2022 Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration

Columbia Law School – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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2022 Comprehensive Course Faculty Continued

Oliver J. (Ollie) Armas, Global Head of International Arbitration, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York.
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Pamela Bookman, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law.
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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. 
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Tai-Heng Cheng, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration and Trade, Sidley Austin LLP; CCA Fellow; Former Vice President, American Society of International Law.
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Helena Taveres Erickson, Senior Vice President, CPR Institute
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Eugene I. Farber, FCIArb; Partner, Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari; Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace Univ. School of Law; Former President, College of Commercial Arbitrators. 
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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.
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Mélida Hodgson, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP; Vice-Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
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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.
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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.
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Luis Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, New York.  
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Timothy G. Nelson, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
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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.
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Michael D. Nolan, FCIArb; Member, Arbitration Chambers; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law.  
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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.
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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.
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Robert L. Sills, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, New York.
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Steven Skulnik, FCIArb; Arbitrator and Mediator; Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law (Thomson Reuters); Former Chair, Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association. 
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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.
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Nancy M. Thevenin, FCIArb, Thevenin Arbitration & ADR, Adjunct Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law, General Counsel, USCIB/ICC USA.
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Rachel Thorn, Partner, International Arbitration Practice, Cooley LLP, New York.
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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


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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.