Jennifer Kirby, a Paris-based partner of London’s Herbert Smith LLP, and former deputy secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration, joins host Mike McIwrath to discuss arbitration strategy.
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Mediation is something of a global phenomenon, as a short glimpse on the internet alone will attest; but this article is primarily concerned with the picture in England andWales. Mediation is in many ways a remarkable process; vigorous, dynamic and effective. Its wider use is to be encouraged; its development should be handled with care.
The attached pdf is a redraft of an earlier article on 4/14/10, NLJ, entitled 'Litigation Prenup' to be Unveiled at Pepperdine Conference
Arbitration was supposed to be the solution for international companies seeking to resolve disputes without expensive and drawn-out court battles. But it is starting to look more like the problem. Once a swift, cost-efficient method of resolving international commercial disputes, the process is now often bogged down in long and costly legal proceedings.
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