International Arbitration Institute

Friday, October 10, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Networking Reception to Follow

David R. Marriott
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

Hon. Judith Kaye
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates


  • This Institute is a single-day program on current issues and developments in the field of international arbitration, which was described in a recent New York Times article as a “rising wave” in the legal world. Honorable Judith Kaye, former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, will deliver the Keynote Address. In addition, speakers include lawyers and arbitrators from some of the world’s leading law firms and arbitral organizations. Every continent except Antarctica will be represented.

    Topics will include:

    • Trends in international arbitration
    • Whether and where to arbitrate
    • Selecting the arbitration panel
    • Practical aspects of complex matters
    • Examination of witnesses
    • The mediation perspective
    • Presenting expert evidence
    • Discovery
    • Remedies and enforcement
    • Ethical and other considerations


    This program will not be taped.  You will only have the chance to see it – live!

    Live Program (includes materials):
    NYCB/Co-sponsoring Member: $795
    NYCB/Co-sponsoring Nonmember: $995

  • Gerald Aksen, Independent Arbitrator, New York, New York

    Bruno Amiel, Miranda & Amado Abogados, Lima, Perú

    Adam Anderson, Head of Litigation, Johannesburg, Bowman Gilfillan, Johannesburg

    Professor George A. Bermann, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, Director, Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Columbia Law School, New York, NY

    Timothy Cameron, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, New York

    James H. Carter, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, New York, New York

    Professor Antonio Crivellaro, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Lombardy, Italy

    Robert B. Davidson (invited), Executive Director, Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS, The Resolution Experts, New York, New York 

    Honorable John P. DiBlasi, Arbitrator and Mediator, Former Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Civil and Commercial Divisions, New York, New York

    Niti Dixit, S&R Associates, Delhi, Mumbai

    Dr. Raed Fathallah, Bredin Prat, Paris, France

    John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York, New York

    Professor Franco Ferrari, Director, Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, New York University School of Law, New York, New York

    Daniel R. Fischel, Lee & Brena Professor of Law & Business Emeritus, University of Chicago Law School, Chairman and President, Compass Lexecon, Chicago, Illinois

    Andrew Flower, Partner: EMEA Leader, International Arbitration, Deloitte Forensic, Paris, France

    Gregory S. Gallopoulos, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, General Dynamics Corp., Falls Church, Virginia

    Samuel García-Cuéllar, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, SC, Mexico City, México

    Gilberto Giusti, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Sandra González, Ferrere Attorneys

    Dr. iur. Balz Gross, LL.M., Homburger AG, Zurich, Switzerland

    Valeriano Guevara-Lynch, Allende & Brea, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Dr. Philipp Hanfland, Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt, Germany

    Dr. Gottlieb A. Keller, General Counsel, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Basel, Switzerland

    Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York

    Lawrence W. Pollack, Arbitrator & Mediator, JAMS, New York, New York

    Christopher Poole, President & Chief Executive Officer, JAMS,  New York, New York

    Dr. Hassan Ali Radhi, Founder and the Senior Partner, Hassan Radhi & Associates, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

    Jakob Ragnwaldh, Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm, Sweden

    Hon. Charles Ramos, Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County, New York, New York

    Professor W. Michael Reisman, Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut

    Paul C. Saunders, Of Counsel, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, New York

    Kathleen M. Scanlon, Law Offices of Kathleen M. Scanlon PLLC, New York, New York

    Paul Schabas, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto, Ontario

    Daniel  Slifkin, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, New York

    James Stacey, Slaughter and May, London, England

    Ruth Stackpool-Moore, Managing Counsel, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Hong Kong S.A.R.

