Agency for Dispute Resolution Neutral Jeff Benz Named as Arbitrator with the China International and Economic Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)

Beverly Hills, California - August 1st, 2014.

The Agency for Dispute Resolution is pleased to announce that its leading neutral Jeff Benz has been named a member of the Panel of Arbitrators with the Beijing-based China International and Economic Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) arbitral institution, the largest private provider of arbitration in the world based on case volume.

CIETAC was set up by Chinese government directive in April 1956 under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). Since 2000, CIETAC has also been known as the Arbitration Court of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC). CIETAC’s more than 20,000 concluded arbitration cases have involved parties from more than 70 countries and regions outside the Chinese mainland, and its awards have been recognized and enforced in more than 60 countries and regions. Since 1990, CIETAC’s caseload has been one of the heaviest among the world’s major arbitration institutions. In recent years, on average, CIETAC has handled more than 1,300 cases annually, involving parties from more than 50 countries and regions outside the Chinese mainland.

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Agency for Dispute Resolution Neutrals to present at upcoming LACBA/ICDR Conference on International Commercial Arbitration

Beverly Hills, California - May 8th, 2014.

Agency for Dispute Resolution’s accomplished neutrals John Garman and Jeff Benz will be presenting on the subject of professional standards for representing parties in international arbitration using the newly promulgated International Bar Association Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration as the starting point.

Mr. Garman will be moderating the panel and Mr. Benz will be one of three presenters. The conference is jointly hosted by the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution in Los Angeles, on Friday May 9, 2014.

“We are pleased that other organizations are turning to our neutrals for their expertise in a wide variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures, including in this case in international commercial arbitration,” said Mark Fotohabadi, Founder and Managing Principal of the Agency for Dispute Resolution. “John and Jeff are experts in their fields and this recognition demonstrates that.”

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