NYIAC's Inaugural Flagship Event

gctThe Grand Central Forum
April 16, 2015  |  4:00pm – 8:00pm

Featuring Cherie Blair CBE, QC
Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy

in conversation with

John V.H. Pierce
Partner, WilmerHale

Program Schedule

4:00-4:30   Registration
4:30-5:00   Welcome and Introduction

5:00-6:00   First Panel:
2014 in a New York Hour: Recent Developments in International Arbitration
Moderated by Joseph Neuhaus, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Filing Trends: A View from the Administering Institutions
Luis Martinez, Vice President, International Center for Dispute Resolution
Rocío Digón, Counsel, SICANA Inc./International Court of Arbitration
Olivier André, Vice President, CPR Institute

Ethics Update: IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest
Caline Mouawad, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

Enforcement: ICSID Awards and Sovereign Immunity
Alexander Yanos, Partner and Co-Chair, Treaty Arbitration Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

6:00-6:45   Second Panel:
Keynote Address: Managing Risk in Cross-border Disputes
Cherie Blair, CBE, QC, Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy, in conversation with John V.H. Pierce, Partner, WilmerHale

6:45-7:00   Concluding Remarks
7:00-8:00   Reception generously sponsored by WilmerHale


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Full Program Details

For more information on this program, please contact rsvp@nyiac.org. Seats are limited, but your name will be added to the waitlist in the event of full registration.



Joint Columbia Law School and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Course on International Arbitration

Columbia Law School and CIArb

May 11-15, 2015
Location: NYIAC | 150 E. 42nd St., 17th Floor

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A systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international commercial arbitration. The course, compressed into a week’s time with both lecture and interactive segments, is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration. The course is jointly provided by Columbia University School of Law, through its Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA), and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), through its New York Branch.

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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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 New York Contract Law:
A Guide For Non-New York Attorneys

Written by Glen Banks, Esq., a recognized authority on contract law with more than 35 years’ experience, this book is presented in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format to allow easy access to a wide array of topics. For more information, visit this link.


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.””

Read the article here.

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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

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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Expert Q&A on International Arbitration in New York

London and Paris traditionally have been the preeminent forums for complex international arbitration, with foreign parties routinely resisting efforts to arbitrate in the US. In recent years, however, New York has emerged as an increasingly popular venue for the resolution of cross-border disputes. Practical Law asked Richard L. Mattiaccio of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP […]

Case Law Chronicle: Second Circuit finds that res judicata issue is for arbitrators, not courts

This is the first installment in a new, 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.     Citigroup, Inc. v. Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, No. 13-4825-cv (January […]

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