International Litigation & Arbitration: February 2014 Archives

Counsel's Role in Reducing Costs international Arbitrations

Parties to a dispute often cite cost control as a reason for choosing arbitration over litigation. To achieve the goal of keeping arbitration costs down, it is important for counsel to play an active role in advocating for cost control. Without counsel's vigilant attention from the outset of the case, arbitration costs can rival litigation expenses. This is especially true international arbitrations where parties, counsel, and arbitrators hail from different parts of the world.

Bridging the Gap: Arbitration's Impact on the Panama Canal

In August of this year, the Panama Canal will turn one hundred years old. An engineering marvel from its inception, the canal serves as a shortcut for 13,000 ships every day, making it one of the busiest and most important commercial waterways in the world. Efforts are underway to build an additional set of locks that would create a new lane of traffic, effectively doubling the canal's capacity.

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