Columbia Law School – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration (full-time law professors or full-time government (US federal or state) employees)

Registration will open in
early 2021.

Hogan Lovells
390 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10017

Course fee: 
(includes Columbia Coursebook and all other course materials, Welcome reception, breakfasts, lunches, keynote dinner.  All attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses)

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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

Course directors

George A. Bermann, 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); FCIArb and Patron, CIArb New York Branch. See Bio

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

Thomas D. Halket, FCIArb, C Arb; Deputy President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Partner, Halket Weitz LLP, New York; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School and Chair, CIArb New York Branch. See Bio

Richard L. Mattiaccio, FCIArb, C Arb; Partner, Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP, New York; Vice-Chair, CIArb New York Branch; Chair, New York City Bar Association International Commercial Disputes Committee (ICDC); Vice Chair, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). See Bio 

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

2020 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, New York Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP.    See Bio 

Pamela Bookman, 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

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

Samaa A. Haridi, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP.   See Bio 

Tai-Heng Cheng, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP.  See Bio

Marek Krasula, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, SICANA Inc. NY.  See Bio

Grant Hanessian, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, US Member, ICC Court of Arbitration, Chair, USCIB Arbitration Committee, Editor, ICDR Awards and Commentaries. See Bio

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

Michael D. Nolan, 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.   See Bio

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

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

Robert H. Smit, Arbitrator; Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Review of International Arbitration.   See Bio



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.

Any registrant who cancels his/her registration for either course will be entitled to a refund based on the following schedule:

Request received on or before April 13, 2020 90% of the registration fee

Request received from April 14, to May 15, 2020 50% of the registration fee

Request received after May 15, 2020 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 a course is canceled, a full refund of the registration fee paid for such course 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 are not cumulative; i.e., only one discount may be applied per registrant.

Financial Aid Policy

Full-time law students and New York-admitted attorneys seeking a hardship scholarship should (a) register on-line using the registration link provided above or using a registration form available upon request,* and (b) separately complete their registration by submitting a scholarship request, no later than May 18, 2020, to Requests should detail in a few sentences the basis of the applicant’s need and the background supporting his or her interest. 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 completed requests will be considered.

Attendees are responsible to arrange and pay for their own travel, lodging and related expenses, and for all meals not specified in this brochure.

* If you are unable to complete registration and payment on-line, please write to to request registration by e-mail or fax and payment by wire transfer or by bank check to be delivered by mail or courier.


Additional information


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