A New Home of International Arbitration?

New York: A Home to International Arbitration?New York: A New Home of International Arbitration?

The American Bar Association’s Litigation Journal published an article on New York City’s recent efforts to expand its role as a host of international arbitrations.
“New York: A New Home for International Arbitration?” appears in the Summer 2014 issue of the Journal, the flagship magazine of the ABA’s 60,000-member Section of Litigation.

You can read it HERE.



NYIAC is a proud supporter of the

3rd Annual GAR Live New York Conference

September 19, 2014

Speakers to include:

Jose Astigarraga, Astigarraga Davis
Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Paul Friedland, White & Case
Mark Friedman, Debevoise & Plimpton
Miriam Harwood, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle
Jean Kalicki, Arnold & Porter
Loftis, Vinson & Elkins
Wendy Miles, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Annette Magnusson, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
Klaus Reichert SC, Brick Court Chambers

Panel Discussions will feature :

♦  The Year in Review
♦  GAR Live Symposium
♦  Innovation in International Arbitration
♦  Witness Examination: Is there a point?

When: September 19, 2014, 9am – 6pm
Where: University Club: One West 54th Street New York, NY 10019

For more information, and to register, click here
NYIAC members, e-mail info@nyiac.org for special discount!


Exclusive Book Preview and Ethics CLE

Join us for the premiere of Professor Rogers’ groundbreaking new book


Receive 2 NY Ethics CLE Credits

Wed. June 11, 5-8 p.m., at NYIAC


Counsel ethics ♦ Issue conflicts for arbitrators ♦ Third-party funding

Featured Speaker

 Professor Catherine A. Rogers
Penn State Law & Queen Mary, Centre for Commercial Law Studies


John Roesser, Alston & Bird LLP
R. Doak Bishop, King & Spalding LLP
Ina Popova, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Cost: All-Inclusive (copy of the book included!)
$225 for non-members
$175 for members

Standard (no book copy)
$135 for non-members

$85 for members


Members click here; non-members click here.

Participants will receive advance chapters of Professor Rogers’ upcoming book Ethics in International Arbitration (Oxford University Press 2014) for the program and a paperback copy of the book when it is out later this summer.


CLE support and reception generously sponsored by




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New Rules and Recent Practice

Thursday, June 12
3:45pm – 6:30pm

Join us to explore the short and medium term trends experienced by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in the cases it handles, as we look back over the last five years of development and consider what this foretells for the future.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to watch some of Hong Kong’s leading legal minds go head to head with their American counterparts, as they seek victory in a mock arbitration conducted under the new 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (the 2013 Rules). The ability to effectively and efficiently manage complex arbitrations is a key differential between the current collection of leading institutional rules. Enjoy a lively demonstration of the application of Article 28 of the 2013 Rules and how issues of consolidation play out in practice.



New York International Arbitration Center Welcomes Individual Members

Be a part of all of the progress and excitement at the New York International Arbitration Center. NYIAC invites qualified individuals to join us as individual members. Support NYIAC’s work and enjoy access to a community of leading international arbitration practitioners, attend members-only events, appear in our on-line directory, participate in our committees, and more.

Join NYIAC as an individual member today.


NYIAC Forms Global Advisory Board

At its annual meeting on January 30, 2014, NYIAC announced the formation of a Global Advisory Board, made up of renowned arbitration practitioners, scholars and institution leaders from around the globe, who will advise NYIAC’s leaders on global trends in international arbitration and the ways in which NYIAC can best serve the global arbitration community.

View the list of Global Advisory Board members or read the related article in Global Arbitration Review (PDF).




Book Your Next Arbitration Hearing At NYIAC

Contact us to reserve space for your upcoming arbitraton. NYIAC’s world-class hearing rooms and breakout rooms accommodate arbitrations of any size and duration.


We have cutting edge technological capabilities, including high-tech video conferencing and built-in facilities for simultaneous interpretation.


Beautiful, comfortable amenities and a location in the heart of Manhattan make NYIAC an ideal arbitration destination.


Book your hearing today!

Legal Developments and Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses BG Group v. Argentina

On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the D.C. Circuit’s controversial 2012 decision in BG Group PLC v. Republic of Argentina. The Court ruled that an arbitral award rendered by a tribunal constituted under a bilateral investment treaty is entitled to the same broad deference afforded awards rendered by commercial arbitration tribunals.

Read the full decison (PDF)

Muddy Waters in the Land of Section 1782

In the January 31, 2014 edition of the New York Law Journal, Lawrence W. Newman and David Zaslowsky mark the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s lone Section 1782 decision by discussing the significant uncertainty that remains concerning an issue spawned by that decision.

Read the full article (PDF)

New York Court of Appeals Rejects Attempt to Bind Non-Signatory

On October 17, 2013, the New York Court of Appeals refused to apply direct benefits estoppel to bind a non-signatory to arbitrate. “The mere existence of an agreement with attendant circumstances that prove advantageous to the non-signatory would not constitute the type of direct benefits justifying compelling arbitration by a non-party.” Matter of Belzberg v Verus Invs. Holdings […]

Read the full decision (PDF)

Recent U.S. Court Decisions Confirm Arbitrator Discretion to Limit Discovery

Three recent decisions by the U.S. Courts of Appeals in New Orleans, Boston and New York reaffirm the longstanding position that arbitrators in U.S.-based arbitrations have discretion to determine the proper scope of discovery and are not bound to follow U.S. litigation discovery practices.  Gregory A. Litt and Colm P. McInerney examine these cases.

Read the full article (PDF)