News & Insights

We are delighted to announce that arbitrators Peter Rogan and John C. Lenzen, have been accepted as Panel Members of ARIAS (UK).

They join a community of independent arbitrators who have been suitably trained in arbitration procedures, and who are experts in resolving disputes across worldwide insurance and reinsurance markets. Their membership further enhances Arbitra International’s standing in this important practice area and is a significant accomplishment for both arbitrators.


News - 29/04/2022

Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been appointed to the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (AMCA) Register for Arbitrators and Mediators

We are pleased to share Anthony has been appointed to the ACMA register of bargaining code under the News Media and Digital Platform Mandatory Bargaining Code (Code) established pursuant to the Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Act 2021 and commenced on 3 March 2021.


News - 22/04/2022

We congratulate Arbitra International member Brandon Malone who has recently been appointed to the FIDIC President’s List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators

We congratulate Arbitra International member Brandon Malone who has recently been appointed to the FIDIC - International Federation of Consulting Engineers, President's List of Approved Dispute Adjudicators, the value of which is recognised by construction professionals globally.


News - 21/04/2022

We are pleased to announce Arbitra International member Monique Sasson has been recognised for her work in International Arbitration by Leaders League

Leaders League Italia has published its 2022 Italy Best International Arbitrator Rankings and we are pleased to announce Arbitra International member Monique Sasson has been recognised for her work in this field.


News - 21/04/2022

Shan Greer was panel member for the CIArb trinidad & Tobago Chapter webinar on Dispute Adjudication Boards in the Caribbean

 Shan Greer was speaker at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Trinidad & Tobago Chapter panel discussion on Dispute Adjudication Boards in the Caribbean, on 20 April 2022, alongside Peter Morris and John Dowse.

This virtual event explored “A Three-Step Checklist for Maximizing the Use of Dispute Adjudication Boards on Construction Projects in the Caribbean."


Events - 21/04/2022

We are delighted to share the latest blog from our member, Gregory Hunt,.

We are delighted to share the latest blog from our member, Gregory Hunt, which charts the progress of Hunt ADR Limited over the last year, as it now enters its sixth year of trading.

Gregg, who is a Fellow of the Civil Mediation Council, joined Arbitra International as a #mediator earlier this year and we are delighted to support his #mediation practice – and looking forward to the next six years and more.

Congratulations! To read the full blog please click here


News - 21/04/2022

We are delighted to announce that John C. Lenzen, FCIArb has been certified as an ARIAS-US arbitrator.

ARIAS-US is the leading not-for-profit trade association for the #insurance and #reinsurance industry. As a certified professional, John joins a list of certified #arbitrators that are current and in good standing with their ARIAS U.S. membership, alongside those of umpires, neutral arbitrators, and qualified mediators.


News - 21/04/2022

Paul Sills has been admitted to the Asian International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators & Mediators for the term 2022 – 2025.

We are pleased to announce that Arbitra International member Paul Sills has been admitted to the Asian International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators & Mediators for the term 2022 – 2025. He looks forward to working with friends and colleagues closely in Kuala Lumpur.


News - 21/04/2022

John Lenzen has published a short post on mediation and the best way to conduct it for a successful outcome

John Lenzen has published a short post on his website on mediation and the best way to conduct it for a successful outcome. 

 

To read the full article 'Oy To The Vey: The Need For More Kibitzing in Mediation' please click here. 


News - 05/04/2022

Wolf Von Kumberg has been admitted to the newly established Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and CEDR panel of Investor-State Mediators.

Investor-State mediation is a mechanism that is proving more popular and of interest to Investor and States and Wolf features alongside eleven other notable mediators who will assist parties in settling their disputes.


News - 05/04/2022

Jessica Crow is guest speaker at Cambridge Arbitration Day 2022

Jessica Crow was guest speaker in person at the Seventh Cambridge Arbitration Day on 1-2 April at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. The conference addressed the contemporary issues in international arbitration and panel debates focused on sports, investor-state, construction, and commercial arbitration.


Events - 05/04/2022

Calvin Hamilton & Shan Greer speak on panel at Paris Arbitration Week 2022

In association with the BVI International Arbitration Centre and Energy Disputes Arbitration Center, Calvin & Shan discussed the legal framework of the Caribbean Energy Sector and share an insight into present disputes and investor-state cases in the region. They also shared their thoughts on past and future disputes in the Caribbean Energy Sector.


Events - 05/04/2022

We are thrilled to announce that James Bridgeman SC and Russell Thirgood have been admitted to join the Panel of Arbitrators at HKIAC.

