The WIPO International Conference on Dispute Resolution in Electronic Commerce was organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in cooperation with the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (ABA); the Singapore Subordinate Courts and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).
Electronic commerce has changed the way in which business and the legal profession function. As electronic commerce continues its unprecedented expansion on a global scale, along with new opportunities come new risks and liabilities. The need for efficient and effective dispute resolution in this context has become crucial.
The WIPO International Conference on Dispute Resolution in Electronic Commerce examined the changes in alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation) as a result of the technological advances that have sparked the e-commerce revolution - with significant consequences for business and legal practitioners worldwide.
Having commenced with a series of plenary presentations that address the major challenges - legal, technical and technological - that have arisen in the field of alternative dispute resolution, and that are likely to arise in the future, the Conference also included a series of workshops, focusing on specific issues, sectors of industry and supporting technologies.