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<xTITLE>The Arbitration Conversation No. 37: Sport Arbitrator Clifford J. Hendel</xTITLE>

The Arbitration Conversation No. 37: Sport Arbitrator Clifford J. Hendel

by Clifford Hendel, Amy Schmitz
December 2020

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Arbitrator Clifford J. Hendel, head of HENDEL IDR (a Madrid-based law firm) on sports arbitration.

 

Biography


Clifford Hendel

Clifford J. Hendel, a US-born and US-trained practitioner with dual US-French nationality, has three decades of experience in international transactions and international disputes, initially as associate and Of Counsel in the New York and Paris offices of a leading global law firm and subsequently as partner of a leading legal Spanish boutique.

 

Active as arbitrator in international commercial and sports arbitrations, he also acts as counsel, advisor and mediator in international arbitration and litigation matters involving commercial and investment disputes.

 

Admitted to practice in Madrid, New York, Paris and England and Wales, Mr. Hendel is fluent in English, Spanish and French and conducts proceedings and drafts awards in all three languages.

 

Mr. Hendel has been ranked continuously for his work by leading directories and guides.

 


Professor Amy Schmitz joined the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution as the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law in 2016. Previously she was a Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law for over 16 years. Prior to teaching, Professor Schmitz practiced law with large law firms in Seattle and Minneapolis, and served as a law clerk for the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.  Professor Schmitz teaches courses in Contracts, Lawyering, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), AI, Data Analytics and the Law, Arbitration, International Arbitration, and Consumer Law. She has been heavily involved in ODR teaching and research for a long time and is a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, as well as the Co-Chair of the ABA Technology Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section and the ODR Task Force.  She serves on the Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee on Commercial and Consumer Law, was an External Scientific Fellow of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, and is a researcher with the ACT Project exploring AI and ODR. Professor Schmitz has published over 50 articles in law journals and books, and a book, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection, with Colin Rule.