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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 13th 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: 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Keynote Address:
Hilary Heilbron QC - The Impact of Cultural and National Differences on Recognised Norms in International Arbitration

The conference topics will cover:

  • Impact on international arbitration of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation  (GDPR)
  • ICCA-ASIL web based damages analysis tool web app
  • Public policy exception and the New York Convention
  • Corruption and illegality in international arbitration
  • Convention on the Enforcement of Mediated Settlement Agreements and Enforceability of consent awards


On Thursday, November 1 Pre-Conference NYIAC Talks: Fresh Ideas, Urgent Concerns at the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), Please register here.

On Thursday, November 1 attend the Networking Reception at the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). Please register here.

On Friday, November 2, conclude the day at Fordham with a Networking Reception, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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

Conference Agenda

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

Moderator:  Kathleen Paisley, Ambos NBGO


Lawrence Akka QC, 20 Essex Street
Denise E. Backhouse, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Markus Burianski, White & Case LLP
Javier Fernández-Samaniego, Samaniego Law
Professor Jacques de Werra, University of Geneva

The Public Policy Defense Under the New York Convention

Moderator: Laurence Shore, BonelliErede


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


Hilary Heilbron QC

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, Debevoise Plimpton LLP


Carlos Pabón-Agudelo, Infrastructure Economic Consulting
Thierry Senechal, Finance For Impact
Jennifer Vanderhart, Analytics Research Group

The Singapore Convention:  The New York Convention for Mediation?

Moderator: Joseph E. Neuhaus, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Professor Nadja Alexander, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy
Tim Schnabel, Plausify, formerly head U.S. delegate to UNCITRAL WGII
Roland G. Schroeder, General Electric Company
Ana Vermal, Proskauer Rose LLP

Corruption and Illegality in International Arbitration

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


Brent C. Kaczmarek, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Professor W. Michael Reisman, Yale Law School
Edna Sussman, Sussman ADR LLC
Katia Yannaca-Small, Independent Counsel and Arbitrator

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