Two-Course Package

Comprehensive Course

Dates: May 13-17 2019

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

Accelerated Route

Dates: May 20-22, 2019

Course location: American Arbitration Association
150 E. 42nd St., 17th Floor, New York, NY

Combined course fee:
(includes: Comprehensive Coursebook and all other course materials, Welcome reception, Course dinner, Breakfasts and lunches. Accelerated Route course materials, Breakfast and lunch, Exam Charges.  All attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses)

SKU: 2CP Category:


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 


Christian Paul Alberti, Chief of ADR, Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA); Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law.   See Bio

Oliver J. (Ollie) Armas, New York Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP.    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 

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

Marek Krasula, Counsel, 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

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

Ank Santens, Partner, White & Case LLP, New York; Board and International Arbitration Council Member, CPR Institute; Vice Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee; Executive Committee member, Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA) and Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA).   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

John H. Wilkinson, Of Counsel, Fulton Vittoria LLP; Co-Chair, Judith S. Kaye Annual Arbitration Moot; Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section, 2013-14.   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 March 19, 2019 90% of the registration fee
Request received from Mar. 12, 2019 to Apr. 12, 2019 50% of the registration fee
Request received after April 13, 2019 
– 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 of any course, 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 are not cumulative; i.e., only one discount may be applied per registrant.

The Two-Course Package discount and the discount for Full-Time Law Professors or Full-Time US Federal or State Employees are not conditioned on early registration.

LE 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 April 12, 2019, to education@ciarbny.orgRequests 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.

Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 33.5 credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and 1.5 credit hours that can be applied toward the Ethics and Professionalism requirement. This CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of the Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney’s sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On final sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.


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.

Before registering for the ARF or both courses, we STRONGLY ADVISE you to write to briefly describing your background and experience in international arbitration.  Attendees who do not possess sufficient knowledge or experience in international arbitration have considerable difficulty in passing the award writing exam given at the end of the ARF.  An ARF director will review the international arbitration experience you provide and will respond with a recommendation as to whether you are an appropriate candidate for the ARF at this time.