Much has been said about the present COVID-19 pandemic, but the reality is that most economies are now reopening for business. Corporate counsel, institutions, private practice lawyers and ADR professionals are now faced with the challenge of planning for a future where pandemics and other global disruptions will threaten global business operations again. How should clients, counsel, and the ADR community react to the challenge of serving the needs of globalized business in a time of pandemics, natural disasters and widespread socio-economic disruption? This panel will convene to consider the issue of future ADR challenges in an increasingly uncertain
world, including the following issues:
- Will the role of ADR in resolving cross-border disputes expand or contract? Do we need to look beyond conventional ADR to a broader world of dispute management?
- What are the merits and challenges of increased use of technology in ADR proceedings? What does recent experience suggest about the effectiveness of remote mediations?
- Is the standard arbitration clause now inadequate in dealing with future economic disruptions? Are tiered clauses a hindrance or help? Should special provision in arbitration clauses be made for summary disposition of force majeure and other related claims?
- Do we need to look beyond conventional ADR to a broader world of dispute management?
Organizer: USC Gould/JAMS Arbitration Institute Webinar Series: The Future of Dispute Resolution