A new database has been published with more than 66,000 data fields on thousands of commercial arbitration cases in 136 countries, enabling legal professionals to analyze international arbitration in new ways.
No, it's not from Wikileaks or Edward Snowden. It's from a start-up company called Dispute Resolution Data, which has contracts to collect and release the information from some 20 arbitration institutions.
This is a significant release of information because, historically, commercial arbitration has been confidential. Commercial arbitrators have closely guarded case information to maintain participant privacy. Dispute Resolution Data takes that information and creates research analytics.