Seminar  Seminar

International Arbitration 2014

Why you should attend

If your company or client has a dispute arising out of a contract with a foreign party, international arbitration represents the best method of resolving that dispute. International arbitration provides a neutral forum to resolve the dispute and a robust mechanism for enforcing a subsequent award. The resolution of international business disputes through arbitration raises issues that are simply not present in the litigation context. In many ways, arbitration offers more choices than litigation. Why should you choose arbitration? Where should you arbitrate? Under what rules? How do you choose your arbitrators? What is the most effective way to present your case? Should you mediate first?

This program will address these and other critical issues in part by focusing on mock arbitration scenes based on a hypothetical fact pattern, involving the early stages of an arbitration. Future PLI International Arbitration programs will carry forward the same hypothetical fact pattern through further stages to the end. Join our exceptional faculty of experienced practitioners for instruction on the most current and important topics in this fast-growing field. If you handle any aspects of international arbitration or mediation for your clients or company, you will not want to miss this conference.

What you will learn

  • Recent developments in the changing field of international arbitration
  • How arbitration is expanding in Brazil, Sweden and Hong Kong
  • What to consider when choosing your arbitrators
  • Practical strategies for handling the preliminary conference, negotiation and arbitration

Who should attend

This program is designed for private practitioners, in-house counsel, and other professionals who are involved in the arbitration of international disputes.

9:00 Introduction
Speakers: John Fellas

9:15 Recent Developments in International Arbitration
  • IBA Guidelines on party representation
  • Arbitration rules revisions -- ICDR
  • U.S. law roundup
  • Developments in New York: NYIAC
Speakers: Michelangelo Cicogna, Alexandra Dosman, John Fellas, Luis M. Martinez, Janet M. Whittaker

10:30 Networking Break

10:45 Introduction to Mock Hypothetical and First Session: The Inception of a Dispute
  • The arbitration clause
  • Mediation before commencing proceedings?
  • Strategy at the inception of a dispute
  • In-house counsel’s point of view
Speakers: Steve Champagne, Eleonora Coelho, James Hope, Eric C. Liebeler

11:45 Second Session: In the U.S. Courts - Compelling Arbitration and Enjoining Litigation Brought in Breach of Arbitration Clauses
  • Mock argument
  • Motion to compel
  • Anti-suit injunction
  • Judicial point of view
Speakers: Henry G. Burnett, Glenn P. Hendrix, Hon. Victor Marrero, Hon. Charles E. Ramos

12:45 Featured Speaker: Professor Catherine A. Rogers, Penn State Law and Queen Mary, University of London; The Restatement: U.S. Courts and International Arbitration
Speakers: Catherine A. Rogers

2:00 Third Session: Selecting the Arbitrators
  • Mock interview with arbitrators
  • Selecting your party-appointed arbitrator
  • Interviewing arbitrators: what can’t you ask?
  • Selecting the chair
Speakers: Steve Champagne, Jean E. Kalicki, Eric C. Liebeler, Wendy Miles, Laurence Shore

3:00 Networking Break

3:15 Arbitration Around the World
  • Brazil
  • Sweden
  • Hong Kong
Speakers: Chiann Bao, Eleonora Coelho, James Hope

4:15 Fourth Session: The Case Management Conference
  • Importance of the case management conference
  • Structuring the arbitration
  • Arbitrator pet peeves
  • Effective advocacy
Speakers: Teresa Giovannini, Jean E. Kalicki, Wendy Miles, Arthur W. Rovine, Audley Sheppard

Program Attorney(s)
Laurie Gilbertson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.

New York City Hotel Accommodations

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International Arbitration 2014 John Fellas,
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Location:  New York, NY
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