A Guide to ICDR Case Management - Part 1 - Chapter 1 - ICDR Awards and Commentaries - PDF (Electronic Downloadable Product)
Luis M. Martinez is Vice President of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), located in New York, and President of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC). Mr. Martinez serves as an integral part of the ICDR's international strategy team and is responsible for international arbitration and mediation business development for the United States’ North-East region and Central and South America. In his capacity as President of the IACAC, Mr. Martinez is responsible for the oversight of its network of arbitral centers throughout the Americas. For the last several years, Mr. Martinez worked as the Vice President responsible for the ICDR's international administrative services and prior to that he held the position of a staff attorney for the AAA's Office of the General Counsel. Mr. Martinez received a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgian Court College and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law. He has had numerous articles published on international arbitration and has appeared as a speaker in programs throughout the world.
Originally from ICDR Awards and Commentaries
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) is the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA)1 and since its creation in 1996 its focus has been on providing international conflict management services for the global business and legal communities. These services include a full range of international alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes administered by multilingual staff applying tried and tested international arbitration and mediation rules. The ICDR administrators are divided into regionally specialized teams where their knowledge of local culture, different legal traditions and linguistic capabilities are important components of the administrative regime.2 This framework provides a level of procedural predictability under the ICDR system and creates in its users an expectation of a quick, efficient and economical ADR process.
Meeting expectations is challenging under the best of circumstances. While justice, speed and economy are the generally accepted goals of ADR, expectations may vary depending on the role and strategy of the party in a particular matter and ultimately whether in their estimations they prevailed or not.3 The ICDR, strives to meet the expectations of its users bt its efforts are balanced against its goals of preserving due process and the integrity of the ADR cases conducted under its auspices. It may be more accurate to describe the ICDR's role as one of managing expectations with its focus on the client and the aforementioned goals of ADR at the core of the ICDR system driving many of its initiatives.4
I The ICDR
II The ICDR International Arbitration Rules, (IAR)
III Commencing the Case
IV Appointing the Arbitrators
V Clearing Conflicts and Challenges
VI The Preparatory Conference
VII Emergency Arbitrator Procedure
VIII The ICDR's Guidelines for Arbitrators Concerning Exchanges of Information
IX Other Rules Administered by the ICDR
X International Mediation
XI Conflict Management Efficiencies