Arbitral Insights brings you informative and insightful commentary on current issues in international arbitration and the changing world of conflict resolution. The podcast series offers trends, developments, challenges and topics of interest from Reed Smith disputes lawyers who handle arbitrations around the world.
Spotlight on … Arbitrator and mediator Poornima Hatti
Gautam Bhattacharyya welcomes Poornima Hatti, co-founder and dispute resolution practice lead at Samvad Partners, to discuss her career as a leading arbitration lawyer in India, the growth of India as an arbitration hub, and the importance of better diversity in arbitration in India.
Greener Arbitrations: Are hard copy submissions a thing of the past?
In this episode in our greener arbitrations miniseries, Vanessa Thieffry and Alison Eslick welcome Paris-based Erwan Robert and Dubai-based Soham Panchamiya for a friendly debate grappling with the query as to whether hard copy submissions are a thing of the past. They discuss cost, efficiency, access to technology, and what works best in hearings.
Spotlight on … Independent arbitrator Dana MacGrath
New York-based independent arbitrator Dana MacGrath FCIArb is our guest for this episode of ‘Spotlight on…’ with our host Gautam Bhattacharyya. Dana shares how she found her career in law and international arbitration, the mentors she has learnt from throughout her professional life, the role of women in international arbitration, and what it means to step away from ‘big law’.
The changing definitions of “investment” and “dual nationals”
Miami-based Gilberto Guerrero-Rocca welcomes guest speaker, attorney, and legal scholar Luis A. Bergolla to explore the changing definitions of “investment” and “dual nationals.” The duo discuss the impacts of, and takeaways from, the recent case of ICSID Gramercy v. Peru. They then cover jurisdictional awards from a recent PCA case, followed by a brief exploration into whether dual nationals satisfy the ratione materiae and ratione personae prongs of the jurisdictional test.
Spotlight on … International arbitrator and Careers in Arbitration founder Amanda Lee
Gautam Bhattacharyya welcomes prominent international arbitrator and Founder of Careers in Arbitration and ARBalance Amanda Lee to discuss Amanda’s career story, her mentors, and her views on what the hardest thing is about being an arbitrator. Amanda then shares her views for furthering DEI and belonging in arbitration in a response that Gautam commends as one of the very finest expositions of the importance of all aspects of DEI he has ever heard.
Demystifying international arbitration in Vietnam
Singapore-based counsel Joyce Fong welcomes Head of International Arbitration for Frasers Law Company (Vietnam) Earl Rivera-Dolera to explore the international arbitration landscape in Vietnam. The duo discuss common jurisdiction and governing law clause choices for contracts involving Vietnam-based projects and the “winning formula” to maximize enforcement opportunities in Vietnam, before reviewing common grounds for challenging the recognition and enforcement of foreign awards in Vietnam and closing with a review of areas of desired reform.