We are delighted both James Bridgeman SC and Russell Thirgood have been admitted to the distinguised panel of Arbitrators. 


News - 05/04/2022

Jessica Crow & Wolf Von Kumberg discuss the goals of the Paris Agreement at the CIArb Climate Change Webinar

Jessica Crow and Wolf von Kumberg participated in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Webinar on Climate Disputes on Monday, 28 March where they discussed the goals of the Paris Agreement in both the commercial and investor-state context alongside Annette Magnusson of Climate Change Counsel and Ned Beale of Hausfeld. 


Events - 05/04/2022

Four more for Arbitra

Former legal chiefs at UNICEF and Chubb are among four arbitrators and mediators that have brought a mixture of public and private sector backgrounds to Arbitra International.

The full article by Andrew Mizner of CDR can be found here. 


- 28/03/2022

Ex-Zambia AG and leading Nigerian lawyer join arbitrator ranks

Zambia’s former attorney general has gained an international platform for his new career in the private sector, while a leading Nigerian lawyer has gone independent.

To read the full publication from ICLG please click here 


News - 16/03/2022

We are delighted to announce that Likando Kalaluka SC, the former Attorney-General of Zambia, has joined Arbitra International as a member.

Full details of Likando’s appointment can be seen in this exclusive story given to Africa Legal - Available to read here


- 15/03/2022

We are delighted to share Arbitra International members have been admitted to the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Panel of #arbitrators.

News - 14/03/2022

Alec Emmerson included in Chambers and Partners Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators in the UAE.

Congratulations to Alec Emmerson who has been recognised in Chambers and Partners Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators in the UAE.


- 25/02/2022

Shan Greer Joins Arbitra International

Shan Greer has joined Arbitra International, a new management service for arbitrators and mediators, where she will practice exclusively as an independent arbitrator, effective 25 January 2022. Shan has over twenty years of experience in international arbitration, most recently as an independent arbitrator, including chair, sole, and party-appointed arbitrator. She has particular experience in the construction sector, as well as in large infrastructure disputes. She has practised as a lawyer with leading firms in London, Bristol and St Lucia and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She sits on the panels of numerous arbitration institutions in complex, high value disputes.


News - 21/02/2022

Lara Hammoud Joins Arbitra International

Lara Hammoud has joined Arbitra International, a new management service for arbitrators and mediators, who will assist her with her Independent Arbitrator practice, effective 25 January 2022. Lara has over twenty years of experience in international arbitration and has acted as sole, chair or party-appointed arbitrator in commercial and construction disputes in the Middle East and Europe. She is senior corporate counsel at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and worked previously at a leading global law firm in Paris and Abu Dhabi as well as at the ICC in Paris. Lara is a member of the ICC Court and sits on the panels of arbitrators of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), and Shanghai Arbitration Commission (SHAC).


News - 21/02/2022

Monique Sasson Joins Arbitra International

Monique Sasson has joined Arbitra International, a new management service for arbitrators and mediators, where she will practice as an independent arbitrator, effective 25 January 2022. Monique has nearly thirty years of experience in international disputes, having previously worked at major law firms in Rome, London, and New York. She obtained her doctoral degree in international law from Cambridge University and currently acts as counsel or arbitrator (sole, party-appointed, and chair) in a variety of international arbitration cases. Monique is a solicitor-advocate (senior courts of England and Wales) and a member of the New York Bar and the Italian Bar (Milan). 


News - 21/02/2022

An article by Wolf Von Kumberg was recently published in the International Bar Association (IBA) Journal

An article by Wolf von Kumberg, a member of Arbitra International Energy Transition Group was recently published in the International Bar Association (IBA) Journal.

The article highlights the use of Conflict Avoidance Boards in Green Projects to assist in managing energy transition disputes.

You can access the full article here. 


News - 16/02/2022

Russell Thirgood will be guest speaker at the ICC Arbitration Thailand webinar “Online Hearings – Storm Clouds and Silver Linings”

Russell Thirgood will be guest speaker at the ICC Arbitration Thailand webinar on 23 February 2022 at 13:00-13:35 Bangkok Time.
 
“Online Hearings – Storm Clouds and Silver Linings” will see Russell highlight the challenges of online hearings and the implications for arbitration agreements, choice of seat and tribunal.

Click here to register 


Events - 16/02/2022

Arbitra International is delighted to announce a Memorandum of Understanding with Arbitrator Intelligence.

As a provider of next-generation support services for arbitrators and neutrals, we are delighted to work with the team at AI.
 
