This blog is authored by Erin Gleason, an alternative dispute resolution specialist based in New York. The blog provides information and insight on international arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution mechanisms.
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I am happy to report that the team from my alma mater, Pepperdine Law School, won the prestigious Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong.The event is hosted annually and law students from all countries are eligible to compete. The moot always involves a contract...
Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Women's Day. It is a time set aside for people to celebrate the achievements of women around the world, and to inspire women to achieve their full potential. Observed since the early 1900's, International Women's Day has developed into an event celebrated the...
Various dispute resolution organizations are recognizing the importance of mentoring in developing one's practice. Mentoring can be an essential tool in honing technique, forming marketing strategies and building up your network early on in your career.Next month, at its annual meeting, the ABA...
Stetson University College of Law is conducting a brief survey of international contract practices. The schools' intent in this questionnaire is to access practitioners' familiarity and use of the CISG and UNDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts. For reasons unknown to moi, the...
After my month and half long respite from blogging, I'm back. My two-week drive from LA to New York, recent move into a 4th story walk-up in Brooklyn, and my continuing job search have taken up all of my time as of late. But things seem to be calming down a bit (though my wedding is now only 5...
Recently, I overheard a man speaking with some of his cohorts at one of the ever-popular international arbitration conferences in New York. He and his other blonde friends were discussing how it's really unneccessary to take culture into consideration during negotiations with...
Recently (before my vacation last week), a reader posed a question about the benefits of alternative dispute resolution in emerging markets, namely India. Given the influx of multi-national corporations and investment in the country, our reader asks:(1) How the use of mediation and/or arbitration...
Alright. Fine. I have watched The Oprah Winfrey Show once or twice (or a thousand times) in my lifetime. At least I admit it.But, it was with some surprise that I found a recommendation in my e-mail this morning to watch tomorrow's show. The episode will focus on Beyond Conviction, a documentary...
A recent New York Times article reports that Vivendi, the French media and telecommunications company, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle against Deutsche Telekom, a German communications company. The dispute has been ongoing for years, with prior involvement by various European...
Last week, the California Court of Appeal refused to enforce an arbitration award, finding that an ICDR arbitrator exceeded his authority. In Gueyffier v. Ann Summers, Ltd., a citizen of France, living in the U.S., alleged that the defendant, a British chain of lingerie/sex-toy shops, breached...