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The Arbitration Station is a podcast about international arbitration. It covers both investment and commercial arbitration and contains both serious substance and gossipy gibberish. Hosts Brian Kotick and Joel Dahlquist Cullborg.

The Arbitration Station Joel Dahlquist Cullborg and Brian Kotick

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The Arbitration Station is a podcast about international arbitration. It covers both investment and commercial arbitration and contains both serious substance and gossipy gibberish. Hosts Brian Kotick and Joel Dahlquist Cullborg.

    Season 4 Episode 12 - The Isolation Episode

    Season 4 Episode 12 - The Isolation Episode

    Recorded in isolation, we talk to each other as therapy. With all events and meetings cancelled or postponed, we try to simulate the ICC European Conference on International Arbitration by talking about two topics that would have been discussed on panels there (and might be this summer when it takes place): tariff wars and arbitration [TIME 11:20] and the European Green Deal (and the Stockholm Treaty Lab winners can be found here) [TIME 33:03]. We also try our best to remain happy and fun with a discussion on greetings protocol in arbitration: how do you know when and who to hug, kiss on the cheek, shake hands (or rub elbows) with [TIME 58:29]?

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Season 4 Episode 11 - The Force Majeure

    Season 4 Episode 11 - The Force Majeure

    Sitting in the same room for once, we talk about transparency in investment arbitration (specifically the tribunal’s power to order it, as highlighted in the majority v. dissent in Rand Investments v. Serbia) [TIME 11:11]. Then, in these Covid times, we talk about how the current virus scare might lead to disputes under force majeure clauses in contracts [TIME 32:53]. Happy Fun Time is (once again) Brian Kotick show - to open plan or not to open plan? [Time 51:45].

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Season 4 Episode 10 - The Battle of the Seats

    Season 4 Episode 10 - The Battle of the Seats

    This week we spend the most time on the epic battle of the seats currently playing out (again) - London v. Paris as the seat of arbitration, brought to the surface by Kabab-Ji S.A.L v. Kout Food Group in the UK Court of Appeal [TIME 13:23]. Then, for Happy Fun Time, Brian gives us the summary of his doctoral dissertation, which is focused on the profound issue of short commands: how to optimise your drafting in Microsoft Word [TIME 47:26].(The Latham & Watkins Book of Jargon in International Arbitration is here)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Season 4 Episode 9 - The Security for Costs

    Season 4 Episode 9 - The Security for Costs

    Brian tells us about security for costs, a topic relevant for both commercial and investment arbitration [TIME 08:28]. Then follows an interview with Diego Gotis, whom Saadia spoke to in Vienna [TIME 34:14]. The last segment is always a Happy Fun one, this time about tone and culture in the field of arbitration - what we wished someone had told us earlier in our careers…[TIME: 1:08:28].

    Also, watch out for the fire alarm at Saadia’s office towards the end!

    Season 4 Episode 8 - The Ratione Temporis

    Season 4 Episode 8 - The Ratione Temporis

    Back from the holidays, we kick off the new decade with two separate discussions that involve timing: first, the temporal application of investment treaties [TIME 10:02] inspired by a recent arbitral award, secondly when and how can a state’s failure to respect obligations in a commercial arbitration award be the basis for an investment treaty claim [TIME 32:17]? Happy Fun Time then is about our (arbitration-related) resolutions for the new year [TIME 56:29].

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Season 4 Episode 7 - The Holiday Special (and a little WTO crisis)

    Season 4 Episode 7 - The Holiday Special (and a little WTO crisis)

    Happy holidays, arbitration nerds! 





    From the International Arbitration Center in London, Brian and Saadia call up Joel and it has to be said: Joel’s audio is below par. It’s a work in progress figuring out recording from a new place. 

    Luckily, Joel pre-recorded an interview with Kathleen Claussen about WTO dispute resolution and in particular the recent crisis in the Appellate Body [TIME 8:20].

    Then Saadia takes us on a tour of the intersection between religion and arbitration [TIME 31:55], before we talk about gift-giving protocols for Happy Fun Time [56:12].

    • 1 hr 13 min

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