Quiet Triumph – Jessica Fei and the importance of arbitration

Jessica Fei, one of the starring in the documentary Quiet Triumph – How arbitration changed the world, talks about her interpretation of the field. Quiet Triumph is a documentary that will tell the story about arbitrators and how their integrity and skill has contributed to making the world a better place.

The most interesting about law, according to Jessica Fei, is that it can help people to resolve their misunderstandings and to encourage cooperation. She feels that many disputes can be avoided at an early stage, rather than proceed to arbitration for dispute resolution. Jessica continues: “It’s a part of the process of developing better understanding in relationships.”

Ms. Fei started her career as an English undergraduate. Jessica's interest in law and her will to find a job where she could develop an interesting subject area to her studies, led to her job at China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Today Jessica is a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' Beijing office and sits as an arbitrator in various institutions.


The success of international arbitration is generally only understood by the actors working within it, and now is the time to make an unknown story known. For many centuries, international arbitration has played an important role in enabling peaceful and constructive relationships among states. By enabling common rules and peaceful dispute resolution, arbitration has been an important building block in the growth of international trade and economic development.

The documentary film QUIET TRIUMPH, directed by Swedish documentary film producer Martin Borgs, tells the story of international arbitration, with events in Sweden in the foreground.

The film will premiere during the SCC Centennial celebrations on 19 January 2017 in Stockholm.

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Martin Borgs, Director of Quiet Triumph

Since his debut 1200 miljarder (1200 Billions), Martin has produced eight documentaries. Among those Overdose—The Next Financial Crisis, an award-winning documentary that has been broadcasted in over 50 countries and attracted more than 3.5 million views on YouTube.

His latest production Någon annan betalar (Somebody Else Pays) broke the Swedish record for crowdfunding of a movie, and instantly became a YouTube-hit. 

Martin serves as a member of the board of the The Swedish Arts Council since 2011.


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