Episode 30 – Abhinav Bhushan (39 Essex Chambers) and Michael D Lee (American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution)
In this episode, Abhinav Bhushan (Chief Executive for Asia & Member, International Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers) and Michael D Lee, Vice-President / Head of Asia AAA-ICDR Asia CMC (American Arbitration Association – International Centre for Dispute Resolution Asia Case Management Centre) talk about AAA-ICDR’s vision in Asia. Among others, Michael candidly reflects on the importance of case administration, AAA-ICDR’s appointment procedure, how the procedure to get on their panel.
Michael also talks about AAA-ICDR’s growth & institutional competition around the world. Michael and Abhinav end the discussion on the lighter note addressing Michael’s take on social media and his wedding at Maxwell Chambers!
Abhinav Bhushan is the Chief Executive of 39 Essex Chambers for Asia. He is also an International Arbitrator, Member at 39 Essex Chamber in Singapore. Previously, he was first Indian Deputy Counsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, France and then the first Indian Director for the ICC Court for South Asia. Abhinav has worked on numerous arbitration cases across a range of industry sectors including energy, infrastructure, commodities, aviation, pharmaceuticals and others.
Michael is the Vice-President & Head of Asia for AAA-ICDR. Michael is in-charge of the Association’s Asia operation and Lee oversees the entire operation of the Association’s Asia CMC and leads the Association’s efforts in cultivating ties and developing business opportunities. For the Association’s panel of neutrals, Michael is on the Association’s annual internal review board as a part of continuing effort to maintain the highest qualified panel of neutrals. Michael is a NY attorney with LL.M. degree in International Commercial Arbitration from Stockholm University Law School in Sweden and J.D. degree from St. Thomas University Law School in Florida.