A Brief Introduction to:

Dispute Resolution – Arbitration

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This (free) short video course takes you through some of the basics of arbitration. It is a summary of the basic steps in the arbitration process

7 hours 32 min 36 Chapters

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What You Will Learn?

I introduce various forms of dispute resolution and then analyse the key differences between arbitration and litigation. I then describe the requirements, timeline, stages and process of arbitration. I cover evidence, witnesses, document requests, the hearing and the award. There are also practical tips for working with in-house counsel.


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A short course as introduction

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  • For lawyers who may be new to arbitration

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  • Practical tips for working with in-house counsel

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for lawyers who want a brief introduction to arbitration, as a stepping stone to more advanced courses (in the pipeline)

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Tomas Vail, Counsel and Arbitrator
Solicitor of England & Wales, Admitted to New York State Bar

Tomas is the Founder of Vail Dispute Resolution (VDR), an independent disputes practice advising on investor-state arbitration and international commercial arbitration under the ICSID, LCIA, ICC, SCC and UNCITRAL rules.

With over a decade of experience in the world’s top arbitration practices, Tomas is recognised by Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal as a leading arbitration practitioner and a leading practitioner of investor-state arbitration. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

VDR is currently acting as lead counsel in several high-profile arbitrations, including in an ICSID arbitration against Belarus and in the first renewables arbitration (Energy Charter Treaty, SCC) against Ukraine in respect of retroactive amendments to the “green tariff” regime.

Tomas regularly sits as arbitrator and is listed in the arbitration panels of the LCIA, ICC, SCC and SIAC, among others. He has acted as arbitrator in over a dozen arbitrations, including most recently in disputes under the SCC and SIAC Rules.