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Trevor N. May is a first year law student at McGill University, where he is an associate editor of the MJDR and the managing director of the McGill Arbitration Student Society. An alumnus of McGill and the University of Toronto, he wrote his Master’s thesis, “Salida: Latin America, ICSID, and the...

Introduction At the end of 2013, Mexico’s ambitious Energy Reform, core objective of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s political agenda, was passed, ending the days in which key areas of the Mexican energy sector, such as the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, were closed for the private sector. On 11 August 2014...

Noah Hanft is the President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). He previously served as General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer for MasterCard, where he was responsible for overseeing legal and regulatory affairs, public policy and compliance. While at MasterCard, he spearheaded the successful resolution...

Interview With Ambassador Mokhtar Lamani The MJDR-RRDM had the privilege of conducting an interview with Ambassador Mokhtar Lamani, a lifetime diplomat with the United Nations who has extensive experience with mediation and negotiation in post-conflict situations throughout the Middle East. This included extensive work in the League of Arab States as...

The author of this article and all parties and events described herein have been anonymized for confidentiality reasons. I.     INTRODUCTION Dispute resolution will always need a holistic approach keeping in mind, at all times, the bottom line. At the end of the day, the debate on theoretical or statistical superiority...

By Haig Oghigian   Arbitrators are supposed to be impartial and focus on the merits of a party’s position, but they are also human – which means a counsel’s unprofessional behavior has the potential to negatively impact his or her case. Although each arbitrator is of course different with individual preferences, opinions,...

Anaël Tchoulfian   Please note that contributions to our blog are not translated   Pas un jour ne passe depuis la fin des réjouissances du 31 décembre sans un commentaire de notre entourage quant aux résolutions du nouvel an. Qu'elles soient sincères ou de mauvaises foi, subies ou choisies, là n'est pas la question:...