Dr. Christian W. Konrad and Peter Rižnik have contributed to the project investigating commercial arbitration in Europe funded by ESRC and the University of Leicester.
Commercial arbitration is a constantly developing legal field that requires adjustment to the latest trends. It is also the preferred type of dispute resolution for businesses, as it provides a private, flexible and user-controlled process, while also delivering a binding decision that will be enforced by courts. The Social and Psychological Underpinnings of Commercial Arbitration in Europe project is funded by ESRC and the University of Leicester and analyzes how these trends are operating in various European countries. Its aim is to clarify how social norms and social connections impact on standards of practice and career development in arbitration, and thereby on the functioning of arbitration as a mechanism for the delivery of civil justice.
Tony Cole, principal investigator of the project, arbitrator and reader at the University of Leicester, has met Dr Christian W. Konrad and Peter Rižnik who shared their professional experience and insights into the arbitration field in Austria. This expertise will be included in the findings of the project which will provide a clear understanding of this important but confidential area of civil justice.
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