Worldwide business dispute resolution with an emphasis on oil and gas sector and maritime disputes where resolution may be facilitated by a petroleum engineering and operations background and business transactions experience.
Party appointed arbitrator
Arbitrator appointed by an appointing authority or other arbitrators
Neutrality, impartiality, fairness, integrity and privacy are paramount.
The information and downloadable CV on this website and the information on the Richard L. Lionberger, Attorney website provide detailed background information for those considering appointment. I will be pleased to provide any additional information that may be relevant once I understand the dispute and know the identity of the disputants.
In mediation of business disputes I endeavor to become familiar not only with the dispute but also the businesses and business goals of the parties. That is because I can best add value by exploring how future relationships may be considered in settling the dispute.
Expert determination is a form of alternative dispute resolution where the parties agree to appoint an independent expert to resolve their dispute. Generally, the dispute is resolved without a reasoned award. The determination will be final and binding on the parties. It requires that both parties have trust in the expert. It has proven to be a cost effective dispute resolution mechanism. It is unrelated to expert testimony of a witness.
Expert evaluation is similar, but is not binding.