On July 13, 2020, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) announced the launch of new domestic and international Fast Track Rules for Administered Arbitration. Williams & Connolly senior counsel John Buckley chaired the Fast Track Rules Subcommittee. As John explained: “[T]he new rules include a number of innovative approaches designed to increase the efficiency and decrease the expense of the arbitral process. . . . [T]hey give parties the freedom and flexibility to specify the time frame within which an award will be rendered . . . . [T]hey also provide arbitrators with the tools they need to streamline the process in order to achieve that goal, consistent with fundamental fairness and the right to be heard.”
John is the founder and former head of Williams & Connolly’s International Disputes practice. His practice focuses on domestic and international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he has served as chair, co-arbitrator, or sole arbitrator in AAA, CPR, ICC and ICDR administered arbitrations and in ad hoc arbitration.
John is an arbitrator on the Disputes Resolution Roster of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for resolving State-to-State disputes. He is a member of the Roster of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). He is also a member of the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). In addition, he is listed on the arbitrator rosters of the International Arbitration Institute (Paris), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and The Roster of International Arbitrators, Juris, Second Edition. He has consistently been named among the top U.S. commercial arbitration practitioners in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Click here to read the press release by The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR).