This Q&A was published in the December 2021 issues of Mealey’s International Arbitration Report and Mealey’s Coronavirus Law Report.
Senior Counsel Michael H. Goldstein was on a Q&A panel for Mealey’s International Arbitration Report and Coronavirus Law Report discussing what impact remote proceedings and video conferencing have had on international arbitrations. He discussed the exponential acceleration of remote conferencing technology, as well as the creation of new legal protocols to resolve disputes despite delays. He commended the Seoul Protocol for its visibility requirements in regards to witness testimony and emphasized the need for standardized practices in virtual international arbitrations. “Fairness to all parties is paramount so that no party is at a disadvantage due to technological limitations in a particular location,” said Goldstein.
The other industry leaders on the panel were Jeffrey Benz, arbitrator and mediator, JAMS; Lisa Houssiere, Principal, McKool Smith; Tai-Heng Cheng and Marinn Carlson, Partners, Sidley Austin; Albert Bates Jr., Partner, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders; R. Zachary Torres-Fowler, Senior Associate, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders; and Ben Love, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner.