The new site, which went live last month, provides information on arbitrators who have recently appeared in proceedings, and features interviews with leading arbitrators.
Global Arbitration Review said in an announcement that it hopes the new service will help people get a feel for arbitrators “in action”, an up-to-date sense of their performance, and the arbitrators’ preferred approach to discovery or cancellation – before encountering them in person.
The Arbitrator Research Tool, which is open to GAR subscribers only, launched with 40 individual arbitrator profiles and will have 150 by September 2017.
The profile pages tell you the number of cases heard by the arbitrator, laws with which they are familiar, languages spoken, and a Q&A with the arbitrator on their case management preferences.
All arbitrators are welcome to join the site, and profiles are published free of charge.
There is an experience requirement, though – the publication seeks arbitrators who have sat with at least three other arbitrators over the past three years in completed cases.
Alongside the arbitrators themselves, the site includes details of more than 700 co-arbitrators and chairs, and 1,200 counsel who have appeared before them.
David Samuels, Global Arbitration Review’s publisher, commented:
“ART was conceived many years ago as a simple and elegant solution to a very real conundrum. How to close the gap between someone’s past reputation and their current performance without being unfair to them in the process, or breaking any data rules? ART solves that by mimicking a process that already goes on within the bigger arbitration shops, where people email each other and ask: “has anyone seen so and so?”
Global Arbitration Review and sister publication Who’s Who Legal both helped to compile the information for the Arbitrator Research Tool.
London-based parent company Law Business Research publishes several well-known legal titles such as Global Competition Review, Global Arbitration Review, Who’s Who Legal, Getting the Deal Through, and Latin Lawyer.