporate tax rate and a highly educated talent pool has positioned Ireland as having Europe’s most robust tech economy.

With increasing connection between California’s Silicon Valley and Ireland’s “Silicon Docks,” it is not uncommon for parties in the respective jurisdictions to find themselves negotiating dispute resolution clauses. In this webinar, speakers from both jurisdictions will compare Ireland and the United States as arbitral seats and discuss trends developing in dispute resolution between these two leading tech economies


  • Sarah E. Reynolds, SVAMC Board Member, Mayer Brown
  • James Coleman, Mayer Brown
  • Jim Weixel, Demler, Armstrong & Rowland LLP
  • Michael M. Collins SC, The Bar of Ireland
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice David Barniville, High Court & Designated Arbitration Judge
  • Patrick Mair, The Bar of Ireland


Sponsored by:

  • Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC)
  • Mayer Brown
  • Arbitration Ireland
  • Irish American Bar Association