We respect and admire AI’s work in providing next-generation arbitrator research solutions. Our collaboration will only benefit the market for arbitrators, and is a reflection of our shared personal and corporate goals in this area.
 
The agreement signed by Owen Lawrence, Chief Executive of Arbitra, and Catherine Rogers, Founder and CEO of AI, will see both businesses collaborate closely, helping to improve the process of arbitrator selection, while also enhancing the visibility of diverse arbitrators, in a way which will benefit clients and counsel alike.


News - 13/02/2022

Brandon Malone is Keynote speaker at the International Law Summits (ILS) conference on Energy Arbitration & Dispute Resolution in Middle East & Africa

The two day conference will take place at Herbert Smith Freehills London over two days 10 - 11 February 2022. 


Events Insights - 10/02/2022

Calvin A. Hamilton will be moderating the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Caribbean Branch and Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean Webinar

The Webinar "Corruption in Arbitration: The Tribunal's Dilemma" will take place on the 16th of February 2022 hosted by The IDRC and include key speakers from Hogan Lovells, Bar & Karrer and Justen, Perrira, Oliveira & Talamini. 


Events - 09/02/2022

Randi Ayman has had her PhD thesis selected for publication in one of the most renowned legal publishing houses in France and French speaking jurisdictions, LGDJ, by Professor Alain Pellet

The thesis - La dénonciation et la renégociation des traités, will be published in 2023. Congratulations to her on her achievement.


News - 09/02/2022

We are pleased to celebrate Russell Thirgood’s achievement in being recognised for his work in Arbitration in Brisbane by Best Lawyers 2022.

News - 03/02/2022

CDR - International Trio joins Arbitra International

Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR), part of the ICLG suite of titles, has published a news story on our recent arrivals, Lara Hammoud, Shan Greer, and Monique Sasson. In the story, CDR editor, Andrew Mizner notes the arrival of our new members adds to our regional capabilities, and also builds on the strengths of our previous arrivals in July 2021, as well as those of our founding members. The article can be found here 


News - 26/01/2022

Three new members, Lara Hammoud, Shan Greer, and Monique Sasson, have joined Arbitra

Lara, Shan and Monique will practice as arbitrators exclusively through Arbitra, adding to Arbitra’s diversity of talent. The trio has extensive arbitral experience in key jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the Caribbean, supplementing the skills and expertise of Arbitra’s existing membership.

 


News - 26/01/2022

Arbitra International members William Frain-Bell and Paul Sills are guest speakers at the Limeslade #ConstructionCast

Arbitra International members William Frain-Bell and Paul Sills for the Limeslade #ConstructionCast - discussing all things Construction in International arbitration in the Middle East on 26th January 2022 at 9am (GMT).

The construction experts will be discussing the impact of recent changes from the Dubai International Arbitration Centre on resolving disputes going forward alongside Kate Corby Baker McKenzie and Fatima Balfaqeeh (MCIArb, MRICS, MCIPS) RKAH Legal Consultancy.

To find our more and register please click here


Events - 17/01/2022

Frank Lattal and his co-author George Kenny, have just completed the latest edition of New Jersey Insurance Law

Our member, Frank Lattal, FCIArb and his co-author George Kenny, have just completed the latest edition of New Jersey Insurance Law, considered as one of the leading texts in its field. Now in its 14th edition, the book considers all aspects of #insurancelaw and #litigation as interpreted by the courts of New Jersey. It is an essential read for judges, insurance lawyers, in-house counsel, brokers, and underwriters, and is considered to be a flagship title for ALM Media, LLC in this field.

New Jersey has long been recognized as a leading state in the development of insurance law; Frank and George’s book, gives a broad, impartial, and unbiased overview of the state of insurance coverage litigation and the principles that guide the enforcement and interpretation of insurance policies.

Further information on the full publication is available here 

 


News - 12/01/2022

Congratulations Paul Sills for gaining Prime Dispute “Outstanding Global Achievement in Commercial Mediation”

We are delighted to celebrate Paul Sills's achievement in being recognised for his work in commercial #mediation by Prime Dispute.

View the full Digital Profile here


News - 12/01/2022

Calvin A. Hamilton will be speaking at the Atlanta International Arbitration Society 2022 Hybrid Annual Meeting

Join our member, Calvin A. Hamilton, C.Arb. FCIArb for the Atlanta International Arbitration Society 2022 Hybrid Annual Meeting on 13th January 2022 at 11.00 am EST, hosted by King & Spalding. The panel will discuss new Dispute Resolution Organisations such as Arbitra International itself, among others. Speakers include Arbitration Chambers Sarah Lancaster and Chaka Patterson, from Alterity Group.

