For arbitrators, drafting a reasoned award after a difficult commercial/construction proceeding can be particularly painful. Steve Lesser and Jonathan Silver’s latest Dispute Resolution Journal entry offers a detailed roadmap to creating an unassailable reasoned award.
From understanding the legal standards that can greenlight a challenge to embracing the scope and limits (including personal fact-finding) of their role, arbitrators following this outline will be better able to draft submissions that will withstand subsequent judicial scrutiny. Insight regarding the pros and cons of engaging court transcribers, post-hearing best practices, along with a detailed table of contents and subheadings list, are also included.
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