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August 31, 2016 Joongi Kim Photo (2)

 On July 30th 2016, the 3rd Annual Legal Era International Arbitration Law Summit took place in Mumbai, India. Eminent speakers from India and other parts of the world met to discuss and understand the new Indian Arbitration Act and its potential to enhance investor confidence in India.

Joongi Kim, Professor of Law and Vice President for International Affairs at Yonsei University, South Korea, was one such eminent panelist. In a talk on confidentiality and transparency rules and their relevance in international arbitration, Professor Kim identified Arbitrator Intelligence as a recent innovation. In follow-up comments, Professor Kim stated: “In addition to transparency regarding the arbitral process, transparency regarding arbitrators has emerged as a major issue. Arbitrator Intelligence is an important initiative by Prof. Catherine Rogers at Penn State that seeks to counterbalance the information asymmetry that exists among users regarding arbitrators.”

Thanks to Mala Sharma, an Indian advocate and friend of Arbitrator Intelligence, who attended the summit and let us know about Professor Kim’s comments.