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Arbitration Creates New Customs

Arbitration Creates New Customs

Published: 11 Nov 2019

Free of hard and fast rules and relying on the best sources, international arbitration has created a unique culture. Some customs pertain to the very form of conducting a hearing. Hearings are held in arbitration courts or conference rooms at chambers of commerce, law firms or hotels. Arbitrators sit at the head of a conference table; the claimant and its legal representatives sit to their right, ...

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“No jokes about arbitrators!”

“No jokes about arbitrators!”

Published: 03 Oct 2019

Every time I am in the US people offer me jokes about lawyers. There are plenty of them and I don’t like them at all. I always tell my American colleagues that these are jokes about them, about American lawyers, not about Polish lawyers and I am from Poland. Then, in return, they want to offer me Polish jokes. For a long time I was looking for jokes about arbitrators. Are there any jokes about a...

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Arbitrators are Individualists

Arbitrators are Individualists

Published: 04 Sep 2019

It’s a long and winding road that leads to the career of an arbitrator. It usually passes down the avenue of barrister, solicitor, judge, scholar, businessman, diplomat, politician or expert. Occasionally, it is little more than a sideline at first. Let us assume you are appointed as an arbitrator for the first time in your life. You have to schedule the hearings in between other business commitme...

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It is not easy to start out as an arbitrator

It is not easy to start out as an arbitrator

Published: 08 Aug 2019

Arbitrators are late starters. Actually, it is hard to start out as arbitrators. At first, you have to establish yourself as a barrister, solicitor, judge, academic, diplomat, businessman, politician or expert. It is only later in life that you become an arbitrator. Meanwhile, young legal eagles are champing at the bit. They are dying to get their first case. A rude awaking comes at the first inte...

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