Originally from World Arbitration And Mediation Review (WAMR)
It is with great pleasure that I accept the kind invitation of the WAMR Editors-in Chief to contribute short comments to the WAMR Anniversary Edition in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration’s (ITA) Dallas Workshop. Over so many years, the ITA has been a forum for oral and written exchanges of leading academics and practitioners of arbitration and dispute resolution from all over the world under the leadership of most distinguished colleagues, most of whom I consider personal friends.
I have chosen a title for this short paper that allows me to select a few issues which I consider of particular relevance to the development of international arbitration in recent years and for the future. Obviously, I do not claim complete coverage of such issues. I base my comments on my own personal experience as an arbitrator and I expect that many other colleagues will contribute their in-depth considerations of many of the same issues.