Chartered Institute of Arbitrators NY Branch – UNCITRAL Conference

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October 21, 2015

A joint conference with UNCITRAL addressing the upcoming Guide to the New York Convention and other contemporary topics regarding the Convention. This conference is given in celebration of the Institute’s Centenary.

The Conference was introduced by Peter L. Michaelson, Chair of the New York Branch of the Chartered Institute with comments immediately thereafter by Charles Brown, President of the Chartered Institute. Following Mr. Brown’s comments, the substantive session began with each panel being introduced in turn by Thomas Halket, Vice Chair of the Branch.

The Conference occurred across two video-linked venues: in New York City at The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and in Vienna at the Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC).

Covention Program




Session 1 — The Guide to the New York Convention

Process and Key Issues Involved in its Formation, On-line demonstration of the Guide

  • Conference introduction by Peter Michaelson
  • Comments by Charles Brown

Dr. Yas Banifatemi, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Lawrence W. Newman, Baker & McKenzie (moderator)
Renaud Soriel, Secretary, UNCITRAL


Session 2 — Enforcement of Awards

Have contracting states been true to the letter and spirit of Article V of the Convention?

Dr. Yas Banifatemi, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Prof. George A. Bermann, Columbia Law School
Ina C. Popova, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (moderator)


Session 3 — Current Issues in Architecting an International Arbitral Proceeding

Jean Kalicki, Arnold & Porter LLP (moderator)
Louis Kimmelman, Sidley Austin LLP
Prof. Paul Oberhammer, Vienna University (from VIAC)


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