    Andrew Stephenson, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne, Australia

    Edward van Geuns, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Honorable E. Norman Veasey, Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A., Wilmington, Delaware

    Professor Miguel Virgós, Uría Menéndez, Professor, Law School of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

    Martin Wallin, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Stockholm, Sweden

    Gavin Woods, Arthur Cox, Dublin, Ireland

    Jimmy Yim, SC, Managing Director, Dispute Resolution, Drew & Napier LLC, Republic of Singapore

    Eduardo Zuleta, GPZ Abogados, Bogota, Columbia


  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Introductory Remarks
         David Marriott, Cravath

    9:05 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Panel 1: Whether and Where to Arbitrate
    • Electing Arbitration versus Litigation
    • Choosing Institutional or Ad Hoc Proceedings
    • Making the Appropriate Choice of Governing Law
         Moderator: Professor W. Michael Reisman
         Panelists: Balz Gross, Paul Schabas, Valeriano Guevara-Lynch, Daniel Slifkin

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Panel 2: Selecting the Arbitration Panel
    • Identifying the Ideal Candidates
    • Selecting Arbitrators and Appointing a Chairperson
    • Obtaining Disclosures & Making Challenges
         Moderator: Christopher Poole
         Panelists: Andrew Stephenson, Martin Wallin, James Stacey, James Carter

    11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. BREAK

    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 noon Panel 3: Practical Aspects of Complex Matters
    • Intervention, Joinder & Consolidation
    • Dealing with Absent Respondents
    • Interim & Conservatory Measures
         Moderator: Professor George Bermann
         Panelists: Gavin Woods, Gilberto Giusti, Jakob Ragnwaldh, Eduardo Zuleta,

    12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m LUNCH

    12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS (LUNCH):
    Examination of Witnesses
         Timothy Cameron, Niti Dixit, John Fellas, Bruno Amiel

    The Mediation Perspective
         Professor Jaqueline Nolan-Haley, Greg Gallopoulos, Larry Pollack, Hon. John P. DiBlasi

    Presenting Expert Evidence
         Andrew Flower, Daniel R. Fischel, Kathleen M. Scanlon, Adam Anderson

    1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Introduction
    Keynote Address:
    Trends in International Arbitration – Past, Present & Future
         Hon. Judith Kaye, former Chief Judge, New York Court of Appeals

    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel 4: Discovery
    • Structuring an Effective Case Management Conference
    • Requesting Relevant Documents
    • Obtaining Informal Discovery
         Moderator: Gerald Aksen,
         Panelists: Samuel García-Cuéllar, Hassan Ali Radhi, Raëd Fathallah, Philipp Hanfland

    3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. BREAK

    3:10 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Panel 5: Remedies & Enforcement
    • Identifying Available Remedies
    • Using The New York Convention
    • Enforcing Arbitral Awards
         Moderator: Hon. E. Norman Veasey
         Panelists: Miguel Virgós, Ruth Stackpool-Moore, Justice Charles Ramos, Professor Franco Ferrari

    4:05 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Panel 6: Ethical and Other Considerations
    • Using IBA Guidelines on Party Representation
    • Dealing with Differences in International Norms
    • Satisfying the Duty of Zealous Advocacy
    • Arbitrators’ non-disclosures leading to challenge of the award: the approach of EU and US courts.
         Moderator: Jimmy Yim
         Panelists: Edward van Geuns, Antonio Crivellaro, Dr. Gottlieb Keller, Robert B. Davidson

    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception

  • New York Credit: 8.0 total: 7.0 Professional Practice & 1.0 Ethics 
    This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit for all attorneys.

    California Credit: 7.0 general & 1.0 professional responsibility
    New Jersey Credit: 7.3 general & 1.0 professional responsibility
    Pennsylvania Credit: 6.0 general & 0.5 professional responsibility

  • *Materials Only (no CLE credit):
    $99 Member
    $129 Nonmember

  • Co-sponsoring Organizations


    Sponsoring Association Committees: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Chris Stern Hyman, Chair; Arbitration, Louis Epstein, Chair; International, Caline Mouawad, Chair; International Commercial Disputes, Joseph E. Neuhaus, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact: 
    Ann Rappleye, Director, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6606 | or
    Darianne De Leon, Program & Sponsorship Coordinator, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6731 |