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Kevin Benish Discusses Effect of Pandemic-Era Restrictions on International Arbitration with Mealey’s International Arbitration Report


New York—In a Q&A for Mealey’s International Arbitration Report, HSG senior associate Kevin Benish, who also serves as an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law, discusses how the pandemic accelerated the transition from paper to electronic-only submissions for international arbitration tribunals. Kevin notes that electronic submissions increased efficiency in the process and have reduced expenses for counsel and clients. The Mealey’s Report highlights the views of industry experts and leaders on the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the practice of international arbitration.

According to Kevin, “the COVID-19 pandemic forced the international arbitration community to embrace electronic submissions more fully… this change to the practice of arbitration is likely to remain, and for good reason...”

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