PAST Comprehensive Course / Accelerated Route to Fellowship

2021

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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