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IDN 39 -- Mediating with Hard Negotiators, John Wade - Part II

2008-08-15
Length: 16m 55s

Australian mediator John Wade returns to IDN to discuss mediation strategies to get around the hard bargainers, the obstructionists, the stone-wallers, and the naysayers.…

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IDN 38 -- Detecting Lies and Concealing Emotions: The Eckman Group's Clark Freshman on Negotiating

2008-08-08
Length: 27m 9s

Bay area educator and consultant Clark Freshmen discusses how he trains people to spot emotions in negotiation. "It's like mind reading," says Mike McIlwrath. It's also about lie detection. Freshman is a consultant at the noted authorities on the subject,…

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IDN 37 -- The Story Behind Stradley Ronon's CPR Institute Law Firm Award

2008-08-01
Length: 35m 10s

Bennett G. Picker of Philadelphia's Stradley Ronon discusses how his firm earned the CPR Institute's first Law Firm Award.…

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IDN 36 -- Benchmarking international legal departments, Massimo Mantovani, GC of ENI Group

2008-07-25
Length: 32m 57s

ENI Counsel Massimo Mantovani discusses in-house litigation and arbitration case management.…

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IDN 35 -- Leveraging the Institution, Part 2 of ICC Case Management

2008-07-18
Length: 21m 43s

ICC Counsel Francesca Mazza discusses case management in the second of two parts.…

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IDN 34 -- Inside the ICC's Case Management Processes, Part I

2008-07-11
Length: 29m 0s

ICC Counsel Francesca Mazza discusses case management in the first of two parts.…

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IDN 33 -- Dispute Resolution in Malaysia

2008-07-03
Length: 31m 47s

Attorney Sai-Yeang Ng, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, discusses ADR and litigation in her country's courts.…

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IDN 32 -- Arbitrator Bias - An Interview with Sophie Nappert

2008-06-27
Length: 30m 51s

London practitioner Sophie Nappert analyzes the broad spectrum of arbitrator biases.…

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IDN 31 -- Mediation as Opportunity - An Interview with Ben Picker

2008-06-20
Length: 31m 53s

This week, IDN features party negotiation strategies from veteran mediator/trainer Bennett G. Picker, see Ben's bio, a partner in Philadelphia's Stradley Ronon Stevens & You…

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IDN 30 -- Dealing with Hard Negotiators - An Interview with John Wade

2008-06-13
Length: 28m 58s

This week Mike is joined by Australian John Wade, an educator and practitioner, who tells us about "truly terrifying" negotiation adversaries and when you need to walk away, permanently. For more background, see Share this episode

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IDN 29 -- Lucky Generals - Mike Wheeler on Dispute Management

2008-06-06
Length: 27m 44s

This week, Mike is joined by Harvard Business School's Michael A. Wheeler, a leading negotiation author and theorist. (See Michael A. Wheeler) They …

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IDN 28 -- The ICC's New Leadership - An Interview with Jason Fry

2008-05-30
Length: 34m 49s

This week, Mike discusses current arbitration practice trends with Jason Fry, who took over last October as Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration in Paris. Jason provides insights into the nature …

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IDN 27 -- Mediating from Singapore: An Interview with Christopher Lau

2008-05-23
Length: 27m 54s

Mike examines ADR in the booming Singapore economy with Christopher Lau, a senior counsel at Three Verulam Buildings, which is a London-based barristers' chambers. Christopher is in the firm's Singapore office, and is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute …

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IDN 26 -- A Discussion with Robert Carneiro on the Evolution of Dispute Resolution

2008-05-16
Length: 28m 30s

This week, IDN examines the dispute resolution methods of early societies, and how they evolved in the last 10,000 years into the mechanisms that we see in today's functioning societies: Mike's guest is American Museum of Natural History curator, anthropo…

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IDN 25 -- Resolving Disputes and Drafting a Constitution in Iraq

2008-05-09
Length: 41m 31s

Mike talks with Zaid Al-Ali, who is advising the United Nations on legal developments in Iraq, on drafting a new Iraqi constitution and efforts at improving Iraq's methods for dealing with international commercial disputes.…

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IDN 24 -- Mark Kantor on Appointing Arbitrators

2008-05-02
Length: 34m 29s

This week, join Mike for a discussion with former law firm partner Mark Kantor, of Washington, D.C., as he discusses his move to full-time arbitrator, and the ins-and-outs of putting together an international arbitration tribunal, including everything fro…

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IDN 23 -- Negotiating a Binding Dispute Clause with a Greek Company

2008-04-18
Length: 18m 27s

This week, Mike discusses litigation, mediation, and arbitration in Greece with attorney Pericles Stroubos.…

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IDN 22 -- Manon Schonewille on Mediation in the Netherlands

2008-04-11
Length: 24m 27s

This week, join Mike as he discusses the state of the art of Dutch mediation with Manon Schonewille, managing director of ACB Mediation Corporate Conflict Management, in the Hague, Netherlands.…

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IDN 21 -- AAA's Richard Naimark: Is International Arbitration Growing?

