Jeffrey Benz

Jeffrey Benz
Jeff Benz is a Los Angeles-based arbitrator and mediator who serves on the panels for the American Arbitration Association, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, Beijing Arbitration Commission, Republic of China Arbitration Association, London Court of International Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, Court of Arbitration for Sport, and others.

Will the Real CIETAC Please Step Forward?

   Arbitration in ChinaThe latest example of the differences between decision-making in the East and the West comes from China.  If anyone in the West still believes that the nation of China is a controlled unitary actor, this example demonstrates that...

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Sidebar: Mediation in Italy

On May 24, 2008, The Parliament of the European Union and its Council adopted a directive encouraging mediation throughout the European Union. The Directive took effect on June 13, 2008. It was aimed primarily at cross-border disputes.  Although encouraged the...

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Take Control of Your Arbitration Costs

As we begin 2012, I reflect back on a topic we all (practitioners and arbitrators) read and heard a lot about in 2011, namely managing, or indeed in some cases “trimming”, the costs of arbitration. Surveys and studies demonstrate that the overwhelming...

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