The New York Convention: Back for the Future


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A joint conference with UNCITRAL addressing the upcoming UNCITRAL Guide to the New York Convention and other contemporary topics regarding the Convention.

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October 21, 2015

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Great Hall of The Association of
the Bar of the City of New York
42 West 44th Street

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The conference is free of charge, but advance registration is required.
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9:00 – 10:00  The Guide to the New York Convention – Process and Key Issues involved in its formation

• Dr. Yas Banifatemi, Shearman & Sterling LLP

• Renaud Sorieul, Secretary, UNCITRAL

• Santiago Villalpando*, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs

10:15 – 11:30  Enforcement of Awards – Have contracting states been true to the letter and spirit of Article V?

• Prof. George Bermann, Columbia Law School

• Donald Donovan*, Debevoise & Plimpton

• Prof. Emmanuel Gaillard, Shearman & Sterling LLP

11:45 – 1:00  Current Issues in Architecting an International Arbitral Proceeding

• Jean Kalicki*, Arnold & Porter LLP

• Louis Kimmelman, Sidley Austin LLP

• Prof. Paul Oberhammer, Vienna University

*Moderator and speaker

1:00 – 3:00 Ticketed Luncheon at the Princeton Club (optional)

  • Keynote Speaker:  Gerald Aksen

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