Alexandra Dosman

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Alexandra Dosman is the first Executive Director of the New York International Arbitration Center (“NYIAC”). Founded in 2013, NYIAC is a non-profit organization that promotes and enhances the conduct of international arbitration in New York, offers educational programming, and operates world-class hearing facilities for rent in Midtown Manhattan.

Prior to joining NYIAC in May 2013, Ms. Dosman practiced litigation and arbitration at Shearman & Sterling LLP for seven years, where she played a leading role in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration cases. Ms. Dosman was educated at McGill University in Montreal and at the University of Toronto. She is a Canadian national and is bilingual English/French.

In addition to sitting as an independent arbitrator, Ms. Dosman writes widely on international arbitration topics. Recent updates and articles include: “Ten Years of Emergency Arbitration,” 27(2) American Review of International Arbitration, Fall 2016 (with Grand Hanessian); “Working with Experts in International Arbitration: Four Practical Tips,” 8(2) NY Dispute Res. Law. 51, Fall 2015; “Evaluating the Advantages and Drawbacks of Emergency Arbitrators,” with Edna Sussman, New York Law Journal Special Report on Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 30, 2015; “Sovereign Immunity Is No Defense to the Recognition of ICSID Award Against Venezuela; New York Court Stays Recognition on Basis of ICSID Internal Proceedings,” NYIAC Case Law Chronicle, March 20, 2015; “General Personal Jurisdiction Revisited: the Second Circuit’s Decision in Sonera v. Çukurova,” IBA Arbitration Newsletter, March 2015; “In New York, Limitations on Use of Estoppel Doctrine to Join Non-Signatories to an Arbitration Agreement,” 7(1) NY Dispute Res. Law. 51, Spring 2014; “Toward a Treaty Basis for Transparency in Investor-State Arbitration,” 7(2) NY Dispute Res. Law. 36, Fall 2014; “A Home for International Arbitration In New York,” 6(2) NY Dispute Res. Law. 13, Fall 2013.

Recent conference presentations include: “Ethics in international arbitration: How far can or should soft law guidance go in flattening the playing field between counsel from different jurisdictions?” 5th Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (October 10, 2016, Atlanta GA); “Hot Topics in International Commercial Arbitration: Emergency Arbitration,” NYSBA International Section Fall Meeting (October 20, 2016, Paris FR); “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Ethics Considerations in Choosing a Seat of Arbitration,” ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting (April 13, 2016, New York NY); “Does Yukos Change the Paradigm of Investment Arbitration? Enforcement Challenges in the United States,” 3rd Annual ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration (January 15, 2016, Houston TX); “The U.S. Federal Arbitration Act: A Modern Arbitration Statute,” New York University Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law Arbitration Forum (November 23, 2015, New York NY); “Hot Topics: Will the Yukos Award Creditors Collect?,” ICC Canada 2015 International Arbitration Conference (October 23, 2015, Vancouver BC); “International Arbitration in Latin America: A New York Perspective,” NYSBA International Law Section Fall Meeting (October 15, 2015, São Paulo Brazil); “Year in Review: NYIAC’s Case Law Library Initiative,” 4th Annual GAR Live New York (September 24, 2015, New York NY); “Recent Developments in International Arbitration: the View from NYIAC,” Practicing Law Institute (June 11, 2015, New York NY); “Enforcing ICSID Awards in New York: the Mobil Cerro Case in Context,” NYSBA Global Law Week (May 13, 2015, New York NY); “New Trends in International Commercial Arbitration: Recent New York Cases on Arbitrability, Jurisdiction, and Arbitrator Immunity,” Georgetown International Law Month (February 4, 2015, Washington DC).

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Publications
“A Home for International Arbitration In New York,” 6(2) NY Dispute Res. Law. 13 (Fall 2013)

“Toward a Treaty Basis for Transparency in Investor-State Arbitration,” 7(2) NY Dispute Res. Law. 36 (Fall 2014)

“In New York, Limitations on Use of Estoppel Doctrine to Join Non-Signatories to an Arbitration Agreement,” 7(1) NY Dispute Res. Law. 51 (Spring 2014)

“General Personal Jurisdiction Revisited: the Second Circuit’s Decision in Sonera v.Çukurova” in IBA Arbitration News (forthcoming)

Speaking Events

Drafting Arbitration Clauses: Panel held at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (26 Nov 2013)

International Arbitration Basics: Panel hosted by NYSBA International Section/Israeli Bar Association Visit (5 Feb 2014)

Pre-Moot Address hosted by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (March 2014)

Presentation to CCA Fellows (9 May 2014)

PLI Panel on Recent Developments in International Arbitration (9 June 2014)

Panel on Arbitral Institutions / Lagos Court of Arbitration visit (23 June 2014)

NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section Training Session (16 July 2014)

Lecture at CICIA on Jurisdictional Issues in International Arbitration (21 Oct 2014)

ICDR Conference in Bogotá (28 Oct 2014)

Meeting of North American Interest Groups (5 Nov 2014)

YCAP: IBA Rules on Counsel Conduct in International Arbitration (6 Nov 2014)

Young ICSID/Young ICDR Panel (13 Nov 2014)

“New Trends in International Commercial Arbitration: Recent New York Cases on Arbitrability, Jurisdiction, and Arbitrator Immunity,” Georgetown International Law Month (February 4, 2015, New York NY)

“Enforcing ICSID Awards in New York: the Mobil Cerro Case in Context,” NYSBA Global Law Week (May 13, 2015, New York NY)

“Recent Developments in International Arbitration: the View from NYIAC,” Practicing Law Institute (June 11, 2015, New York NY)

“Year in Review: NYIAC’s Case Law Library Initiative,” 4th Annual GAR Live New York (September 24, 2015, New York NY)

“International Arbitration in Latin America: A New York Perspective,” NYSBA International Law Section Fall Meeting (October 15, 2015, São Paulo Brazil)

“Hot Topics: Will the Yukos Award Creditors Collect?,” ICC Canada 2015 International Arbitration Conference (October 23, 2015, Vancouver BC)

“The U.S. Federal Arbitration Act: A Modern Arbitration Statute,” New York University Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law Arbitration Forum (November 23, 2015, New York NY)

“Does Yukos Change the Paradigm of Investment Arbitration? Enforcement Challenges in the United States,” 3rd Annual ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration. (January 15, 2016, Houston, TX)