PAST Comprehensive Course / Accelerated Route to Fellowship

Columbia Law School – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration

EVENT CANCELED

May 16-20, 2022 – 9:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (EDT/GMT-4)

LOCATION: HOGAN LOVELLS* 390 MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, NY 10017
*in-person; a limited number of registrations will be accepted for online attendance only

A week-long systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration.  The Comprehensive Course (“Course”) features a renowned faculty offering lectures with interactive opportunities plus a number of simulations.  The Course is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel, and others interested in international arbitration. 

This Course will take place in person in New York City, except for a limited number of registrations which will be accepted for online attendance only via the Zoom videoconference platform.

REGISTRATION FEES
Course Fee – US $2000

If payment is received on or before April 30, 2022: US$ 1,800 (10% Discount)
Full-Time Academics or Full-Time U.S. Government Employees: US$ 1,400 (30% Discount)
Discounts (if applicable) are not cumulative; i.e., only one discount may be applied per registrant.

 

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  • A systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration.

  • The Course features a renowned faculty offering lectures with interactive opportunities plus a number of simulations and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel, and others interested in international arbitration.

  • Upon completion, all attendees will receive a certificate of completion from Columbia Law School and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New York Branch.  Application for CLE credit for New York State is pending.

  • In-person registrants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and comply with any other health and safety measures that may be implemented to comply with government regulations and guidelines, rules and policies of the host venue, and/or as the organizers may deem appropriate in their discretion for the safety and wellbeing of faculty and participants.  Registrants accept the risk that applicable health and safety measures may change following registration and may include measures such as, but not limited to: social distancing; wearing masks; temperature measurement; and limitations on the number of participants. 

  • A limited number of registrations will be accepted for online participation only, and the same registration fees shall apply.  Online registrants accept the risk that technical difficulties may arise from time to time that notwithstanding the organizers’ reasonable efforts may impair participation.  Each online registrant is responsible for having suitable equipment and adequate internet connectivity.

  • An optional opening reception for in-person participants and faculty is expected to take place at the end of the first day.

  • Course fee includes the course textbook and, in the case of in-person registration, breakfasts and lunches each day as well as the opening reception.  Attendees are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and related expenses, and any meals not specified in this brochure.

 


Course Directors

George A. Bermann, FCIArb and Patron, CIArb New York Branch; Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, and the Director of the Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Columbia University School of Law; Professeur Affilié, Ecole de droit, Sciences Po (Paris)
See Bio

Stephanie Cohen, FCIArb; Independent Arbitrator; Chair, CIArb, New York Branch; New Arbitrator Trainer, AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices; Member and Chair of Working Group on Use of Technology in International Arbitration, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.
See Bio

Kabir Duggal, FCIArb; Ph.D.; Lecturer, Columbia University School of Law; Managing Editor, American Review of International Arbitration; Senior International Arbitration Advisor, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.
See Bio

Richard L. Mattiaccio, FCIArb, C Arb; Independent Arbitrator and Mediator; immediate past Chair, CIArb New York Branch and NY City Bar Association International Commercial Disputes Committee (ICDC); CCA Fellow.
See Bio

Richard F. Ziegler, FCIArb; Independent Arbitrator and Mediator; Principal, AcumenADR; Former Board Member, CPR Institute; CCA Fellow; former Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice, Jenner & Block NY; former General Counsel, 3M Company
See Bio

 


2022 Comprehensive Course Faculty Continued

Oliver J. (Ollie) Armas, Global Head of International Arbitration, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York.
See Bio

Pamela Bookman, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law.
See Bio

Maria Chedid, Partner and Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; US Representative, ICC Court of Arbitration; Founding President and Executive Committee Co-Chair of the California International Arbitration Council. 
See Bio

Tai-Heng Cheng, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration and Trade, Sidley Austin LLP; CCA Fellow; Former Vice President, American Society of International Law.
See Bio

Helena Taveres Erickson, Senior Vice President, CPR Institute
See Bio

 

Eugene I. Farber, FCIArb; Partner, Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari; Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace Univ. School of Law; Former President, College of Commercial Arbitrators. 
See Bio

