Holding the Fort until the Arbitrators are Appointed: The New ICDR International Emergency Rule - Dispute Resolution Journal - Vol. 61, No. 2

Ben H. Sheppard Jr.
John M. Townsend
Page Count: 
7 pages
May, 2006
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Mr. Sheppard is a “distinguished lecturer” and director of the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Houston Law Center. He was, until his retirement, a partner in the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. and co-chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice. He chaired the American Arbitration Association task force that drafted the May 2006 revisions to the International Arbitration Rules discussed in this article. Mr. Townsend is a partner in the Washington office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and chairs its Arbitration and ADR Group. He is chairman of the Executive Committee of the American Arbitration Association. He also served on the committee that drafted the Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection in the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules.