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NYIAC Fall For Ethics Breakfast Panel

September 22, 2015, 8:30 am – 10:15 am

NYIAC takes a look at how the IBA Guidelines on Party representation in International Arbitration have fared in their first two years. How widely are the Guidelines being used? Are they effective at regulating counsel conduct in arbitration? Join the discussion for an inside look.


Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Paul Friedland, White & Case LLP
Samaa Haridi, Hogan Lovells LLP
Elliot Polebaum, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Catherine A. Rogers, Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University

Moderated by Joseph LoBue, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Tenth Annual ICC New York Conference
Current Challenges Facing Institutions, Counsel and Arbitrators: An ICC Perspective

September 21, 2015
Location: Sidley Austin LLP
787 Seventh Ave., 23rd Fl.

To commemorate the tenth year of the ICC New York Conference, members of the ICC Court and Secretariat, along with world-renowned practitioners, will lead an interactive discussion on the leading questions being asked in international arbitration today. Join us as we examine the trends that are presently changing the landscape of international dispute resolution. This conference seeks to create a highly interactive environment with thought-provoking discussion and lively debate.

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Annual Update 2014


Grand Central Forum Brings Together Legal, Business Elite in NYC to Debate International Arbitration Issues

On April 16, 2015, the New York International Arbitration Center held its inaugural Grand Central Forum, an event aimed at bringing together leading international arbitration practitioners and business leaders from around the world. This year’s Forum featured Mrs. Cherie Blair, QC, CBE, the founder and chair of Omnia Strategy as keynote speaker, in conversation with WilmerHale’s John Pierce (pictured above).


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 Choose New York Law: A Guide for the Global Business Community

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The New York State Bar Association and NYIAC publish a brochure on New York Law, presenting a clear and comprehensive guide for the global business community.

The project was led by the Dispute Resolution Section’s IDR Committee, co-chaired by John Fellas and Richard Mattiaccio, with significant contributions from several NYIAC board and individual members.

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NYIAC featured in The New York Times

In a Dealbook article, reporter Elizabeth Olson writes:

“…New York has long been a major site for global arbitration proceedings because its contract law is predictable and does not allow for appeals on specious grounds.

Proprietary research for the New York State Bar association projected that an increase of 10 to 20 percent in such proceedings in the city could add as much as $400 million annually to law firm coffers.

[…]  New York is also burnishing its arbitration credentials. Last year, the New York International Arbitration Center opened in Manhattan, as a space where arbitrators can hold hearings to examine the facts and settle cross-border grievances. Some 37 law firms funded the site.

The center, which celebrated its first anniversary in June, has hosted some 20 hearings so far. Most involved commercial arbitrations between two private parties involving issues such as oil and gas, construction and intellectual property, and one dispute arose from a bilateral investment treaty where investors could invoke arbitration in a dispute with governments and governmental entities.

The opening of an International Chamber of Commerce office in Manhattan this year is also likely to help funnel more cases to New York. Thus far, the cases filed increasingly involve parties from North America, said Alexandra Dosman, the center’s executive director, adding that this “reflects the importance of the American market, and that it’s growing.””

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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.


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Legal Developments and Analysis

Case Law Chronicle: “To Stay or Not To Stay”: Second Circuit Clarifies Procedure Following Successful Motion to Compel Arbitration

by Mark Stadnyk, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (New York) In Michael A. Katz v. Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless, Docket Nos. 14‐138 and 14‐291 (July 28, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the “Court”) addressed an important procedural matter under the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”). Namely, does the FAA require […]

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Judge Preska Highlights Virtues of New York During Global Law Week

By: Andrew Poplinger of Chaffetz Lindsey LLP The Hon. Loretta Preska, Chief Judge of the SDNY, gave the keynote speech at the New York Bar Association’s Global Law Week, titled “The Elements of Commerce in the Twenty-First Century: How Commercial Courts Enhance a City’s Position as a Financial, Commercial, and Legal Hub.”

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NYLJ Special Report features E. Sussman and A. Dosman on Emergency Arbitrators

“Evaluating the Advantages and Drawbacks of Emergency Arbitrators,” by Edna Sussman and Alexandra Dosman, in a New York Law Journal Special Report on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Case Law Chronicle: Sovereign Immunity Is No Defense to the Recognition of ICSID Award Against Venezuela; New York Court Stays Recognition on Basis of ICSID Internal Proceedings

This is the second installment in a regular series offered by NYIAC’s Executive Director, Alexandra Dosman. Follow this series to learn about recent decisions by New York federal and state courts and for easy access to the full text of the decisions. Below, read more about Mobil Cerro Negro Ltd., et al. v. Bolivarian Republic […]

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