DRD Wins GAR Global Award for Innovation

30 March 2017 -

Dispute Resolution Data (DRD), an online data subscription service providing the first ever access to closed international arbitration and mediation process information, has been awarded the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) award for the “Best Innovation in the Field of International Arbitration.”

The annual GAR Awards banquet was held at the Palazzo Parigi Hotel in Milan, Italy on Wednesday, March 29th. Co-founders Bill and Debi Slate, along with DRD’s Latin America Advisor, Diana Droulers, were in attendance to accept the GAR Award for “Best Innovation in the Field of International Arbitration.” 

The award for innovation by an individual or organisation was presented by Antonio Crivellaro of BonelliErede, who quoted American inventor Charles Kettering: “If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.”   Dispute Resolution Data was joined by a field of nine other nominees representing significant initiatives worldwide. The GAR Awards were sponsored by Italian law firm Bonelli Erede and Shearman & Sterling, and the Milan Chamber of Commerce was a supporting organization.

DRD collects data from over 136 nations via contributing institutions and then separates the data into twenty-eight different international commercial case types and aggregates the data among seven geographic regions. This dynamic data informs attorneys and other researchers worldwide in areas such as costs, timelines, risk management, strategy and gender information regarding arbitrators and mediators.  The software for DRD’s application was developed by the Charleston Digital Hub of Booz Allen Hamilton.

For more information, please contact Natalie Baker, 843-352-8260 ext. 1 or visit www.disputeresolutiondata.com