Ed Lenci Weighs in on the Advantages of Using Alternative Arbitral Centers

September 19, 2017

Ed Lenci—a New York-based partner and chair of the firm's reinsurance practice—was quoted in Law360 on September 15, 2017, concerning the advantages of Miami as a locale for the arbitration of disputes between US and Latin American businesses. The article, titled "The Pros and Cons of 'Alternative' Arbitration Locales," was one of a two-part piece on alternative locales for international arbitrations.

"Miami is certainly a more convenient forum for the Latin American side than would be, say, New York, because it's close to Latin America," Lenci said. He added that, "Miami also has the benefit of having a large Spanish-speaking population, which would certainly be an attraction to Latin American businesses thinking about where to arbitrate a dispute." He also noted that many Latin American businesses already have offices in Miami, making it an obvious choice for an arbitral seat.

The Law360 article also addressed the advantages of Dublin as an arbitral forum, a subject which Lenci discussed several months back in an interview on RTÉ, Ireland's national public radio.

Read "The Pros and Cons of 'Alternative' Arbitration Locales" on the Law360 website (subscription required)

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