MANAGING INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: A Shared Responsibility of the Parties, the Tribunal, and the Arbitral Institution - Dispute Resolution Journal - Vol. 54, No. 2
David E. Wagoner
The author is a full-time arbitrator and mediator in international and domestic cases, and is a consultant in all aspects of dispute resolution. He is a member of the AAA international panel of neutrals and is associated with various arbitration/mediation organizations worldwide.
Improved case management is a key element to achieving worldwide harmonization of international arbitration, says David Wagoner. Proper management of the arbitral process is a responsibility to be shared by the parties, the tribunal, and the arbitral institution, he says. The following is a paper presented by the author at the 15th Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration held in Paris last October.
The focal point of the developing tension between the rights of the parties and the powers of arbitrators and arbitral institutions in the conduct of arbitral proceedings is the ever-increasing mandate to expedite proceedings. In reality, these tensions create an opportunity and shared responsibility for all those involved in the arbitral process.