The author is an attorney with the Seattle law firm of Perkins Coie, specializing in internationa/ and domestic dispute resolution. He is a member of the AAA panel of arbitrators and the International Panel of Arbitrators of the Asia/Pacific Center for the Resolution of International Business Disputes, among other dispute resolution and professional organizations.
When entering into an international contract, wise negotiators tailor an ADR clause to meet their needs should disputes arise. What must you consider at this critical juncture? How can you provide for the elements which will protect your interests? The author shares experience in dealing with key issues of locale, procedures, qualifications of neutrals, choice of laws, scope of issues covered, discovery and enforcement.