A CIRCLE FOR A TRIANGLE – GEOMETRY IN AID OF EFFICIENCY IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Hafez R Virjee / Download article 26 March 2021 [*]  Abstract: The ‘iron triangle’ has been popularised in international arbitration as an illustration of the limits in the time and cost efficiency gains that can be achieved when set off against the trade-offs on the quality of the process. This article explains that the iron triangle is a misleading representation of how these questions balance out both at a systemic level and at an individual case level. As a result, it is ill-suited for policymaking or as a response to user calls for greater time and cost efficiency in international arbitration. Conversely, once the underlying assumptions have been spelt out and the realities of practice and market conditions factored in, … Read More

DEVELOPING YOUR CAREER AS AN EXPERT WITNESS

Dr Rachel Fenton, Senior Manager, Alvarez & Marsal, reporting on the ROAP 2020 Session of 1 December 2020: “Expert Careers – Questions (many), Answers (some), and Food for Thought”, published on 15 March 2021 As part of the first edition of the Remote Oral Advocacy Programme (ROAP) cross-examination training course organised by Delos, a number of aspiring expert witnesses were able to hone their skills at giving evidence. These expert witnesses along with the faculty members from sponsoring firms Alvarez & Marsal and PwC got together to explore the question: how do you develop a career as a damages expert witness? From the wide-ranging discussions with faculty members Ian Clemmence (PwC), Andrew Flower (Alvarez & Marsal), Sirshar Qureshi (PwC) and Luke … Read More

WELCOMING OUR EXPANDED BOARD OF ADVISORS

Left to right and top to bottom: Aisha Abdallah, Jose Daniel Amado, Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS (President), Dr. Hassan Arab, Valeria Galíndez, Toby Landau QC, Ank Santens, Professor Maxi Scherer, May Tai, Paul Werné, Roland Ziadé As Delos continues to grow and gain traction internationally, including through the insertion of its arbitration clause, we are excited to announce that its Board of Advisors is expanding to include four new members, reflecting the institution’s increasing global reach: Aisha Abdallah, Valeria Galíndez, Paul Werné and Roland Ziadé (short bios below). They join existing Board members Jose Daniel Amado, Dr Hassan Arab, Toby Landau QC, Ank Santens, Professor Maxi Scherer and May Tai. Board President Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS shares that “I am … Read More