Posts tagged 2017
The Key to Unlocking the Arbitrator Diversity Paradox?: Arbitrator Intelligence

A strange paradox marks the debate about international arbitrator diversity.

Public consensus increasingly reflects a pervasive concern about the lack of diversity among international arbitrators. ArbitralWomen can claim much credit for focusing attention on the lack of gender diversity, as evidenced by now more than 2500 signatures on The Pledge. Meanwhile, many corporate users now insist that firms include diverse candidates on lists of proposed arbitrators.

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AI Launches AIQ and Signs Historic Agreement with SIAC

After several years in the planning, one year in the making, and many months in the testing, AI formally launched the AIQ, beginning in Singapore at an event on June 1 hosted by the Davinder Singh of the Drew & Napier law firm, supported by the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), and officiated by AI Advisory Board Member Gary Born. AI Advisor Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon also graciously supported the event.

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Gary Born at the University of Pennsylvania

On March 27, the University of Pennsylvania Law School held a student-led conference on the Contemporary Issues and Emerging Trends in International Arbitration. The event gathered leading international arbitration scholars and practitioners from all around the world, including our Founder and Executive Director, Professor Catherine Rogers. One of the highlights of the event was the keynote address delivered by Mr. Gary Born.

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Wilske Puts the “International” Back in International Arbitration

German arbitration specialist and AI Member Stephan Wilske recently published an excellent  paper, “Linguistic and Language Issues in International Arbitration – Problems, Pitfalls and Paranoia.” In this work, Stephan explains how  English is presumed to be the lingua franca of international arbitration. This presumption tends to give native English speakers an upper hand and marginalize non-native speakers. Mr. Wilske’s article encourages non-native English speakers to not accept this situation and he argues that only a truly multi-lingual and multi-cultural approach is successful.

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Authors Agree: More Information About Arbitrators Needed

“Arbitration counsel want to win.” That is how a recent article by Edna Sussman begins. She goes on to explain that “Understanding how arbitrators think, what they favor, how they make decisions, and how they work together can guide counsel in devising their strategy and developing their presentations. For their part, arbitrators want to provide a fair hearing that meets the parties’ needs.”  In responding to these needs, Sussman explains how information is the answer, even for other arbitrators. “Knowing how other arbitrators handle various procedural aspects, what influences their thinking, and what they prefer can inform arbitrators in conducting their own arbitrations most effectively.” To help provide that information, Sussman introduces results from a survey in which she asked arbitrators about their case management preferences, which hold many interesting insights.

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