2008-04-04
Length: 22m 10s

This week, join Mike and Richard Naimark, senior vice president of the American Arbitration Association. Richard oversees the AAA's International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He discusses the ADR market for big providers and regional organizations, as…

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IDN 20 -- John Heaps, of Eversheds, on Mediation and Dispute Metrics in a Law Firm Culture

2008-03-28
Length: 20m 51s

This week, Mike talks with John Heaps, a partner in Eversheds' London office who oversees the firm's litigation team. John explains the firm's unique conflict resolution practices, including how 350 Eversheds attorneys got conflict resolution educations …

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IDN 19 -- The Arbitration Tribunal of Barcelona

2008-03-21
Length: 20m 57s

This week, Mike examines the Arbitration Tribunal of Barcelona, an example of a smaller regional ADR provider that is carving out its own provider niche in a business long dominated by a few big players.…

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IDN 18 -- Expertise Proceedings in France & Italy: Same but Completely Different

2008-03-14
Length: 33m 1s

Mike talks with attorneys from France and Italy in a discussion on using litigation expert witnesses. This podcast addresses expertise proceedings and "technical consultings" in the respective countries, and how these practices affect litigation and sett…

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IDN 17 -- Offshore Litigation Work in India

2008-03-07
Length: 40m 4s

Mike visits Mumbai to look at the growth of legal process outsourcing. This controversial method of reducing litigation costs in common law systems, like the United States and the United Kingdom, sends legal work to India. Mike talks with an entrepreneu…

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IDN 16 -- How to Borrow a Mediator's Powers

2008-02-29
Length: 20m 57s

Mike talks with Prof. Dwight Golann, of Boston's Suffolk University Law School, on how mediation attorney-advocates and parties can "borrow" from the mediator to serve their case better.…

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IDN 15 -- Prof. Eva Horvath, of Budapest, Hungary, on ADR in Eastern Europe

2008-02-22
Length: 1h 5m 8s

Join Mike as he speaks with Eva Horvath, a veteran Budapest educator and practitioner, in a wide-ranging discussion on Eastern European ADR, locally and across borders.…

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IDN 14 -- A Proposal for Reforming International Arbitration

2008-02-15
Length: 37m 28s

Join Mike for a conversation with Debevoise & Plimpton partner David W. Rivkin about the "Town Elder" international arbitration reform model.…

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IDN 13 -- A conversation with Lord Harry Woolf, England's former Lord Chief Justice

2008-02-08
Length: 31m 11s

Join Mike and CPR President Kathy Bryan as they discuss with Lord Woolf the ADR-centric civil justice reforms he spearheaded in the United Kingdom.…

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IDN 12 -- A conversation with Delhi attorney Lira Goswami

2008-02-01
Length: 24m 44s

Join Mike as he discusses arbitration, mediation, and the way business deals with litigation in India with Delhi attorney Lira Goswami.…

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IDN 11 -- International Mediation: An Interview with CEDR's Karl Mackie

2008-01-25
Length: 43m 45s

Join Mike as he discusses he discusses getting parties to the mediation table in cross-border business disputes with Karl Mackie, the longtime chief executive of London's leading ADR provider, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.…

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IDN 10 -- Corporate Dispute Resolution, interview with Wolf von Kumberg, Northrup Grumman

2008-01-18
Length: 34m 32s

This week Michael McIlwrath speaks with Northrop Grumman's Legal Director-Europe, Wolf von Kumberg in London…

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IDN 9 -- 'Great Mediators'- An Interview with JAMS's General Counsel, Jay Welsh

2008-01-08
Length: 38m 8s

Join Mike as he discusses with JAMS' general counsel, Jay Welsh, how great mediators pull parties together in difficult business cases.…

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IDN 8 -- Dispute Clauses for Russia

2007-12-28
Length: 30m 41s

Join Mike as he discusses why ADR is essential for Russian business deals with Tim Hardy, a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna in London, and Irena Vanenkova, a Moscow mediator.…

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IDN 7 -- Mediating with Arbitration Institutions: The ICDR and the ICC

2007-12-14
Length: 38m 33s

This week Michael McIlwrath discusses mediating with Arbitration Institutions: The ICDR and the ICC.…

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IDN 6 -- International Arbitration, a Texan perspective

2007-11-30
Length: 28m 17s

This week Michael McIlwrath gets a Texan perspective on International Arbitration.…

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IDN 5 -- Dinosaur Dispute Resolution with Kevin Padian of the University of California at Berkeley

2007-11-13
Length: 30m 45s

SPECIAL!! This week PBS debuts of an installment of Nova, "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial." The two-hour documentary explores the landmark Pennsylvania case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, which tested the constitutionality of teac…

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IDN 4 -- Dispute Resolution in Brazil, Interview with Antonio Tavares

2007-11-02
Length: 33m 19s

This week Michael McIlwrath speaks with Antonio Tavares about Dispute Resolution in Brazil.…

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IDN 3 -- Thierry Garby, International Mediation

2007-10-19
Length: 26m 57s

This week Michael McIlwrath speaks with Thierry Garby about International Mediation.…

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IDN 2 -- Discussion with Tom Sikora, Senior Counsel, El Paso Corp

2007-10-05
Length: 19m 0s

This week Michael McIlwrath speaks with Tom Sikora, Senior Counsel of El Paso Corp.…

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IDN 1 -- Emmanuel Gaillard on International Arbitration

2007-09-26
Length: 33m 51s

First of a series - Michael McIlwrath speaks with Emmanuel Gaillard on International Arbitration.…

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IDN 0 -- IDN Introduction

2007-09-26
Length: 15m 57s

An IDN Introduction: Mike McIlwrath talks with CPR Senior Vice President F. Peter Phillips…

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International Dispute Negotiation

International Dispute Negotiation (IDN) is presented by CPR as an example of the ways professionals from different countries and backgrounds approach dispute resolution. The podcast is intended to help listeners understand the risks of disputes and shed insight on optimal ways of accepting, mitigating, and managing those risks in the real world, whether through mediation, arbitration, or litigation that arises far from home. The host is Michael McIlwrath, Senior Counsel, Litigation for GE Infrastructure - Oil & Gas. Michael is based at his company's headquarters in Florence, Italy. He represents his division in disputes world-wide, including work in negotiations, mediation, and arbitration, and is a long-time member of the CPR Institute and its European Advisory Committee.

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