 

To register please click here 


- 12/01/2022

We are pleased to announce that all of our members have been appointed as members of the Shanghai Arbitration Commission Panel of Arbitrators

We are pleased to announce that all of our members have been appointed as members of the 上海仲裁委员会 Shanghai Arbitration Commission Panel of Arbitrators.

For more detailed information on how to engage our arbitrators to resolve business disputes, please contact Owen Lawrence, Rachel Bidmead or Demi Robinson.

我们很高兴地宣布,我们的所有成员均已被任命为上海仲裁委员会仲裁员小组的成员

有关如何聘请我们的仲裁员解决商业纠纷的更多详细信息,请联系 Owen Lawrence、Rachel Bidmead 或 Demi Robinson。


News - 12/01/2022

Arbitra members recognised in Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review 2022

Great to see many of our Arbitra International members recognised in Who's Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review 2022.

Congratulations to Ania Farren, Brandon Malone, Brian Kotick, Alec Emmerson, James Bridgeman SC, John Judge, Calvin A. Hamilton, C.Arb. FCIArb, Sunil Abraham and Tan Sri Dato Cecil Abraham.

Arbitra’s diverse member list has seen recognition in jurisdictions spanning across the #UK #Europe, #MiddleEast, #Canada, #Caribbean, and #SouthEastAsia


News - 12/01/2022

Arbitra members Alec Emmerson and Lara Hammoud will be Chairing the upcoming GAR Live Abu Dhabi 2022 event on 9 February 2022.

Arbitra member Alec Emmerson will be Co Chair for the upcoming GAR Live Abu Dhabi 2022 event on 9 February 2022. For further information and to register, please CLICK HERE 


Events - 12/01/2022

Brandon Malone has recently become an Approved Dispute Adjudicator on the FIDIC - International Federation of Consulting Engineers Presidents List.

Congratulations to Arbitra's Brandon Malone who has recently become an Approved Dispute Adjudicator on the FIDIC - International Federation of Consulting Engineers Presidents List.
Brandon is now well placed to accept appointments as a dispute board member.


News - 12/01/2022

Russell Thirgood has written the an article on appeals for the International Journal of Arbitration.

The article draws attention to the potential advantages and disadvantages of allowing for appeals on questions of law in international commercial arbitration. The article follows a series of seminars held on the topic.

While allowing for appeals may look attractive on paper, Russell concludes that the pure Model Law approach whereby appeals on questions of law are not permitted is the preferred course and best honours the fundamental principle of party autonomy which underpins the arbitral framework.

A PDF version of the article can be viewed here


News - 08/12/2021

Brandon Malone will be speaking at the FIDIC International Users Conference

Join Arbitra International member Brandon Malone at the FIDIC International Users Conference from 7-9 December 2021.

Brandon will discuss the use of Dispute Boards on FIDIC Contract based projects as well as new trends and developments.

To view the full agenda and register your space please click here.


Events - 07/12/2021

Arbitra - COP26 Dispute Resolution Aftermath Seminar

Wolf von Kumberg, Brandon Malone and Jessica Crow were speakers at an event hosted by Arbitra at The IDRC on COP 26. Heidrun Walsh of Mishcon de Reya was moderator and OPUS 2 were the kind sponsors. 

Under discussion was the dispute resolution aftermath
of COP26 as states and businesses adjust to
implementing what many hope will be meaningful action on
climate change. 

For those of you who couldn't make it, a recording of the event is available here.
 


Events - 07/12/2021

Russell Thirgood spoke at the Resolution Institute conference in Queensland alongside The Hon. Patrick Keane AC QC

Arbitra member Russell Thirgood and The Hon. Patrick Keane AC QC, were keynote speakers at the Resolution Institute conference in Queensland. The exciting panel discussed the similarities and differences of legal reasoning in commercial disputes from the perspectives of a judge and an arbitrator.

The full recording can be accessed here


Events - 01/12/2021

ASIA PACIFIC CENTRE FOR ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION (APCAM) Webinar Series featuring Wolf von Kumberg as Keynote Speaker

The ASIA PACIFIC CENTRE FOR ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION (APCAM) webinar series, sixth episode, featured Arbitra member Wolf von Kumberg who provided a valuable insight into facilitated negotiations in construction disputes.

The full recording will be available in due course here. 


