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Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation

Join us for engaging events with global leaders in the field of arbitration and mediation.

The 14th Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation 

The Fordham Law School 13th Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation - Facing the Future in International Arbitration: Evolving Issues, Practices and Solutions

Key Issues in International Commercial and Treaty Arbitration: 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Keynote Address:
Julian D M Lew QC
20 Essex Street Chambers, Head of the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London 

Conversation with Meg Kinnear
Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), on the ICSID rules amendments

There will be more to come...


The conference is co-presented with the Conflict Resolution and ADR Program and Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham Law.

Conference Co-Chairs: Benno Kimmelman and Edna Sussman

Visa Letter Requests Contact: Shanelle Holley 

Conference Agenda

GDPR-International Arbitration Meets Data Protection:  Practical Guidance for Compliance

Moderator:  Kathleen Paisley, Partner, Ambos NBGO


Lawrence Akka QC, 20 Essex Street
Denise E. Backhouse, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Markus Burianski, Partner, White & Case LLP
Javier Fernández-Samaniego, Managing Director, Samaniego Law
Professor Jacques de Werra, Vice-Rector and Professor of Intellectual Property and Contract Law, University of Geneva

The Public Policy Defense Under the New York Convention

Moderator: Laurence Shore, Partner, BonelliErede


Eamon H. Courtenay SC, Senior Partner, Courtenay Coye LLP
Professor Avv. Maria Beatrice Deli, Professor of International Law, University of Molise
Sandra Gonzalez, Partner, Ferrere Abogados
Professor David P. Stewart, Professor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center
Angeline Welsh, Matrix Chambers


Hilary Heilbron QC, Brick Court Chambers

The Impact of Cultural and National Differences on Recognised Norms in International Arbitration


A New Rigor in the Approach to Damages in International Arbitration: the New ICCA-ASIL Damages Web App

Moderator: Catherine Amirfar, Partner, Debevoise Plimpton LLP


Carlos Pabón-Agudelo, Managing Director, Infrastructure Economic Consulting
Grant Hanessian, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Thierry Senechal, Founder and Managing Director, Finance For Impact
Jennifer Vanderhart, Principal, Analytics Research Group LLC

The Singapore Convention:  The New York Convention for Mediation?

Moderator: Joseph E. Neuhaus, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Professor Nadja Alexander, Director, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy, Singapore Management University
Tim Schnabel, Co-Founder, Plausify, formerly Head U.S. Delegate to UNCITRAL WGII
Roland G. Schroeder, Global Executive Litigation Counsel, General Electric Company
Ana Vermal, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP

Corruption and Illegality in International Arbitration

Moderator: Stanimir A. Alexandrov, Principal, Stanimir A. Alexandrov PLLC


Brent C. Kaczmarek, CFA, Managing Director, International Arbitration, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Professor W. Michael Reisman, Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law School
Edna Sussman, Independent Arbitrator
Katia Yannaca-Small, Independent Counsel and Arbitrator

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