Arbitrators Are Not Judges

When I share with non-lawyers at a cocktail party what I do for a living, their response is often “Oh, like a private judge!” I usually mumble, “Yes, sort of” but the better answer is “Not really, not at all.”  ...
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Dispute in Space–Arbitrate!

Google’s Street View has taken flight with a new feature that allows users the feeling of being in outer space. Street View is a technology feature in Google Maps and Google Earth that functions as an interactive virtual map. Street ...
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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 ...
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Musings from the Annual Meeting of the ABA Dispute Resolution Conference

Thousands of lawyers and others came to San Francisco from April 19-22 for the annual Spring conference of the Dispute Resolution section. A few items caught my attention. First, it was gratifying to see how many of our SVAMC members ...
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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 ...
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Technology ADR Primer

Introduction: Tech Mediation, US Arbitration and International Arbitration In today’s fast paced global business environment, it is inevitable that disputes will arise. ADR offers practical solutions without the cost, time delay, formality and uncertainty involved with going to court. It ...
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Arbitrator Temperament and Arbitrators Who Are Jerks

I’ve run across one or two Arbitrators lately who - I can’t say it any other way - are jerks. You know the type, someone with a certain amount of overbearing pride who comes off as being arrogant, unreasonable and ...
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How Hot-Tubbing Might Affect Technology Related Arbitration

10 frequently asked questions by Paulius Docka, FCIArb Even a modest technology-related dispute might easily become a nightmare for parties involved. The parties almost each time are dragged into lengthy and expensive proceedings. Technology-related litigation inevitably requires involvement of a ...
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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 – ...
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