Events - 01/12/2021

Paul Sills will be conducting the HKIArb webinar on - “Arbitrating Distributed Ledger Technology Disputes: What Do We Do with Crypto and Smart Contracts?”

We are pleased to share Arbitra International member Paul Sills will be conducting the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) webinar on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 6:00pm (HKT) - "Arbitrating Distributed Ledger Technology Disputes: What Do We Do with Crypto and Smart Contracts?"

The discussion will highlight crypto and smart contract disputes and how arbitration meets many of the jurisdictional and other legal challenges.

For further information and to register please visit - https://lnkd.in/g3e_G4A3

#arbitration #internationalarbitration #crypto #fintech #HKIArb #HongKong


Events - 09/11/2021

Brandon Malone will be speaking at the VI Oxford Arbitration Day on cybersecurity in International Arbitration

Join Arbitra member Brandon Malone at the VI Oxford Arbitration Day this coming Thursday 12 November 2021 alongside Sarah Grimmer, Lee Bacon and Aline Dias who will all be discussing the topic of cybersecurity in International Arbitration.

Register here

University of Oxford // Educa Foundation 

#internationalarbitration #cybersecurity


Events - 08/11/2021

Jessica Crow is a proud member of the North America Regional Subcommittee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations: The Green Pledge

Jessica Crow is a proud member of the North America Regional Subcommittee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations: The Green Pledge and is the team lead of the Institutions Committee responsible for liaising with institutions in North America to encourage greener arbitrations practices and implement the Green Protocols.

We at Arbitra International are proud to support The Green Pledge.

With focus on COP 26, now is the time to sign up to the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations: The Green Pledge, if you haven’t already. To do so cllick here 


News - 27/10/2021

We are delighted to share the full recording of MediateGuru webinar with Arbitra member, Paul Sills as guest speaker.

The innovative webinar on dispute avoidance and early dispute resolution covers corporate diplomacy, diplomatic negotiation, dispute avoidance and adjudication boards and early facilitated negotiation.

Watch the full webinar here 


Events - 27/10/2021

Secretariat, Society of Construction Law - India, and Mumbai Centre For International Arbitration (MNLU) jointly present “Advanced Masterclass on Cost and Quantity Claims” on Friday, 29 October

Russell Thirgood will be pannelist at Part 4 of this seven-part series is an in-depth discussion of various methods of assessing monetary claims commonly accepted in international and Indian arbitration (including investment treaty arbitrations), the pros and cons, and international best practices to be followed.

 

The webinar is scheduled for Friday, 29 October from 16:00 to 17:30 p.m. IST. Learn more and register here

 


Events - 21/10/2021

Brandon Malone will be speaking at the CIArb Scottish Branch webinar on Cybersecurity in Dispute Resolution

Join Brandon Malone on 26th october 2021 for an insightful webinar on the subject of Cybersecurity in Dispute Resolution. He will consider the ways in which a duty to maintain cybersecurity can arise, the various types of cyber threats, how questions of information security ought to be addressed in a dispute resolution process, and what happens when there has been a breach.

 

To register please click here 


Events - 21/10/2021

PIArb-RAIF Webinar Series-Arbitration Proceedings

Russell Thirgood is taking part in this ongoing webinar series on 28 October 2021, in association with the Regional Arbitral Institutions Forum, and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, on a comparative review of keys points in arbitration.

The series provides a virtual platform for regular fellowships among RAIF member organizations, especially given that international travel is currently limited or restricted.

The webinar is a four-part series with two member countries taking part in each episode. Previous episodes have focused on the Philippines and Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, while this episode focuses on the Philippines and Australia. Details of how to register can be found here


Events - 18/10/2021

Arbitra is delighted to announce that Paul Sills has been named a 2021 Lexology Client Choice Award Winner for his work in mediation award in New Zealand

The Lexology Client Choice Awards recognise individuals worldwide that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service, and how they add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market.

Uniquely, winners can be nominated only by corporate counsel, as selected from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. Testimonials to Paul’s skills include the following comments:

 

Paul “has been recognised for his excellent work by various professional bodies, both in this country and abroad. Unsurprisingly, he is one of New Zealand’s leading mediators.”

 

We are delighted that Paul has received the recognition he deserves, and we celebrate this achievement with him. 


News - 14/10/2021

Our member, Paul Sills, recently wrote an op-ed article in the Michaelmas edition of ‘The Barrister’ magazine, on “Lawyers as healers of social conflict”

Our member, Paul Sills, recently wrote an op-ed article in the Michaelmas edition of ‘The Barrister’ magazine, on “Lawyers as healers of social conflict”, which discusses the role that the legal profession can play in today’s current changeable times, and why our skill sets, including those in dispute resolution, make this “the perfect time to remind ourselves why we are truly here and what we lawyers can contribute to the world”.

