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Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation

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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

Optional:

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

Visa Letter Requests Contact: Shanelle Holley 

Conference Agenda

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

Moderator:  Kathleen Paisley, Partner, Ambos NBGO

Panelists:

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

Panelists:

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

KEYNOTE

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

Panelists:

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

Panelists:

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

Panelists:

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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