myArbitration has released two successful seasons in its first two years. With even more to come. Season Three is in production. Its first episodes will be released soon. Reels (mini videos) with short reports and highlights of arbitration events are being produced. Shooting for Season Four has started. New cohosts are selected. New formats are created. Watch out for lots of announcements!
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Portraits showcase people. Interviews with selected arbitration practitioners. That is the first category. The second is documentaries, which showcase everything but people. Arbitration events, conferences, organizations, initiatives, institutions, trends. A subcategory are cohost episodes. These showcase specific jurisdictions or themes presented and explored by the cohosts and guests. That leaves the third category - special episodes. Videos about myArbitration, interviews of Victoria, introductions, teasers, previews, announcements etc. We start with those.
Special episodes include teasers and introduction videos like myArbitration in 100 seconds.
Video portrait episodes are interviews with selected arbitration practitioners.
These include rising and prominent practitioners alike. The interviews are conducted in person - all over the globe - by Victoria Pernt herself, or one of the few cohosts she has selected for myArbitration. Season 1 includes also a few virtual interviews that were filmed during Covid.
Behind the scenes footage from interviews is shared on Instagram. Victoria also invites Instagram followers and LinkedIn connections to engage and participate in interviews, for instance, by sending questions or comments to guests. The interview itself is produced and released as portrait episode.
myArbitration covers and documents events and conferences in the arbitration world. These are captured and reported in real time. myArbitration shares highlights and behind the scenes footage from events and conferences on its Instagram page. Video reports of these events and conferences are released soon thereafter as reels or turned into full documentary episodes.
The first episodes of that kind were the Vis Moot 2021 episodes. Due to Covid, these episodes were only virtual. The next ones are not. We are working on several documentary episodes, most prominently on those featuring the arbitration conferences ICCA2022 and ISTAW2022.
Besides, myArbitration has been working on documentaries about organizations, institutions, initiatives and the like. The first initiative featured in a myArbitration episode was REAL - Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers - introduced in a virtual interview with Rekha, Kabir, and Sneha.
A number of documentary episodes about organizations and initiatives are currently in production; for instance one about Young ICCA. These will take the documentary format quite a bit further.
For the first time in Season Two, myArbitration introduced the cohost format. Nata Ghibradze featured the jurisdiction of Georgia as cohost, interviewing local practitioners about the developments and particularities of arbitration in Georgia.
The next cohost episodes are taking shape. We already started interviews with cohost candidates, first up Lilit Nagapetyan. Lilit had won the Young ICCA Essay Competition - and with that a ticket to the ICCA Congress - where she met with us for her interview. More to follow soon.
Alveen Shirinyans debuted as myArbitration cohost at the ISTAW. Alveen reported live from the conference in Istanbul and interviewed speakers and guests there.
Victoria Pernt, founder of myArbitration, answers some of your most frequently asked questions in 100 seconds.
The first episode of the myArbitration series features a prominent arbitration practitioner, the Zurich based Gabrielle Nater-Bass. In her interview, Gabrielle talks about her upcoming hybrid hearing, the importance of diversity in arbitration, and her experience in promoting young female practitioners.
Thank you, Gabrielle!
The second episode of the myArbitration series features the lovely Gaelle Filhol, managing partner of an arbitration boutique in Paris - and a gifted singer. In her interview, Gaelle encourages arbitration practitioners to be brave, to share their challenges, and, if need be, to make their own rules.
Thank you, Gaelle!
The third myArbitration episode stars Milena Djordjevic. Milena has become an institution when it comes to arbitration in Serbia and in the region. She has been driven to use her positions, whether at the University of Belgrade or at the ICC court, whether as counsel or as arbitrator, to grow and involve the next generation of arbitration practitioners. In her myArbitration interview, Milena shares inspiring stories and experiences, reminding us all that, when it comes to making our dreams come true, "the key is in us".
Thank you, Milena!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria Pernt speaks with Jonathan Barnett of Nivalion. Sharing Austrian food and Vienna Christmas traditions, Victoria and Jonathan chat about third party funding, especially of arbitration cases and in the CEE region. Jonathan shares his view on diversity, noting that arbitration is an outstanding community in which "definitely, different is better".
Thank you, Jonathan!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria Pernt speaks with prominent arbitrator Eric Schwartz. Victoria and Eric chat about his career as Secretary General of the ICC, how he might have influenced diversity in international arbitration and his views on what makes a good lawyer, leading him to conclude that "you are only going to persuade effectively by being yourself."
Thank you, Eric!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria Pernt speaks with the lovely and brilliant Lucy Greenwood, a prominent arbitrator and the face of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations. Victoria and Lucy chat about diversity and sustainability in the profession, chickens, and -- unicorns.
Thank you, Lucy!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria has a chat with Amanda Lee. Amanda is a prominent arbitrator and solicitor, director of ArbitralWomen, and lecturer at multiple universities throughout the UK. She is also the founder of Careers in Arbitration, an initiative working to make the process of securing a role in the field of international arbitration more transparent and accessible. She has been driven to use her positions to promote socio-economic diversity amongst other important issues. In this interview, Amanda shares her personal experience with us, leaving young listeners with one essential piece of advice for reaching their goals: "be proactive."
Thank you, Amanda!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria Pernt interviews Catherine Rogers, the CEO and founder of Arbitrator Intelligence, a global information aggregator that collects and analyzes critical information about decision making by international arbitrators. Victoria and Catherine have a chat about Arbitrator Intelligence, what it takes to launch a successful initiative, and how to deal with negative feedback. Catherine also gives advice to the young arbitration community and encourages viewers to be brave, explaining that "if you believe in something and commit to it, it's an incredible source of personal power and strength."