Grant Hanessian, Independent Arbitrator, Hanessian ADR; Former US Member, ICC Court of Arbitration; Former Chair, USCIB Arbitration Committee; Editor, ICDR Awards and Commentaries; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School.
See BioSamaa A. Haridi,
Partner, King & Spalding; Vice President, ICC Court of Arbitration; Senior Co-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee.
See Bio 

Mélida Hodgson, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP; Vice-Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
See Bio

Louis B. (Benno) Kimmelman, FCIArb; Chair, New York International Arbitration Center; Former Partner and Co-Leader, International Arbitration practice, Sidley Austin LLP, New York; Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center.
See Bio

Marek Krasula, Director, Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC International Court of Arbitration, SICANA Inc., New York.  See Bio

 

Dana MacGrath, FCIArb; Independent Arbitrator, MacGrath Arbitration; President, ArbitralWomen; Former Chair, Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association; Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School.
See Bio

Luis Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, New York.  
See Bio

Timothy G. Nelson, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
See Bio 

Joseph E. Neuhaus, FCIArb; Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, Chair, Institute for Transnational Arbitration; Board Member, CPR Institute.
See Bio

Michael D. Nolan, FCIArb; Member, Arbitration Chambers; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law.  
See Bio

Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director, New York International Arbitration Center; Adjunct Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School; Peer Review Board Member of the American Review of International Arbitration; Associate Editor, Juris Investment Arbitration Conference Volume
See BioNatalie L. Reid,
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York; Board Member, LCIA; Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.
See Bio

Peter J. W. Sherwin, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP; U.S. Member, ICC Court of Arbitration; Chair, ICC USA/USCIB Arbitration Committee; Vice-Chair, New York International Arbitration Center, Inc.
See Bio

Robert L. Sills, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, New York.
See Bio

Steven Skulnik, FCIArb; Arbitrator and Mediator; Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law (Thomson Reuters); Former Chair, Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association. 
See Bio

Robert H. Smit, Independent Arbitrator; Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Review of International Arbitration; former Co-Chair, International Disputes Resolution Practice, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; former U.S. Member, ICC Court of Arbitration.
See Bio

Nancy M. Thevenin, FCIArb, Thevenin Arbitration & ADR, Adjunct Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law, General Counsel, USCIB/ICC USA.
See Bio

Rachel Thorn, Partner, International Arbitration Practice, Cooley LLP, New York.
See Bio


COMPREHENSIVE COURSE – MAJOR TOPICS

The Course includes simulations of both a Preliminary Conference and an Evidentiary Hearing. The Course’s substantive discussions focus on essentially every aspect of the international arbitration process – hence the “Comprehensive Course” title – such as:

  • The New York Convention, Model Law and Other National Statutes, UNIDROIT Principles

  • Arbitration Agreement

  • Separability, Allocation of Competence

  • Illegality, Arbitrability and Other Factors Relating to the Nature of the Dispute

  • Appointment of Arbitrators; Challenges to Arbitrators

  • The Arbitral Seat

  • Arbitral Institutions and Ad Hoc Arbitration

  • Arbitrator Terms and Conditions of Appointment; Arbitrator Power and Jurisdiction; Obligations of the Tribunal; Responsibilities and Obligations of the Parties

  • Emergency Relief; Security for Costs and Interim Measures

  • Procedural Issues: Discovery, Evidence, and Confidentiality

  • Non-signatories; Multi-Party Issues

  • Choice of Law

  • Deliberation and Award; Costs, Interest and Attorneys’ Fees

  • Overview of Investor-State Arbitration

  • Ethical Issues for Arbitrators & Counsel

  • Annulment and Interlocutory Matters

  • Recognition and Enforcement


Sponsors

 


CORE TEXT RESOURCE FOR THE COURSE:

Gary Born, International Arbitration: Law and Practice (3d ed., 2021)

To be provided to each registrant before the Course begins; maybe in electronic form.

NEW YORK CLE NOTICE

Application for New York accreditation of this program for CLE credit is pending.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Cancellation by Registrants

Registration will be confirmed on receipt of payment of the applicable fee. If a registrant is unable to attend, another person may be substituted with a minimum of one week prior written notice at no additional cost. Alternatively, an in-person registrant may opt to attend online.

