Talking Points

May 2009

John Hardiman discusses the many factors that go into choosing the best forum for private litigants in the midst of an international dispute over natural resources in Arbitration, Vol. 75, Pages 262-263. Mr. Hardiman notes that before jumping into any form of arbitration or litigation, parties must consider the nature of the dispute, the jurisdictional options available and the potential consequences of starting adversarial proceedings.