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McKool Smith principal Lisa Houssiere's commentary was published in Mealey’s International Arbitration Report. The report included multiple experts' opinions on the COVID-19 impact on international arbitration in the future. "One realization from the COVID-19 pandemic is that arbitration proceedings do not necessarily need to take place in person, which may be the impetus for future hearings to be held virtually — particularly for lower value and less complex disputes," said Lisa. "In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly spark an avalanche of cross-border disputes in countries with major financial markets concerning disrupted international supply chains, contract terminations, and halted energy and construction projects to name a few." Read the full report here.


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