Any registrant who cancels their registration will be entitled to a refund based on the following schedule:

Request received on or before April 18, 2022, 90% of the registration fee

Request received from April 18 – May 2, 2022, 50% of the registration fee

Request received after May 2, 2022, No Refund

Course Changes or Cancellation

The Course Directors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to make changes to the faculty, speakers, content, and order of presentation of the program, or to cancel the Course should circumstances so indicate.

In the event of cancellation by the Course Directors, a full refund of the registration fee paid will be made to registrants who shall remain solely responsible for any expenses incurred or other consequences related to their planning to attend the Course.

DISCOUNTS

Discounts (if applicable) are not cumulative; i.e., only one discount may be applied per registrant.

PRIVACY MATTERS

Information provided upon registration will be used to administer the Course and registrants’ contact information may be included in materials distributed by the Chartered Institute and Columbia Law School to faculty and other Course attendees for networking purposes.

The Course, which will be conducted in-person and also via videoconference, will be recorded and the recording may capture the images and voices of the registrants. The recording may be used by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and/or Columbia Law School for educational and related purposes.

TECHNICAL ISSUES

Online attendees will participate in the Course via remote videoconference. Technical difficulties may arise from time to time that notwithstanding the organizers’ reasonable efforts may impair the participation of one or more registrants. Each registrant is responsible for having suitable equipment and adequate internet connectivity.

FINANCIAL AID POLICY

Full-time law students enrolled in a law school in New York, Connecticut, or New Jersey (i.e., U.S. states within CIArbNY Branch Territory) and New York-admitted attorneys seeking CLE credit may be eligible for financial assistance in the form of a reduced or waived registration fee.

Applicants for assistance should (a) register online using the registration link provided above, and (b) submit a scholarship request (also online, as directed following completion of the registration form) no later than April 13, 2022. Requests should detail in a few sentences the basis of the applicant’s financial need, including the nature of their current employment if any, and gross annual income as well as a description of the applicant’s interest in taking the Comprehensive Course. The Course Directors may request additional information to complete the scholarship request. Please understand that without a completed scholarship request, the applicant may be notified that the scholarship registration has been canceled and the request denied. All timely completed requests will be considered. Decisions will be made by April 19, 2022. 

* If you are unable to complete registration or payment online, please write to treasurer@ciarbny.org for assistance.


2021

The Accelerated Route to Fellowship (“ARF”) Program is designed for senior practitioners in the field of dispute resolution procedures. Fellowship is the highest grade of membership and allows the use of the designation FCIArb.

The New York Branch is pleased to offer remote and in-person options for an ARF course in December 2021 in conjunction with the Canada and North American Branches:
In-Person Option – Miami, Florida, USA, December 10 and 11 (plus exam)
Remote Option – Zoom videoconference, December 3, 4, 10 and 11 (plus exam)

**VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:  The host venue for the in-person program requires that all persons entering the building be fully vaccinated.  Therefore, register for the in-person program ONLY IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED

To learn more about the program and course faculty, download the brochure here.

Tutors from the New York Branch include:

Steven Certilman, C.Arb:  Mr. Certilman is a corporate and commercial attorney and commercial litigator with more than thirty years of experience as a  domestic and international arbitrator and mediator. He has extensive experience in a wide range of areas and is a member of major arbitration panels worldwide. Mr. Certilman is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a CEDR Accredited Mediator and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is the author of numerous articles, a former adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law and a frequent presenter and trainer in arbitration. Mr. Certilman was honored to have been twice elected to serve as Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

 

Michele S. Riley, FCIArb:  Ms. Riley has over 30 years of international legal experience from working with international law firms in New York and Tokyo, Japan, specializing in commercial transactions and ADR processes, both in private practice and as general counsel of a U.S.-based subsidiary of a Japanese multinational. Ms. Riley serves as a CPR Distinguished Neutral, and is on ICDR’s international panel, AAA’s commercial arbitration and mediation panels, and the Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  Complementing her ADR practice, Ms. Riley teaches mediation and negotiation at Columbia University’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution.

