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.

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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).

 

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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