Established in 1977, CPR is an independent non-profit organisation that helps prevent and resolve legal conflict more effectively and efficiently to enable purpose.
The CPR Institute drives a global prevention and dispute resolution culture through the thought leadership of its diverse membership of top companies, leading mediators and arbitrators, law firms, lawyers, and academics. It convenes Committees to share practices and develop innovative tools. It hosts global and regional events to connect thought leaders on dispute prevention and resolution. It publishes a monthly journal on related topics and advocates for expanding the capacity for dispute prevention and resolution globally.
CPR Dispute Resolution provides leading edge ADR services – mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, dispute review boards and others as well as training and educating on these services. It is uniquely positioned to resolve disputes by leveraging the resources generated by the ADR leaders who participate in the CPR Institute. It has deep experience in dispute resolution, a deep bench of Distinguished Neutrals spanning the globe, and deep expertise across a variety of subject areas.
CPR offers arbitration and mediation services, as well as other services including mock arbitrations, appointment of emergency arbitrators, fund holding, deal facilitation, early neutral evaluation, mini-trials, dispute resolution boards, appointment services and compilation of pre-qualified lists of neutrals.
CPR’s Administered Arbitration Rules were created by users for users addressing many of the criticisms of arbitration regarding costs, time and lack of impartiality. Cases are administered by a team of highly experienced and multilingual attorneys. CPR also offers nonadministered arbitration rules and an array of à la carte services, such as fundholding, which offers flexibility and enables the parties to customise their arbitration based on their needs. The Rules reflect the perspectives of the end users who are members of, and help generate the work product of, the CPR Institute. As such, they are designed to be innovative, efficient and cost-effective. The average time for a CPR case is consistently below 12 months, with tribunal appointment typically taking place in less than four weeks from the initial filing.
Panel of distinguished neutrals
Our roster comprises over 630 vetted and highly respected arbitrators and mediators worldwide and includes over 30 specialty panels. CPR’s neutrals come from 29 different countries, speak 34 languages, and 165 of them are located outside the United States. Some 36% of our selections in FY2020 were women, minorities and people who self-identify as LGBTQ.
Our New York-based case management team comprises highly experienced, multilingual attorneys and CPR has handled more than US$1 trillion in disputes over the years.
Arbitration: CPR’s fees are based on the amount at issue and are capped at US$16,000 for non-administered arbitration for disputes above US$100 million, and US$34,000 for administered arbitration of matters above US$500 million, split among the parties. Arbitrators are free to set their fees on a case-by-case basis but must disclose their rates and any additional fees up front during the selection process.
Mediation: There is no administration fee. When CPR assists the parties for the mediator selection, the fee is US$1,650 split among the parties.
After releasing new and innovative versions of its domestic and international administered arbitration rules in 2019, in the past year alone CPR:
- in light of increased remote proceedings during covid-19 (and beyond), crafted a new Annotated Model Procedural Order for Remote Video Arbitration Proceedings; and instituted training for CPR Neutrals conducting Zoom mediations and arbitrations enabling them to continue resolving disputes notwithstanding the challenges posed by the pandemic;
- continued to pioneer in the diversity space, with a new Diversity & Inclusion model clause and a Diversity Commitment;
- collaborated on a new Integrated Dispute Resolution Program;
- launched a new suite of resources, including fasttrack rules and a cutting-edge Concurrent Mediation- Arbitration Clause and Protocol, designed to expedite dispute resolution and give parties more control, all the more important in the light of the ongoing pandemic; and
- innovated with the release of new delegation clauses, to ascertain whether the courts or arbitrator(s) will determine the gateway jurisdictional issue of arbitrability;
- launched the Dispute Prevention Pledge for Business Relationships encouraging companies and organisations to consider embedding in their business relationships mechanisms that can help the parties to these arrangements identify inevitable conflict when it arises and prevent it from hardening into a value-depleting dispute, and launched the Dispute Prevention Model Provisions.
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