 

Nancy M. Thevenin, FCIArb (virtual program only) Ms. Thevenin is an international arbitrator and mediator based in New York City. She is a Fellow of CIArb, an adjunct professor of the International Commercial Arbitration course at St. John’s University School of Law, a past chair of NYSBA International Section, and a Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators for the Republic of Haiti. Ms. Thevenin has over 20 years’ experience handling disputes for multinational companies and governments in the construction and engineering, financial services, commercial real estate and aviation industries, often involving issues concerning mergers and acquisition, sales, distribution, licensing, technology transfer and leasing agreements. Ms. Thevenin also serves as a general counsel for the United States Council for International Business (USCIB/ICC USA), the U.S. national committee to the ICC International Court of Arbitration© and manages its Arbitration & ADR Committee, which, inter alia, nominates of U.S. arbitrators, makes referrals to parties seeking arbitration practitioners and arbitrators, and serves as a resource for the U.S. business community about the ICC’s dispute resolution services.

 


Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration) Assessment

The Accelerated Route to Fellowship program is designed for senior practitioners in the field of dis-pute resolution. It is a qualification program; not a fundamentals training program. Successful completion of the program permits participants to apply to become Fellows of the Chartered Insti-tute of Arbitrators, the highest grade of CIArb membership which allows the use of the designation FCIArb.

The program focuses on applicable laws and procedures for the conduct of efficient arbitration hearings in complex international cases. The program is comprised of three elements:

1. Oral Assessment
This element of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship Programme consists of two days of workshops (4 days if the program is via remote video conference) based on a case study of a dispute. Each participant is assessed on his/her knowledge, judgment and self-presentation during discussion of a series of problems arising during a mock com-plex international arbitration and role play simulations.

2. Written Assessment
Written assignments will be part of the assessment process during the workshop portion of the program. One of the written assignments will be prepared in advance of the workshops and will be collected early on the first day of the workshops.

3. Award Writing Examination
This element consists of a written, open book examination in which an award must be written and fully reasoned based on the evidence in an arbitration proceeding. The ex-am is administered as part of this program. To receive a passing grade, the award must meet international standards for enforcement. The exam administration and as-sessment fee is included in the tuition fee for the program.
Following successful completion of the three elements described above, candidates may schedule a Peer Interview. There will be a separate charge for the Peer Interview: it is not included in the tui-tion fee of this program.

Who Should Attend? You are a practicing lawyer with substantial complex litigation and/or dis-pute resolution experience (10 years minimum is typical). For further information regarding one’s qualification to participate in the program, please contact Jim Reiman, Program Director (jreiman@ReimanADR.com).

Assessment. Continual assessment throughout the workshop portion of the program, written submittals, and award writing exam.

Assessment Result. Successfully passing the oral and written assessments during the workshop portion of the program allows the candidate to take the Award Writing Examination. Successful completion of the Award Writing Examination and (separate) Peer Review Interview allows the candidate to apply for Fellow status (for full details of route to Fellowship, please visit the CIArb website www.ciarb.org). Candidates may apply for Associate CIArb membership with the Char-tered Institute of Arbitrators at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen during the oral assessment portion of the program?
You will be in small groups with two or more assessors. You will be given a case study comprising a commercial contract and a set of facts describing the events which lead to a dispute between a number of parties. During the assessment workshops, various situations or problems which might arise during an international arbitration will be put to you and you will discuss how you would deal with them. There are also written and role play exercises.

What grade of membership will I be entitled to?
You may apply as an Associate Member of the CIArb at any time.
If you pass the oral and written assessments during the workshop portion of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship program, and are not already a Member of the CIArb, you will be entitled to apply for Member status. This applies whether you sit for and pass the Award Writing Exam or not. Ap-plying for Member status as soon as possible is encouraged as all persons applying for Fellow status must first be Members of the Institute.
If you do not pass the oral and written assessment portion of workshop portion of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship program, you will not be permitted to take the Award Writing Exam.
If you do not pass the Award Writing Exam, you will not be permitted to proceed to the Peer Interview process for Fellowship status.
If you successfully pass the workshop portion of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship program as well as the Award Writing Exam, you will be able to schedule a Peer Interview. There will be a separate charge for the Peer Interview process: it is not included in the tuition cost of this program. Following successful completion of the Peer Interview you may apply to upgrade your membership level from Member to Fellow status.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

In the United States, certificates for applying for continuing legal education (CLE) credit will be provided to candidates who request them. Typically, this program has been approved for 12.5 – 14 CLE Skills and 1.5 – 2.0 Ethics Credits.