Read the full article here


News - 12/10/2021

Brandon Malone will be speaking at the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution webinar on 13th October 2021

Join Brandon Malone on 13th October 2021 for an Online Dispute Resolution Webinar organised by the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution where he will be discussing smart contracts and blockchains. 

Other panelists and topics are Orna Rabinovich-Einy and Ethan Katsh on AI, Kathleen Paisley on Cybersecurity and Data Protection and Chris Draper on ODR Data Security.

The link to join the session is here


Events - 08/10/2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC appointed to the HKIAC Panel of Arbitrators

Congratulations, Anthony Lo Surdo SC who has been admitted to the Hong Kong International Arbitratiion Centre's panel of Arbitrators (HKIAC). 


News - 07/10/2021

BREAKING: Six new faces as Arbitra broadens team

Arbitration services provider Arbitra has recruited six more members, bringing additional reach in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and bringing a wider range of backgrounds to its platform. Please click here for the full article. 


News - 07/10/2021

Brandon Malone will be speaking at the ICCA webinar on “Arbitration and Cybersecurity in the virtual age”

Please join our member Brandon Malone at this important webinar, hosted by the ICCA International Council for Commercial Arbitration on two vital, but interlinked, subjects: #cybersecurity and #arbitration.

Brandon has been at the forefront of these issues and the #webinar is sure to be of interest. #arbitrators #internationalarbitration

Register here - https://www.arbitration-icca.org/arbitration-and-cybersecurity-virtual-age


Events - 27/09/2021

We are delighted to announce that our members Paul Sills, Peter Rogan, Anthony Lo Surdo SC, and Wolf von Kumberg have all been appointed to the AGDM Arbitration Centre’s new panel of #mediators.

Mediation - with the advent of the Singapore Convention on Mediation - has increasing international relevance for corporates, as they utilise their ADR strategies alongside now-strengthened enforcement mechanisms for mediation awards, which are available for clients in those states who have entered into and ratified the Convention.

This is another example of how Arbitra International is committed to ADR in the Middle East. We wish our friends and colleagues in Abu Dhabi every success.


News - 27/09/2021

We are delighted that our member, Anthony Lo Surdo SC, FCIArb has been appointed to the prestigious Judicial Panel of The Football Association (England).

News - 22/09/2021

Wolf von Kumberg will be teaching the AAA Advocacy Course in conjunction with New York Law School

Delighted to see our member, Wolf von Kumberg delivering this course again.

Arbitra International with Wolf, the American Arbitration Association and New York Law School are a winning combination. A great course for any advocate no matter where located globally, as it provides you with insight and tips to get the best for your client through mediation. Simply knowing the mediation process is not enough. How can you effectively prepare for mediation and work with the mediator to get the best results.

 

To register please contact Michael Rodriguez at CustomerService@AAAMediation.org or 1-877-250-0329


Events - 22/09/2021

Arbitra International are pleased to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been appointed to the panel of land access mediators for the Northern Territory by the Minister for Mining and Industry.

Arbitra International are pleased to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been appointed to the panel of land access mediators for the Northern Territory by the Minister for Mining and Industry. Energy companies or landholders needing help to reach a land access agreement or variation can request a mediator to assist with negotiations. They can conduct mediations between petroleum companies and landholders, as appointed by the department. The announcement can be found here. We are delighted to welcome Anthony’s appointment, which follows his earlier recognition in Doyle’s Guide for his work as one of Australia’s leading senior counsels in both arbitration and mediation.


Insights News - 07/09/2021

Arbitra International is pleased to participate in Singapore Convention Week - #SCWeek2021 - a week of virtual events dedicated to all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, 6-10 Sep 2021

Arbitra International is pleased to participate in Singapore Convention Week - #SCWeek2021 - a week of virtual events dedicated to all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, held from 6 to 10 September 2021.

Participants will discuss the latest trends and innovations in international dispute resolution amidst a fast-evolving business landscape in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Our member, Wolf von Kumberg, is taking part in a workshop on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS),  sponsored by UNCITRAL: United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and the Ministry of Law, Singapore.

The UNCITRAL Academy event is an inaugural event jointly organised by MinLaw and UNCITRAL. It is a crucial highlight of SC Week 2021, comprising fireside chats, panel discussions, and capacity-building workshops featuring C-level executives and industry heavyweights.


