TOLEDO, OH – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Peter R. Silverman has been appointed to the Chair/Sole Arbitrator Panel of the EU-based International Distribution Institute (IDI). Under the name IDArb, the IDI offers expedited procedures for arbitrating disputes in the field of international distribution and franchising. The IDI developed IDArb in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Geneva and the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI). IDArb’s expedited arbitration is managed by SCAI under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration. Peter is currently the sole United States arbitrator appointed to the Chair/Sole Arbitrator Panel. Peter focuses his practice in the area of commercial litigation and general business counsel and has extensive experience in a number of specialty areas, including franchising, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, securities, antitrust, and cybersecurity. Peter has been an active arbitrator and mediator for over 25 years. He is a member of the AAA's Large, Complex Case Arbitration Panel, the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, and the Ohio Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Peter chairs the Early Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, the Early Dispute Resolution Task Force for the International Franchise Association, and the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Ohio Bar Association Corporations Committee. About Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP: Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 265 attorneys and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.