Timing and Scheduling

In-Person Program

The program will commence at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, December 10, 2021 (workshops will commence at 9:00) and will conclude at 5:00 PM on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The award writing examination will proceed as described below.

There will be a cocktail reception and dinner for Candidates and Faculty on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Delores But You Can Call Me Lolita, 1000 S. Miami Ave., Miami FL starting at 6:30 PM. The cost of this reception/dinner is included in your tuition fee. A light breakfast, lunch, and beverages/snacks will be provided on Friday and Saturday by our host Hogan Lovells at no cost to our attendees.

Workshops
Friday, December 10, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 11, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Remote Video Program

If we convert the program to a remote video format, the program will commence at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time – Miami, FL), December 3, 2021. The workshops will occur on the days and at the times set forth below. The award writing examination will proceed as described below.

Workshops
Friday, December 3, 2021
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET

Saturday, December 4, 2021
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET

Friday, December 10, 2021
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET

Saturday, December 11, 2021
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET

Award Writing Exam
(In-Person AND Remote Video)
Participants will be required to write a reasoned award. They will have 48 hours to write their award at any time they wish during the period December 15, 2021 and December 19, 2021

We are anticipating strong demand for this program and would ask that you register at the earliest possible date. Registration is limited!


Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration

June 7-11 and June 21-25, 2021
TWO SESSIONS DAILY ON ZOOM: 11 AM – 12:15 PM & 1 PM – 2:15 PM (EDT/GMT-4)

A systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration.  The Comprehensive Course (“Course”) features a renowned faculty offering predominantly real-time lectures with interactive elements plus a number of simulations, for two 75-minute Zoom sessions each day over two separate weeks with a week’s break in between.   The Course is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration.  Registration will be limited to facilitate participants’ opportunities to engage on ZOOM or a similar platform with the faculty and each other.

The twice-daily sessions are scheduled to enable participation by registrants across 10 time zones, from Los Angeles to Moscow (GMT-7/GMT+3)

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JUNE 7-11 AND 21-25, 2021

TWO SESSIONS DAILY ON ZOOM: 11 AM – 12:15 PM & 1 PM – 2:15 PM (EDT/GMT-4)

  • A systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration.
  • The Course features a renowned faculty offering predominantly real-time lecture with interactive elements plus a number of simulations and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration.
  • Upon completion, all attendees will receive a certificate of completion from Columbia Law School and the Chartered Institute.  CLE credit for New York State is being applied for.
  • The twice-daily sessions  – at 11 am – 12:15 pm and 1 pm – 2:15 pm (New York time) – are scheduled to facilitate participation by registrants spanning 10 time zones from the West Coast of the US and Canada to the Middle East and Russia.
  • Course registrations will be limited to promote live, interactive participation by registrants with faculty and colleagues.
  • No sessions will take place in the week of June 14 to allow registrants to attend to work and avoid excessive Zooming.
  • Optional opening and closing networking receptions will take place on June 7 and June 23 from 2:15 – 3:15 PM (EDT/GMT-4).

Course directors

George A. Bermann, FCIArb and Patron, CIArb New York Branch; Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, and the Director of the Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Columbia Law School; Professeur Affilié, Ecole de droit, Sciences Po (Paris). See Bio

Stephanie Cohen, FCIArb; Chair, CIArb, New York Branch; Independent Arbitrator, New York; Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and trainer for the AAA’s Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices training for new arbitrators. See Bio

Kabir Duggal, FCIArb; Ph.D.; Lecturer, Columbia University School of Law; Managing Editor, American Review of International Arbitration; Senior International Arbitration Advisor, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. See Bio

Thomas D. Halket, FCIArb, C Arb; 2019 President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Halket Chambers, New York; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA). See Bio

Richard L. Mattiaccio, FCIArb, C Arb; Immediate Past Chair, CIArb New York Branch; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School; Arbitrator and Mediator; immediate past Chair, NY City Bar Association International Commercial Disputes Committee (ICDC); CCA Fellow. See Bio