News - 06/09/2021

Our member, Paul Sills, has published a recent video interview with New Zealand Lawyer magazine as to how to view mediation

Our member, Paul Sills, has published a recent video interview with New Zealand Lawyer magazine as to how to view mediation, as a form of facilitated conversation, which helps to resolve disputes effectively.

Paul is a nationally recognised #mediator, with a successful track record in delivering successful #mediations and #arbitrations.  For more information, contact Arbitra International to learn about how Paul can help your clients resolve their disputes.

View the full video here


News - 31/08/2021

Our member, Calvin Hamilton, was one of the contributors to a 2020 report, commissioned by the Commonwealth Law Ministers

Our member, Calvin Hamilton, was one of the contributors to a 2020 report, commissioned by the Commonwealth Law Ministers, which aimed broadly survey the contemporary landscape of commercial arbitration across all Commonwealth member countries – including the Caribbean.

The Caribbean Country Reports were contributed by Calvin Hamilton. With the permission of the authors, they are reproduced in this attached summary. Each chapter gives an overview of the law and practice relating to arbitration, current issues of interest, and suggestions for reform, while the Executive Summary gives an overview of current challenges, best practice, and scope for improvements.

It is a practical, and highly useful ‘ready reckoner’ for lawyers, corporate counsel, and state bodies, as well as a prompt for judicial and legislative change, where required. If you do business in the region, then it is sure to be helpful. We will publish extracts on individual countries over the coming weeks.

Read the report here


News - 25/08/2021

Arbitra is delighted to announce that our member, Russell Thirgood, has published a recent book review of Professor SI Strong’s book ‘Legal Reasoning Across Commercial Disputes’

Arbitra is delighted to announce that our member, Russell Thirgood, has published a recent book review of Professor SI Strong’s book ‘Legal Reasoning Across Commercial Disputes’, published by Oxford University Press, in a contribution to the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal (published by Thomson Reuters).

In his review, Russell notes that Strong’s book: “provides us with invaluable and original empirical research that takes the reader into the minds (and perhaps even the souls) of the arbitrators and judges who play such a critical role in dispensing justice”.

He adds: “’Legal Reasoning across Commercial Disputes’ is ultimately a body of comprehensive empirical research”, concluding “it has the potential to have a major impact on how we understand and shape the rule of law.”

To view the Journal click here


News - 24/08/2021

Arbitra is pleased to share that our member, Russell Thirgood, will be taking part in the Philippines Institute of Arbitration / Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum webinar series on “A Comparative Rev

Arbitra is pleased to share that our member, Russell Thirgood, will be taking part in the Philippines Institute of Arbitration / Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum webinar series on “A Comparative Review of Key Points in Arbitration.”

In the third part of a four-part series, Russell will be speaking on the development of Australian arbitration on 29 October 2021.

Part 1 featured the Philippines and Singapore and had more than 200 attendees.

For Part 2, the spotlight will be on Thailand and Malaysia. That webinar is scheduled for 26 August 2021, Thursday, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Manila/SG/HK time.


News - 24/08/2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC details the essential considerations you should bear in mind when choosing a mediator

With mediation increasingly in the headlines as a means for clients to resolve their disputes, Anthony Lo Surdo SC details the essential considerations you should bear in mind when choosing a mediator – and dispels some common misconceptions—published initially by Legalwise Seminars in February 2021.

Read the full article here 


News - 17/08/2021

Calvin Hamilton is featured in a recent member profile for the Chartered Institute of Arbitration’s eSolver Newsletter and the CIArb website

Arbitra is pleased to report that Calvin Hamilton is featured in a recent member profile for the Chartered Institute of Arbitration's eSolver Newsletter and the CIArb website. In his profile, Calvin gives insights into his distinguished career and his achievements as an arbitrator. He offers his hopes for developing arbitration in the Caribbean and Latin America, both in Barbados and the wider region, both in terms of its rich future potential and current initiatives. 

Read the full interview here


News - 16/08/2021

Paul Sills, explains his decision behind his recent move to London, and to relocate his mediation and arbitration practice to Arbitra International

In this article written by Geoff Adlam, published on New Zealand's Capital Letter website, our member, Paul Sills, explains his decision behind his recent move to London. Speaking about Arbitra, Paul says: "Arbitra comprises an expert management team and a member base of neutrals – #arbitrators, #mediators and dispute resolution board members – spread across the globe," he says.

