With the growing expansion of international business comes increasing international commercial disputes and the need for an experienced international commercial arbitration attorney to not only navigate through complex issues, but also be familiar with the comprehensive rules of various arbitration associations.
With two decades of experience, Mr. Emmanouil is an International Commercial Arbitration Attorney and represents both Claimant and Respondent Corporate Clients around the world.
International Arbitration has become the preferred choice for many global corporations seeking to resolve their international commercial disputes for the following reasons:
▪ Parties can mutually select an arbitrator with experience that is specific to the issues in dispute in their case.
▪ Arbitration may be confidential where discovery, documents, and testimony may not be disclosed to the public.
▪ Arbitration decisions are final - a losing party in an Arbitration may not continue appealing a decision for years.
Top-Tier organizations for Commercial Arbitration include the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), where each organization has its own specialized set of rules and regulations.
In addition to being an Attorney who handles International Commercial Arbitrations, Mr. Emmanouil is also an Arbitrator qualified by the Florida Supreme Court, and he arbitrates both Voluntary Binding Arbitrations ("VBAs") and Court Ordered Non-Binding Arbitrations ("CONBAs").
Mr. Emmanouil arbitrates, and decides, the following types of commercial arbitration cases, both domestic and international:
▪ Breach of Contract
▪ Business Torts
▪ Business Disputes
▪ Breach of Fiduciary Duty
▪ Civil Conspiracy
▪ Civil RICO
▪ Civil Theft
▪ Commercial Disputes
▪ Distribution Disputes
▪ Employment Disputes
▪ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
▪ Florida Deceptive & Unfair
Trade Practices Act
▪ Franchise Disputes
▪ Joint Venture Disputes
▪ Jurisdiction and Venue Issues
▪ LLC Disputes
▪ Partnership Disputes
▪ Promissory Estoppel
▪ Shareholder Disputes
▪ Tortious Interference with
▪ Third-Party Beneficiary
▪ Warranty & Implied Warranty
First Party Property Insurance Arbitrator
Mr. Emmanouil combines all of his skills and experience as a First Party Property Insurance Mediator and applies it as a First Party Property Insurance Arbitrator.
As a First Party Property Insurance Mediator, Mr. Emmanouil has mediated, and settled, countless first party property insurance cases for 15 years involving the following insurance companies:
As a Mediator, Mr. Emmanouil has a near perfect settlement rate. The single most significant reason for this is because Mr. Emmanouil treats these claims with the same passion and vigor as he does his multi-million dollar international commercial litigation cases.
Mr. Emmanouil is not the type of mediator who simply "splits the baby in half," or the type who acts as a mere "mail man" going "back-and-forth" relaying counter-offers and messages. Instead, Mr. Emmanouil takes a very comprehensive and pro-active approach with each case, evaluating and weighing all of the evidence, and the strengths and weaknesses of each side - the policy holder's side, and the insurance carrier's side.
Moreover, if warranted, Mr. Emmanouil engages in a very "aggressive" approach in both his Commercial Litigation and First Party Property Insurance cases. Having mediated First Party Property Insurance cases for a decade, Mr. Emmanouil has seen and heard just about everything. Accordingly, Mr. Emmanouil unapologetically calls "B.S." when he sees it.
For example, if a PA's estimate is 3 to 5 times more than the Insurance carrier's estimate (or, conversely, if an insurance carrier's estimate is 3 to 5 times less than a PA's estimate), then Mr. Emmanouil takes the time to compare the differences. Sometimes both parties do not want to take the time discuss the specific items in their estimates in any great detail; but Mr. Emmanouil does. Although Mr. Emmanouil acts as a Mediator, he is also an Attorney and an Arbitrator, so he applies his thinking as a Judge and Jury, and he evaluates all of the evidence that is presented before him. Each case is unique, and depending on the specific facts of each particular case, Mr. Emmanouil may find that a fair settlement number may be closer to the Insurance carrier's estimate. In another case, the particular facts may cause Mr. Emmanouil to find that a fair settlement number may be closer to the PA's estimate - it all depends on the law, the evidence, and Mr. Emmanouil's extensive experience.
Continuing with this example, if an insured's kitchen counter-top had formica, but the P.A.'s estimate includes a much more expensive granite or quartz counter-top, then Mr. Emmanouil will call "B.S." and state that the insured is not legally entitled to receive a substantially larger amount of money just because the PA's estimate includes granite counter-tops. On the other hand, if a flooring had expensive marble tile, but an Insurance Carrier's estimate calls for a much cheaper laminate, vinyl, or linoleum flooring, then Mr. Emmanouil will similarly call "B.S." because an insurance carrier should compensate an insured for the cost for what the insured had at the time of the loss - the more expensive marble tiles.
More common 'gray areas' occur in 'scope of damages' issues such as repair vs. replace (i.e. roof, cabinets, etc.), continuous tile vs. matching tile (roof tile or flooring tile), fair market cost to repair, etc. In such instances, Mr. Emmanouil looks beyond each party's estimates, and further evaluates each party's expert witness reports, and deposition testimony as evidence.
After having mediated countless property insurance claims, the examples themselves are also countless, but these few examples provide a very brief explanation of how Mr. Emmanouil pro-actively evaluates each and every part of all of the evidence to settle a first party property insurance case as a Mediator. The parties will have to present all of their evidence at trial, so if they really want to settle their case, then they must present and explain their same evidence to Mr. Emmanouil at mediation.
Accordingly, Mr. Emmanouil combines all of his skills and 15 years of experience as a First Party Property Insurance Mediator and applies it as a First Party Property Insurance Arbitrator.