Thank you, Catherine!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria meets with Stefanie Pfisterer, partner at Homburger in Zurich. When sharing advice from her own legal career, Stefanie emphasises the importance of having a good mentor for professional as well as personal support. Victoria and Stefanie also chat about achieving self-confidence, running races and being promoted, leading Stefanie to conclude that, "you can do it as well."
Thank you, Stefanie!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria has a chat with prominent arbitrator Chiann Bao. Chiann Bao actively supports many arbitration initiatives such as In Conversation with Neil, the Rising Arbitrators Initiative, or Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers. She shares her views on the importance of these initiatives and how they can strengthen the arbitration community. Chiann also talks about what community means to her and how we can pave the way forward for the next generation of arbitration practitioners, ultimately concluding that "we have to keep pushing."
Thank you, Chiann!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria has a chat with Crina Baltag. Crina is a professor for International Arbitration at the Stockholm University, she is with the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the famous Kluwer Arbitration Blog. Crina and Victoria talk about support within the arbitration community, the challenges for rising arbitrators and what it takes to be published by Kluwer, leading Crina to share her vision for the blog: “quality and representativity.”
Thank you, Crina!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria meets with Mirèze Philippe, co-founder of ArbitralWomen. Mirèze shares personal stories, insights, experience, and anecdotes, talking about the challenges faced by female arbitration practitioners, and about the launch, the operations, and the success of ArbitralWomen - leading her to conclude that "you have to walk the talk."
Thank you, Mirèze!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria travels to Munich to talk to today's guest, Svenja Wachtel. Svenja does not only work as an arbitration counsel, she has also founded her own initiative, Digital Coffee Break in Arbitration, highlighting digitalization in arbitration. Additionally, Svenja has (co-)founded other initiatives such as Arbitration Happy Hour and Arbitration Idol. Victoria and Svenja have a chat about these initiatives, the values they represent and what goals they aim to achieve, leading Svenja to share that "the goal is to connect people from all over the world."
Thank you, Svenja!
In this myArbitration episode, Victoria travels to Colombia to have chat with today's guest, Jorge Valencia. As an associate for dispute resolution and international arbitration at Baker & McKenzie Bogota, he has gained a lot of experience across various industries and multiple jurisdictions. Jorge and Victoria talk about arbitration in Colombia, valuing diversity in big law firms, and what it takes for aspiring arbitration practitioners to be hired, leading him to conclude that, "you definitely want someone who is curious."
Thank you, Jorge!
There is no better way to kick off season 2 of myArbitration than to sit down with the president of the ICC Court herself: Claudia Salomon. Interviewed by myArbitration host Victoria Pernt on the rooftop of the ICC in Paris, Claudia shares her journey, challenges, advice, and mission.
Thank you, Claudia!
Eduardo Zuleta chaired the panel on the "Hottest Trends in Arbitration" at the 2021 ICC Conference in Miami. myArbitration host Victoria Pernt spoke with him about current trends and challenges in arbitration - especially for rising arbitration stars.
Thank you, Eduardo!
Pharma arbitration experts Victoria Pernt and Sherlin Tung meet in lovely Vienna to discuss particularities of pharmaceutical disputes. Sherlin shares her journey and her experiences from having practiced arbitration across the globe.
Thank you, Sherlin!
myArbitration host Victoria Pernt reconnects with John Fellas and Rebeca Mosquera at ICC Miami 2021. In this interview, John shares his views on the importance and pursuit of diversity in arbitration, and on the skills and attitude that he believes help be successful in arbitration.
Thank you, John!
ICC counsel Friederike Schäfer and Hjordis Hjartardottir welcome myArbitration host Victoria Pernt in beautiful Paris. Against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, they share insights into their roles as ICC counsel and into the workings of the ICC.
Thank you, Friederike and Hjordis!
This Special myArbitration episode features the Vis Moot spirit.
The Willem C. Vis Moot is an annual arbitration competition, attracting law students from all over the world to compete in mock trials. Traditionally, every spring, the arbitration community migrates to Vienna for the final Vis Moot hearings. This year, however, the Vis Moot competition had to take place virtually due to Covid regulations. Nevertheless, we managed to capture some of the highlights of the Vis Moot season 2021.
In this myArbitration episode, judges, students, and coaches around the globe share their insights, experiences, advice, and Vis Moot spirit.
From Madrid, to Istanbul, to Helsinki, to Zenica, to Galicia - pre moot season is a global phenomenon, especially in the virtual setting.
In this myArbitration episode, hosts and organizers of such pre moots around the globe address the peculiarities of this year's virtual Vis Moot, and share their insights, experiences, advice, and Vis Moot spirit.
This myArbitration episode is all about R.E.A.L., a booming new initiative for Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers. R.E.A.L. is a group of global lawyers practicing in international arbitration and striving to achieve racial equality for arbitration lawyers, looking at the representation of underrepresented groups in international arbitration. Victoria Pernt chats with Sneha Ashtikar and R.E.A.L. co-founders Rekha Rangachari and Kabir Duggal about this initiative, their personal experiences and motivation to support it, and their views on how to best pursue and implement racial equality in arbitration, leaving us with one key message: "We are stronger together."
Victoria Pernt meets first myArbitration co-host Nata Ghibradze in Munich, before Nata takes us to Tbilisi to explore and showcase international arbitration trends in her home country Georgia. Local arbitration practitioners Beka Injia, Sofie Tkemaladze, and Jaba Gvelebiani give a first hand impression of the Georgian arbitration scene and developments.