Welcome to the IPBA's Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee Page!
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.
Our committee promotes and 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.
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 is the largest committee in the IPBA. 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.
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.
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 one of the Committee Co-Chairs 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.
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.
Current Articles Available for Reading:
A General Introduction to Enforcement of Arbitration awards in Asia and the Pacific Rim
by Girolamo Abbatescianni, Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario Milan Italy