Richard F. Ziegler, FCIArb; Chair, CIArb New York Branch Education Committee; Principal, AcumenADR; Board Member, CPR Institute; CCA Fellow; former Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice, Jenner & Block NY; former General Counsel, 3M Company. See Bio


2021 Comprehensive Course Faculty Continued

Christian Paul Alberti, FCIArb, Chief of ADR/General Counsel, Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration; founding member, International Arbitration Club of New York, past President, Vis Moot Alumni Association (MAA). See Bio

Oliver J. (Ollie) Armas, Global Head of International Arbitration, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York.    See Bio 

Pamela Bookman, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law.   See Bio

Maria Chedid, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP , US Representative, ICC Court of Arbitration; Founding President and Executive Committee Co-Chair of the California International Arbitration Council.   See Bio

Tai-Heng Cheng, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration and Trade, Sidley Austin LLP; CCA Fellow; Former Vice President, American Society of International Law  See Bio

Helena Taveres Erickson, Senior Vice President, CPR Institute  See Bio

 

Eugene I. Farber, FCIArb; Partner, Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari; Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace Univ. School of Law; President, College of Commercial Arbitrators (2012-13).   See Bio

Grant Hanessian, Independent Arbitrator; US Member, ICC Court of Arbitration; Editor, ICDR Awards and Commentaries; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School. See BioSamaa A. Haridi, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP; Member, ICC Court of Arbitration; Vice-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee; Co-Editor-in-Chief of the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin.  See Bio 

Mélida Hodgson, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP; Vice-Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR See Bio

Louis B. (Benno) Kimmelman, FCIArb; Chair, New York International Arbitration Center; Former Partner and Co-Leader, International Arbitration practice, Sidley Austin LLP, New York; Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School and Georgetown University Law Center.   See Bio

Marek Krasula, Director, Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC International Court of Arbitration, SICANA Inc., NY  See Bio

Luis Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, New York.   See Bio

Timothy G. Nelson, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP See Bio 

Joseph E. Neuhaus, FCIArb; Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, Chair, Institute for Transnational Arbitration; Board Member, CPR Institute.   See Bio

Lawrence W. Newman, FCIArb; Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie, New York; President, International Arbitration Club of New York.   See Bio

Michael D. Nolan, FCIArb; Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Washington DC; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center  See Bio

Natalie L. Reid, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York; Board Member, LCIA; Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.See Bio

Claudia T. Salomon, FCIArb; Independent Arbitrator; President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration as of 1 July 2021; former Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins LLP’s International Arbitration Practice.   See Bio

Peter J. W. Sherwin, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP; Vice Chair, New York International Arbitration Center, Inc.; Chair, USCIB Arbitration Committee. See Bio

Robert L. Sills, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, New York.   See Bio

Robert H. Smit, Independent Arbitrator; Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Review of International Arbitration; former Co-Chair, International Disputes Resolution Practice, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York; former U.S. Member, ICC Court on Arbitration.   See Bio

Nancy M. Thevenin, FCIArb, Thevenin Arbitration & ADR, Adjunct Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law, General Counsel, USCIB/ICC USA See Bio

Rachel Thorn, Partner, International Arbitration Practice, Cooley LLP, New York. See Bio

COMPREHENSIVE COURSE – MAJOR TOPICS

The Course includes simulations of both a Preliminary Conference and an Evidentiary Hearing.  The Course’s substantive discussions focus on essentially every aspect of the international arbitration process – hence the “Comprehensive Course” title — such as:

  • The New York Convention, Model Law other National Statutes, UNIDROIT Principles
  • Arbitration Agreement
  • Separability, Allocation of Competence
  • Illegality, Arbitrability and Other Factors Relating to the Nature of the Dispute
  • The Arbitral Seat, the Arbitrator’s Power and Jurisdiction
  • Arbitral Institutions and Ad Hoc Arbitration
  • Appointment of Arbitrators; Challenges to Arbitrators
  • Arbitrator Terms and Conditions of Appointment; Obligations of the Tribunal; Responsibilities and Obligations of the Parties

  • Emergency Relief; Security for Costs and Interim Measures
  • Procedural Issues: Discovery, Evidence and Confidentiality
  • Non-signatories; Multi-Party Issues
  • Choice of Law 
  • Deliberation and Award; Costs, Interest and Attorneys’ Fees
  • Overview of Investor-State Arbitration
  • Ethical Issues for Arbitrators & Counsel
  • Annulment and Interlocutory Matters
  • Recognition and Enforcement
  • Emerging Issues


 


2021

Accelerated Route to Fellowship

The Accelerated Route to Fellowship (“ARF”) Program is designed for senior practitioners in the field of dispute resolution procedures. Fellowship is the highest grade of membership and allows the use of the designation FCIArb.

