Welcome to NYIAC: The Place to Be for International Arbitration

Registration is now open for the 2017 NYIAC Grand Central Forum and Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Lecture! Join us on May 1 for a thought-provoking debate and for insight on international dispute resolution from Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of ICSID. Download the flyer: 2017.05.01 – GCF Flyer. And register here!



The updated brochure, “Choose New York for International Arbitration,” has launched!  Download it now: Choose NY for IA.  The brochure was published by the New York State Bar Dispute Resolution Section and was developed under the leadership of Richard Mattiaccio, Stephanie Cohen, and Mark W. Friedman.



NYIAC is pleased to make available the IBA Arb40 Toolkit for Award Writing 2016, a document designed by the International Bar Association’s Arb40 Subcommittee to serve as a guide for young arbitration practitioners as they approach the drafting of their first awards. Stay tuned for a training session focused on the IBA Arb40 Toolkit for Award Writing 2016 to take place at NYIAC in 2017!


CLE Lunch Seminar Invitation:  Procedural Problems in International Arbitration

NYSBA’s International Arbitration & ADR Committee invites you to attend a panel discussion on the topic of Procedural Problems in International Arbitration. Attendees will receive one hour of New York Professional Practice CLE credit. Lunch will be provided.

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 12pm to 1:30pm
Where: Offices of Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, 1700 Broadway 33rd FL
Register HERE.


NYIAC is Proud to Co-sponsor
Arbitrating Patent Disputes: Innovative Approaches and New Concerns

Four-location, video-linked conference featuring speakers from the United States and Europe.
Where: Live locations in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York, Geneva and Online.

When: March 22, 2017; California: 8:30am to Noon, New York: 11:30am to 3pm, Geneva: 4:30pm to 8pm.

More information HERE.


You’re Invited:  Corruption in Arbitration:  What Issues Arise and What Role Do Arbitrators Play?

NYIAC is pleased to present an in-depth look at the issue of corruption in the context of arbitration. The discussion will touch on arbitrability, the role of arbitrators, burdens of proof, and ethical implications for both counsel and the tribunal. NY CLE credit will be granted to all law school graduates and New York Bar members (transitional and nontransitional credits).

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, One Liberty Plaza, New York NY


 Save the Date: June 5-9, 2017
CICIA/CIArb course

NYIAC is a co-sponsor of the Columbia Law School-Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Course on International Arbitration, a week-long systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration.

The course features both lecture and interactive segments and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration.

The course will be followed by an Accelerated Route to Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators from June 12-14, 2017.  More information is available HERE.


NYIAC Case Law Library

On January 1, 2015, NYIAC began collecting and cataloguing international arbitration decisions issued by New York courts. Now those decisions – and key identifying information such as the decision date, the stage of the case, and the main issues treated by the court – are available on the NYIAC website. This project i made possible by Mark Stadnyk at Norton Rose Fulbright (US) and Gretta Walters at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP.

Continue to the Case Law Library


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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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Download the Brochure Here

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!

Case Law Chronicles

Case Law Chronicle #6: Enforcing Awards Against Non-Signatories and Non-Parties: Two Recent Decisions from the Southern District of New York

By Gretta Walters, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP In two recent decisions, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York addressed key issues arising out actions to enforce foreign arbitral awards against non-signatories to an arbitration agreement. The decisions, Alstom Brasil Energia e Transporte Ltda. v. v. Mitsui Sumitomo Seguros S.A.1 and GE Transportation […]

Case Law Chronicle #5: Is Sovereign Immunity a Defense to the Recognition of ICSID Award Against Venezuela?

Case Law Chronicle: In Amicus Brief to the Second Circuit, U.S. Government Weighs In On Whether Sovereign Immunity Is a Defense to the Recognition of ICSID Award Against Venezuela By Gretta Walters, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP April 6, 2016 This is the fifth installment in a regular series offered by NYIAC. Follow this series to learn […]

Advance Waivers of Arbitrator Conflicts of Interest in International Commercial Arbitrations Seated in New York

A recent report issued by the New York City Bar International Commercial Disputes Committee (ICDC), entitled: ‘Advance Waivers of Arbitrator Conflicts of Interest in International Commercial Arbitrations Seated in New York,’ investigates the law and practices concerning advance waivers. The report sets forth the results of a survey of policies and practices of institutional providers […]

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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