After over two years of study, the ICC Commission on Arbitration approved a revised set of rules for ICC Arbitrations. The revised rules include major changes for multiparty and multi-contract arbitrations, emergency arbitration procedures, case management guidelines and appointment of the arbitrators.
The ICC is well known for its high quality, high cost, time-consuming arbitration process,...Read More
I recently met with several key family members of a 4th generation family owned and operated grocery business. The family was in the process of making some changes to its senior management team and wanted to discuss certain “roadblocks” they were facing in concluding their evaluation of the two remaining CEO candidates.
It should be noted that a 4th generation family owned or controlled...Read More
Part I: Extended Interview with Bruce Patton, Author of “Difficult Conversations” and “Getting to Yes”
Eric van Ginkel, international mediator, speaks with Bruce Patton, co-author of Getting to Yes and Difficult conversations, about the development of mediation in the United States, missed opportunities, and difficult conversations. He states that there’s “toxic waste” in our thoughts. When...Read More
It is common at an arbitration hearing for each side to present diametrically different versions of the dispute. This is especially true in cases of sexual harassment in which the accuser tells one story and the accused tells a completely different story. In such cases, it is the Arbitrator’s responsibility to determine who is telling the truth so that a fair and equitable determination can be...Read More
George nervously drummed his fingers on the desk. He was torn. On the one hand, he’d known this lawsuit ought to settle the moment Brad Givens retained him. The facts were weak, the law was unsettled, and Brad could make real money in partnership with the defendants, if they could stop shouting at each other.
But Brad was both rich and litigious. He liked his attorneys aggressive and bulldog...Read More
A licensing deal allows parties to mutually benefit from the sharing of information, products or services. However, it is not uncommon for technology licensing disputes in Beverly Hills California to arise when the parties interpret their language in different ways or an unanticipated change comes up. Such technology licensing disputes in Beverly Hills California can be resolved, often much...Read More