The Rise of Transparency in International Arbitration - Chapter 5 - Users Need More Transparency in International Arbitration

Michael McIlwrath
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20 pages
July, 2013
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MICHAEL MCILWRATH is Associate General Counsel of Litigation for GE Oil & Gas, based at the company's headquarters in Florence, Italy. He is co-author of the book International Arbitration and Mediation: A Practical Guide (Kluwer 2010), host of International Dispute Negotiation (, the podcast of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), winner of the CEDR award for Innovation in ADR, and a contributing editor of the Kluwer International Arbitration blog. Mr. McIlwrath is a director and past-president of the Board of Directors of the International Mediation Institute, a non-profit in the Netherlands promoting quality, standards, and transparency in mediation. Mr. McIlwrath previously practiced with Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

ROLAND SCHROEDER is Senior Counsel, Litigation and Legal Policy, for the General Electric Company. Responsibilities include the management of significant U.S. and international litigation; internal investigations and management of compliance risk; coordination and oversight of domestic and international ADR initiatives; and the implementation of company-wide legal policy in these and other areas. He is a founding member of the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group, a member of CPR's Executive Committee, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, and Chair of the Corporate Counsel subcommittee of the USCIB. Mr. Schroeder previously practiced with Shearman & Sterling in Washington, D.C., and has more than 20 years of experience in litigating and arbitrating complex commercial disputes domestically and internationally.