Read more here 


Insights - 12/08/2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been accredited as a mediator by the Mediator Accrediting Council of Papua New Guinea

Arbitra congratulates founding member Anthony Lo Surdo SC on being accredited as a mediator by the Mediator Accrediting Council of Papua New Guinea. In recognition of his experience and depth of knowledge of mediation, Anthony has also been accredited as a coach and instructor for the advanced mediation skills training of fully accredited mediators in PNG. This follows his appointment late last year as an International and Domestic Arbitrator and inclusion in the National Court of PNG List of Approved Arbitrators.


News - 12/08/2021

Congratulations to Anthony Lo Surdo SC, and Russell Thirgood; they have been named in Doyle’s Guide 2021

Congratulations to Anthony Lo Surdo SC, and Russell Thirgood; they have been named in Doyle's Guide to the leading members of the Bar, and lawyers, in #internationalarbitration.

 


News - 12/08/2021

Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence & Law - 1st Indian Moot on Artificial Intelligence & Law, 2021

Arbitra member, Paul Sills recently sat as Arbitrator for the Final and Semi-Final Rounds of the virtual moot on August 5-8 2021. 


Events - 10/08/2021

Anthony Lo Surdo on a recent judgment of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

One of our founding members, Anthony Lo Surdo SC, FCIArb recently wrote a digest of recent judgments of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, one of which concerned #internationalarbitration - an extract of which can be viewed here


Insights News - 05/08/2021

Law 360 - New Arbitrator Services Firm Launches In London and D.C.

A new management service for arbitrators has opened in London and Washington, D.C., amid an expected demand for dispute resolution services as the global economy emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article here


News - 03/08/2021

CDR - Arbitration services provider launches in US and UK

A new company which provides management services to independent arbitrators has been launched in in London and Washington, seeking to capitalise on the post-Covid disputes boom. The full article is available to read here


News - 03/08/2021

The Global Legal Post - Arbitration services group opens for business in London and Washington DC

A management support service for arbitrators with 18 practitioners on its books has opened its doors in London and Washington DC. Read the full article by The Global Legal Post here


News - 03/08/2021

Hewetson & Co 60 seconds with Owen Lawrence - Chief Executive at Arbitra

The full interview is available here


News - 03/08/2021

UK Adjudicators - 2021 London Adjudication & Arbitration Conference

Join, Brandon Malone on 19 August 2021 for the UK Adjudication and Arbitration conference and netoworking event either in person or via Zoom. For further information please click here


Events - 02/08/2021

Wolf von Kumberg will be speaking at the 3rd APCAM Webinar Series - 31 July 2021, 9am GMT+1

Future and scope of Investor-State Dispute Resolution Mechanism in an International Paradigm 


Events - 28/07/2021

Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2021 by Paul Sills is available to download now

Read the full content here


Insights - 27/07/2021

Calvin Hamilton appointed to the KCAB Panel of Arbitrators

Congratulaions, Calvin Hamilton who has joined the panel of Arbitrators of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB).


News - 19/07/2021

GAR - Arbitrator Support Services Launch in London and DC

Global Arbitration Review exclusively announce the launch of Arbitra International - read the full article here


News - 14/07/2021

Resolution Institute Journal - the 40th anniversary edition of the arbitrator & mediator is now available

Russell Thirgood, Editor of the Resolution Institute Journal - the 40th anniversary edition of the arbitrator & mediator. 

Click here to access the latest addition


Insights News - 13/07/2021

Paul Sills & Wolf von Kumberg join the Abu Dhabi Global Market Mediation Panel

We are thrilled to announce of the joining of Paul Sills & Wolf von Kumberg to the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) mediation panel which launches in August 2021. 


News - 13/07/2021

Russell Thirgood Chartered Arbitrator (CIArb)

Congratulations Russell Thirgood admitted as a Chartered Arbitrator by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).


News - 13/07/2021

Calvin Hamilton & Wolf von Kumberg appointed to HKIAC Panel of Arbitrators

We are delighted to announce Arbitra members, Calvin A. Hamilton & Wolf von Kumberg have been admmitted to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators (HKIAC).


News - 13/07/2021

2021 Resolution Institute International Virtual Conference - Resilience and Reinvention: Dispute Resolution During a Crisis and Beyond from 15 – 16 July 2021

Join Russell Thirgood at the Resolution Institute Conference - Resilience and Reinvention: Dispute Resolution During a Crisis and Beyond from 15 – 16 July 2021.


Insights News - 13/07/2021

Brandon Malone Appointed to CIETAC panel

We are pleased to announce Arbitrator, Brandon Malone was admitted to the Panel of Arbitrators of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC).


News - 05/07/2021