Eric van Ginkel
INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATOR AND MEDIATOR
Eurolegal Services also has an excellent reference site that provides a very complete set of arbitration resources, which includes worldwide lists of links to Arbitration Conventions, National Arbitration Laws and National Arbitration Institutions.
Columbia Law School’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Columbia Law School, one of Eric’s Almae Matres, offers one of the most comprehensive ADR programs in the nation. The rich curriculum, taught by faculty members and practitioners, includes a hands-on mediation clinic that bridges theory and practice; a negotiation workshop; the renowned Deals course; and conferences, seminars, and workshops that bring to campus the nation's leading dispute resolution experts.
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) provides an excellent website that includes much more information than just their rules and procedures. Of particulate interest is the posting about the Top 10 Ways to make arbitration faster and more cost effective.
www.Mediate.com is the website where you go to select a mediator and to read up on many of the articles that are published about mediation. It is the website par excellence for the mediation community, and highly recommended.
The International Center for Dispute Resolution is the international arm of the AAA, and provides institutional support for international mediation and arbitration.
Mrs. Rosabel E. Goodman-Everard, a well-known international arbitration consultant located in Washington, D.C., working for the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, has compiled a terrific survey of arbitration-related websites, including links to sites that post the texts of treaties, conventions and national arbitration laws, as well as international, regional and national arbitration institution. See also: http://www.ili.org/adrc_research_guide.htm
The website of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) provides information about their dispute resolution services, which in addition to regular arbitration include summary proceedings for a speedier resolution and mini-trials. A potential advantage of holding an international arbitration in the Netherlands is that pursuant to Section 1046 of the Netherlands Code of Civil Procedure, the President of the Amsterdam District Court, upon the request of one of the parties, may order the consolidation of two or more separate but related arbitration proceedings, even when between different parties, so that they must be held before the same panel of arbitrator(s). This creates a level of efficiency not available elsewhere (unless all parties agree).
The website of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration provides information about mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution services available in Australia.
KluwerArbitration.com is a pay-website that offers you a fully-searchable database of primary and secondary materials in the field of International Commercial Arbitration with access to full-text downloads of materials, delivered by authoritative resources. It has links to the ITA (Institute for Transnational Arbitration) and its publications; the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (PCA); and the ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration), as well as to important Kluwer publications, such as Arbitration International and the Journal of International Arbitration. Strongly recommended for the Arbitration and ADR specialist.
The International Dispute Resolution Services provided by the International Chamber of Commerce are under the supervision of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. On its website, you can find the Rules applying to mediation and arbitration and other useful information.
ABAnet.org/dispute is the website of the Section of Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association.
The Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law is Eric’s Alma Mater, and we cannot think of a better place to obtain training and education in the fields of arbitration and mediation. The Straus Institute offers a wide variety of courses, also to attorneys who simply want to learn more about dispute resolution so that they acquire the skills to become more effective as counsel in an arbitration proceeding or in a mediation session. Eric continues to work as an Adjunct Professor in Investor-State Dispute Resolution, the Mediation Clinic, and other topics at the Nation’s Premier Dispute Resolution Program.
Eric appears on the arbitration panel for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR). This is a nonprofit organization based out of New York City that serves as a multinational resource for avoidance, management and resolution of civil and other types of disputes. CPR provides education resources. It also acts as an appointing authority for disputing parties in need of mediators and arbitrators.
The Model Laws on International Commercial Arbitration and on International Commercial Conciliation and other relevant laws and rules adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) can be found by going to the UNCITRAL website. From the UNCITRAL Homepage, please choose the language of your choice, click on "UNCITRAL Texts & Status" and then click on "International Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation" and you will find the documents there.
The School of Law at City University of Hong Kong was established in 1987 with the goal of becoming an internationally-renowned center for research and teaching of law in the Asia-Pacific Region. The school has a strong commitment to common law scholarship and offers expertise in commercial law, environmental law, Hong Kong Basic Law, Criminal Justice, International Trade and Investment Law, Arbitration, and ADR. Eric taught Advanced Mediation at CityU’s law school on behalf of the Straus Institute in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Eric’s Alma Mater, Leiden Law School is one of the largest faculties at Leiden University, which was founded in 1575. Leiden Law School ranks number 1 in the Netherlands.
The faculty is renowned for its research and teaching programs, which cover the full breadth of law and go far beyond the national boundaries. With its international focus and roots going far back in the Dutch legal order, the faculty has helped train many generations of legal professionals for key positions within a society governed by the rule of law. The research of the faculty is not restricted to just one core issue, but aims at excellent cutting-edge research across the full breadth of the law.
Leiden Law School is proud of its position in international rankings, such as the Times Higher Education World University Ranking and QS World University Rankings. According to its website, “We rank number 32 in the QS World University Ranking by subject (and number 1 in the Netherlands).”