Special Message from the Co-Chairs of the DR&AC, January 28, 2016:
We have been asked by the following committees to help them find speakers for their sessions in KL. Please can anyone who is interested contact Mohan and I and we will liaise with the relevant committee chairs:
We are really looking forward to seeing you all in KL.
Juliet and Mohan
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IPBA Dispute Resolution & Arbitration Committee Mailing List
One of the ideas discussed at the Committee Meeting in Hong Kong was to introduce a mailing list, which committee members could subscribe to. The current forum function on the IPBA website only allows messages sent by the chairs to the members and no direct communication between the members. Michael Cartier has spent time working on this and has created a new mailing list which will allow members to send emails to the email address email@example.com which will then be forwarded to all members who have subscribed.
The mailing list is intended for topics that have at least a tenuous connection to the committee, e.g. a short note on any legal developments, asking a quick question to the community, looking for a lawyer in specific jurisdiction or simply inquiring which committee members will also be attending an upcoming conference. To avoid flooding one’s email inbox, the default setting has been set to “digest mode”. This means that subscribers will at most receive a single email per day collating all the emails sent to the list. So feel free to send emails to the mailing list.
Subscribing is as simple as visiting the website http://ipba.arbitration.asia/ you will find a link that will lead to subscription page (direct link: http://ipba.arbitration.asia/mailman/listinfo/list_ipba.arbitration.asia):
- fill in your email address;
- click subscribe!
Should you have any problems signing up, send a short email to Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org) who set up the list and will able to help.
We hope that the mailing list will further strengthen the ties between committee members and look forward to reading your posts to the list.
I am sure you will all join Mohan and I in thanking Michael for undertaking this initiative which will benefit us all.
Juliet and Mohan
With over 500 members representing 47 jurisdictions, the IPBA's Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee is a true worldwide network of practitioners involved in all aspects of dispute resolution. The Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee attracts the most members and is very popular amongst the IPBA members. The Committee allows diverse individuals, be they practitioners of arbitration or dispute resolution or interested individuals from the commercial world, to expand their knowledge and interaction with this ever-expanding and exciting field of law.
The Committee seeks to foster active dialogue among the IPBA membership not only at the annual IPBA conferences, but also to provide an ongoing informative forum for arbitration and alternative dispute resolution developments and topical issues.
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Basics
When disputes arise, a court battle can be a costly, prolonged, and a public affair. In the case of international disputes, enforceability in other jurisdictions is also an issue. In this global economy, arbitration provides commercial entities a useful alternative to litigation. However, in some situations, litigation may be appropriate and more efficacious.
The committee embraces dialogue in all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, negotiation, mediation, conciliation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration, and online dispute resolution. These methods can be applied singly or in combination to address disputes.
Jurisdictions Represented & Committee Directory
Current members of the Committee and the IPBA may request to be included in the IPBA ADR Committee Directory, which is forthcoming on the Committee website. Please send us the following information: Name, firm, contact information, the jurisdiction(s) in which you practice and, in 30 words or less, your practice areas/specialties.
IPBA Annual Conferences
The Committee has developed a continuing dynamic tradition of fostering debate and mutual support at the IPBA annual conferences. IPBA Conferences provide a unique platform for developing knowledge and debating current issues.
2009 Annual Meeting and Conference (Manila)
The Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee presented the following sections at the 2009 Annual Conference:
2010 Annual Meeting and Conference (Singapore)
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee presented the following sessions at the 2010 Annual Conference in Singapore:
2011 Annual Meeting and Conference (Kyoto/Osaka)
The Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee shall present the following sessions at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Conference in Kyoto/Osaka:
Joint Conference with JAA and JCAA: 26th April: Tokyo
Immediately following the Annual Meeting and Conference at Kyoto/Osaka, our Committee will present a full day mock arbitration and panel discussion based on the new UNCITRAL Rules. This joint conference with the JAA and JCAA shall take place on the 26th of April 2011 at Tokyo. Further details will be communicated to members and posted in due course.
How To Get Active In The Committee
The Committee encourages active involvement by its members through social events and the annual Committee planning session which takes place at the IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference. Please contact the Co-Chairs for information.
Timely, relevant and interesting information can be submitted to be posted under this section. Please submit your notice to email@example.com with subject line: IPBA DR Notice Board Post. Notices will be screened for appropriate content. Please allow up to 10 days for the posting to appear.
Original Contributions & the Newsletter
The Committee solicits contributions from its members to be published on the IPBA website. The chair and vice-chairs of the committee will select pieces to post on the Committee website, subject to the following editorial guidelines.
Arbitration in India: An Overview
by Sumeet Kachwaha and Dharmendra Rautray, Kachwaha & Partners
A General Introduction to Enforcement of Arbitration awards in Asia and the Pacific Rim
by Girolamo Abbatescianni, Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario Milan Italy