Arbitral Insights
Spotlight on … Leading arbitrator and former Indian Supreme Court judge, Justice B. N. Srikrishna

Spotlight on … Leading arbitrator and former Indian Supreme Court judge, Justice B. N. Srikrishna

October 8, 2021

Justice B. N. Srikrishna discusses his career, reflects on his tenure on the Indian Supreme Court, and shares thoughts about his work as an arbitrator. Joined by India Business Team Chair Gautam Bhattacharyya, Srikrishna discusses best ways for arbitration to thrive, and also shares tips for aspiring practitioners.

Implications of new English witness statement reforms for international arbitration

Implications of new English witness statement reforms for international arbitration

September 29, 2021

The English High Court reforms to the requirements for witness statements include pioneering measures aimed at improving the quality of witness recollection. These reforms may also influence how international arbitration responds to the challenge of witness evidence in the future. Counsel Suzie Savage and Knowledge Management lawyer Dan Newbound delve into the hot topic of witness evidence and share their views and top tips as the global arbitral community waits to see how the English reforms will unfold in practice.

Spotlight on … MCIA Secretary General and Registrar Neeti Sachdeva

Spotlight on … MCIA Secretary General and Registrar Neeti Sachdeva

September 16, 2021

In the second of our “Spotlight on…” series, and on the eve of the five-year anniversary of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration, Reed Smith’s India Business Team Chair Gautam Bhattacharyya hosts Neeti Sachdeva for a discussion on the development of institutional arbitration in India. The duo explore the current work and key objectives of the MCIA at its five-year milestone, what led to Neeti’s interest in arbitration, her career path to date, and her advice for aspiring arbitration lawyers.

Enhancing the value of witness evidence – behind the scenes with an ICC task force co-chair

Enhancing the value of witness evidence – behind the scenes with an ICC task force co-chair

September 8, 2021

Gautam Bhattacharyya leads a discussion about the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission’s report on the “Accuracy of Fact Witness Memory in International Arbitration.” His guest is José Astigarraga, Reed Smith global chair for international arbitration and co-chair of the ICC task force on enhancing the value of witness evidence.

Learn what motivated the ICC to form this task force, what work it carried out (including examples of the scientific research behind the report), and what tools and practices it identified for the arbitration community.

Know your audience – an arbitrator’s perspective

Know your audience – an arbitrator’s perspective

September 1, 2021

International arbitration partner Michelle Nelson shares practical insights into arbitration practice, from the perspective of an arbitrator. Hosted by senior associate Alison Eslick, Michelle covers what arbitrators and arbitral tribunals are most (and least) impressed by, and shares lessons learned to help clients put their best foot forward in arbitration proceedings. 

2021 revisions to the LMAA terms - a summary and practical tips

2021 revisions to the LMAA terms - a summary and practical tips

August 25, 2021

Hong Kong-based international arbitration partner Donald Sham hosts Andrew Stevens, Barrister-at-Law at 4 Pump Court, for a discussion on the revisions to the LMAA terms, including amendments impacting virtual/semi-virtual hearings and electronic signatures, witness statements, and arbitrator appointments.

Spotlight on … SIAC Court member Shaneen Parikh

Spotlight on … SIAC Court member Shaneen Parikh

August 18, 2021

Reed Smith Partner and India Business Team Chair Gautam Bhattacharyya hosts SIAC Court member and international arbitration lawyer Shaneen Parikh (a partner with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas) to discuss career inspirations, recent developments in Indian arbitration law, Shaneen’s role on the SIAC Court, and her advice to aspiring international arbitration lawyers.

Part 2: The path to the ICC Presidency – a conversation with ICC Court President-elect, Claudia Salomon

Part 2: The path to the ICC Presidency – a conversation with ICC Court President-elect, Claudia Salomon

June 28, 2021

In this episode, we continue our two-part conversation with incoming President of the ICC Court of Arbitration Claudia Salomon. Global chair of our international arbitration practice José Astigarraga hosts Claudia for a discussion covering the career path that led her to the ICC, the state and future of international arbitration and the ICC, the rise of international arbitration institutions and her advice for future arbitrators and advocates.

Part 1: The path to the ICC Presidency – a conversation with ICC Court President-elect, Claudia Salomon

Part 1: The path to the ICC Presidency – a conversation with ICC Court President-elect, Claudia Salomon

June 24, 2021

Incoming President of the ICC Court of Arbitration Claudia Salomon is hosted by the global chair of Reed Smith’s international arbitration practice, José Astigarraga, for a two-part interview covering the career path that led her to the ICC, the state and future of international arbitration and the ICC, and her advice for future arbitrators and advocates.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's International Arbitration page.

Women in Arbitration - The challenges of arbitrating environmental disputes

Women in Arbitration - The challenges of arbitrating environmental disputes

June 8, 2021

Independent arbitrator Judith Levine discusses the legal landscape of environmental disputes with Paris-based international arbitration associate Vanessa Thieffry in this next installment of our Women in Arbitration miniseries. The duo explore the characteristics and difficulties of environmental disputes, institutional initiatives, and the extent to which arbitration is an appropriate forum to resolve these disputes.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's International Arbitration page.

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