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, Saadia Bhatty and Joel Dahlquist.
Season 5 Episode 10 - The One with Jan Paulsson
The Arbitration Station Book Club is back! We have read The Unruly Notion of Abuse of Rights and we’re talking about that book together with none other than its author Jan Paulsson [TIME 0:14:45]. The second segment is some arbitration fundamenta: challenges of arbitrators [0:47:21], which is followed by a Happy Fun Time discussion on paralegals: how to be one, how to manage one and how to appreciate them all [1:18:13]
Season 5 Episode 9 - The Drafter of the Draft Code
Winter has come to the UK, but the Arbitration Station is full of hot takes. Saadia and Joel speak to University of Richmond law professor Chiara Giorgetti [TIME 07:13], who was heavily involved in the drafting of the Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement, issued by ICSID and UNCITRAL (which we first talked about on S04E15). The Draft Code has now received comments from states and other stakeholders and it’s on the table at UNCITRAL this week so the timing is great. Saadia then discusses FDI screening and its intersection with investment disputes [TIME 42:37], before the two law firm employees have a Happy Fun Time talking about filings and what happens to your life during those [TIME 01:07:32].
Season 5 Episode 8 - The Space Arbitration
Well rested from our holiday hiatus, we’re back to tackle some of the truly big issues. First out is investment treaty claims arising out of holocaust survivors’ seized property [TIME 09:03], followed by Rachael O’Grady talking about space arbitration [TIME 30:25]. After opening with the holocaust and space, we go small and end with a Happy Fun Time involving Saadia’s new favorite acronym: ESL, or English as a Second Language [TIME 01:01:03]. What are the challenges facing those of us who work in a non-native language - and what does Brian think of the others’ English?
The Locked Down Holiday Special
Before taking some time off, we finish the season with a much-awaited interview with Kaj Hobér [TIME 14:40], conducted at the Swedish Law Day webinar. Then we sign off by following tradition and discussing holiday gifts, both related to arbitration and… less so [TIME 46:10]. Happy Holidays to all, and special thanks to our sponsor IAReporter.Among the potential gifts mentioned:
JOELGirl, Woman, Other
Crossing to Safety
BRIANBlue Snowball USB Mic
Long Arm Swivel Clamp
The Last Waltz of the Law of Nations
The unruly notion of Abuse of RightsIdentity and Diversity on the International Bench
Is International Law International?
Season 5 Episode 6 - The Court Reporter
Brian and Joel talk to David Kasdan, a very experienced court reporter with hundreds of arbitrations under his belt, about the crucial but sometimes overlooked role as transcriber in chief during an arbitration [TIME 11:31]. Saadia then takes us on a trip through the updated ICC and LCIA Rules [TIME 47:11], before we have a Happy Fun Time talking about boutique/spin-off firms - and this week's HFT contains some front-page news [TIME 01:14:08!
Bonus Episode - IAReporter
If you want to work for Investment Arbitration Reporter, now is your chance. The leading publication is looking for contributors and you can apply here. We use this as a reason to bring publisher and funder Luke Peterson on the air to talk about IAReporter, its history, work and contribution to the field of investment arbitration.
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Outstanding insights into the issues, trends, and personalities of the world of international arbitration. Each episode is very well researched yet easy to listen to and fun.
Great investment in time.
Listening to Brian and Joel gave me a clearer understanding of the process and intricacies of international arbitration. I’m a businesswoman operating in a global environment and was curious how it all works. The dialogue and conversational tone was informative.
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