The New York Branch is pleased to offer the following ARF courses via remote videoconference in conjunction with the Canada and North American Branches:

Course 1: May 15-16 and May 22-23, 2021
Course 2: Aug 19-20 and Aug 26-27, 2021

The Program focuses on applicable laws and procedures for the conduct of efficient arbitration hearings in complex international cases. Satisfactory assessment of performance in role-play exercises will permit the candidate to take the award writing examination for qualification as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, which will be administered as part of the program. It is a process comprised of four elements:

1. Oral Assessment
This element of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program consists of two days of oral assessment based on a case study of a dispute. Candidates will be assessed on your knowledge, judgment, and self-presentation on a series of problems, written exercises and role play, as well as your reasoned award writing ability.

2. Written Assessment.
Written assignments are part of the assessment process.

3. Award Writing Examination
This element consists of a written open-book examination in which an Award must be written and fully reasoned, based on the evidence in an arbitration proceeding. The exam is administered as part of this weekend program. To receive a passing grade, the Award must meet international standards for enforcement.

4. Peer Interview
This element follows the successful completion of Award Writing Exam, scheduled at a convenient interval after the workshop concludes. Candidates are interviewed by experienced arbitration practitioners to ensure that the caliber of those passing this Fellowship program is maintained.

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2020

Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration) Assessment

Presented and Organized by: The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Canada, New York and North America Branches

Venue: Remote Video Conference hosted by Arbitration Place Virtual, Toronto

The Accelerated Route to Fellowship program is designed for senior practitioners in the field of dispute resolution. It is a qualification program; not a fundamentals training program. Successful completion of the program permits participants to apply to become Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the highest grade of CIArb membership which allows the use of the designation FCIArb. The program focuses on applicable laws and procedures for the conduct of efficient arbitration hearings in complex international cases. The program is comprised of three elements:

1. Oral Assessment This element of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship Programme consists of two days of
workshops (4 days if the program is via remote video conference) based on a case study of a dispute. Each participant is assessed on his/her knowledge, judgment and self-presentation during the discussion of a series of problems arising during a mock complex international arbitration and role-play simulations.

2. Written Assessment
Written assignments will be part of the assessment process during the workshop portion
of the program. One of the written assignments will be prepared in advance of the workshops and will be collected early on the first day of the workshops.

3. Award Writing Examination
This element consists of a written, open-book examination in which an award must be written and fully reasoned based on the evidence in an arbitration proceeding. The exam is administered as part of this program. To receive a passing grade, the award must meet international standards for enforcement. The exam administration and assessment fee is included in the tuition fee for the program.

Following successful completion of the three elements described above, candidates may schedule a Peer Interview. There will be a separate charge for the Peer Interview: it is not included in the tuition fee of this program.

Who Should Attend? You are a practicing lawyer with at least 10 years of litigation and/or dispute resolution experience. For further information regarding one’s qualification to participate in the program, please contact Jim Reiman, Program Director (jreiman@ReimanADR.com).

Assessment. Continual assessment throughout the workshop portion of the program, written submittals, and award writing exam.

Assessment Result. Successfully passing the oral and written assessments during the workshop portion of the program allows the candidate to take the Award Writing Examination. Successful completion of the Award Writing Examination and (separate) Peer Review Interview allows the candidate to apply for Fellow status (for full details of route to Fellowship, please visit the CIArb website www.ciarb.org). Candidates may apply for Associate CIArb membership with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at any time

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Comprehensive Course

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POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 2021
COVID-19 NOTICE
Registration will open in
early 2021.

Location: HOGAN LOVELLS 390 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

 

Columbia Law School – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration

A week-long systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration.

The course features both lecture and interactive segments and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration.

Upon completion, all attendees will receive a certificate of completion from Columbia Law School and the Chartered Institute.


