News & Insights

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.


News Insights - 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


News Insights - 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


News Insights - 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.


News Insights - 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