2019

Comprehensive Course and Accelerated Route

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Course 1: May 13-17 2019

Location: DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON, 919 Third Avenue, New York NY 10022

Columbia Law School – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration

A week-long systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration.

The course features both lecture and interactive segments and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel, and others interested in international arbitration.

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Course 2: May 20-22, 2019

Location: American Arbitration Association, 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course

A fast-track route towards Fellowship in the Chartered Institute through the International Pathway.

This course includes both candidate assessment and an award writing examination (CI Arb Module 4).  It assesses whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of international arbitration based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Upon successful completion of this course, an applicant will have completed all the course requirements for Institute Fellowship.

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Michele Riley and Steven Certilman at the 2019 Accelerated Route to Fellowship

 

2019 Accelerated Route to Fellowship participants at AAA Midtown Hearing Center

 


 

June 2018

Comprehensive Course and Accelerated Route

Course 1: June 4-8, 2018

Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP, 875 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022

Columbia Law School – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration

A week-long systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration. The course features both lecture and interactive segments and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration. The course is a CLE (CPD) course for which NY State CLE credit will be available. Upon completion, all attendees will receive certificates of completion from Columbia Law School and the Chartered Institute.

Course 2: June 11-13, 2018

Location: American Arbitration Association, 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course

A fast-track route towards Fellowship in the Chartered Institute through the International Pathway. This course includes both candidate assessment and an award writing examination (CI Arb Module 4). It assesses whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of international arbitration based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Upon successful completion of this course, an applicant will have completed all the course requirements for Institute Fellowship.

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UPDATE

The Comprehensive Course held annually in June in New York offers a week-long, systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration, presented by 23 leading international arbitration practitioners and academics.  2018 participating organizations included AAA/ICDR, ICC/SICANA, CPR Institute, CAM, DIFC,  KLRCA, SIAC, GAR, JURIS, and Practical Law. 2018 law firm sponsors included host and Platinum Sponsor Hogan Lovells  and Silver Sponsors Debevoise & Plimpton, Milbank, and Squire Patton Boggs.

2018 Columbia/CIArb NY Branch Comprehensive Course Directors Professor George Bermann, Thomas Halket and Richard Mattiaccio, and CLE coordinator Kabir Duggal (seated L. to R.); students from Australia, Brazil, France, Ghana, Korea, India, Italy, Lithuania, Mauritius, Mexico, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, UK and USA (standing).


June 2017

Comprehensive Course and Accelerated Route

Course 1: June 5-9, 2017

Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP, 875 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022

Columbia Law School – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration

A week-long systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration. The course features both lecture and interactive segments and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration. The course is a CLE (CPD) course for which NY State CLE credit will be available. Upon completion, all attendees will receive certificates of completion from Columbia Law School and the Chartered Institute.

Course 2: June 12-14, 2017

Location: American Arbitration Association, 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course

A fast-track route towards Fellowship in the Chartered Institute through the International Pathway. This course, includes both candidate assessment and an award writing examination (CI Arb Module 4). It assesses whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of international arbitration based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Upon successful completion of this course, an applicant will have completed all the course requirements for Institute Fellowship.

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Monday – Wednesday, June 13-15, 2016

Accelerated Route to CIArb Fellowship

American Arbitration Association, 150 E. 42nd St., New York, NY

Organized by the Branch, this course is for those who seek Fellowship status in the Chartered Institute. Space will be limited and more information about this course will be provided shortly.

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Week of June 6, 2016

2nd Annual Joint Columbia Law School – CIArb New York Branch Course on International Commercial Arbitration

NYIAC, 150 E. 42nd Street,New York, NY

This course will offer a systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration. Compressed into a week’s time with both lecture and interactive segments, the course is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration.  Save the date on your calendars.  

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May 11-15, 2015

Joint Columbia Law School – CIArb New York Branch Course on International Commercial Arbitration

New York International Arbitration Center
150 E. 42nd St., New York City

A systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international commercial arbitration. The course, compressed into a week’s time with both lecture and interactive segments, is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration. The course is jointly provided by Columbia University School of Law, through its Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA), and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), through its New York Branch.

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