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Just in: NYIAC Elects New Leaders, Announces New Cooperation Agreement.  Read NYIAC’s full Press Release here.

Just in: Daesang Manifest Disregard Appeal Denied on February 19, 2019.

The Motion for Leave To Appeal in the below-referenced matter was denied. The Court’s one sentence decision appears on its Decision List, at page 2.  New York maintains its role as a premier, pro-arbitration seat.

Revived $100M Award Boosts NY’s Pro-Arbitration Reputation. Read the full article here.

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NYIAC Chair James Carter and Director John Pierce Co-author:  “Arbitrating in New York: The NYIAC Advantage.”

New York City Maintains Lead As The Favored U.S. Arbitral Seat.  Read NYIAC’s full Press Release here.

NYIAC Senior Advisor E. Alexandra Dosman and Baker McKenzie’s Partner Grant Hanessian Receive the 2018 Smit-Lowenfeld Prize for the Best Article in the Field of International Arbitration

The prize was awarded for the article, “Songs of Innocence and Experience: Ten Years of Emergency Arbitration,” which was published in The American Review of International Arbitration (Vol. 27,No. 2).  The article addresses important questions relating to the increased use of emergency arbitration, including whether the practice fulfills its promise of swift relief, whether legal standards for granting relief are consistently applied, whether decisions by emergency arbitrators are enforceable and how emergency arbitration changes the strategic landscape for practitioners and parties.

Annual Update 2016-2017.

Why are your clients choosing New York as arbitral seat? Who are you most likely to run into at NYIAC hearings? How can you stay up to date on New York case law on international arbitration? Answers to these questions and more are in NYIAC’s 2016-2017 Annual Update.

Read the full Update here.

NYIAC and ICC Sign NYIAC – ICC Memorandum of Understanding

 Read the more about the press release 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.

Awards of Interest in International Commercial Arbitration: New York Law and Practice

The New York City Bar Association’s International Commercial Disputes Committee (ICDC) (Richard Mattiaccio, Chair) has published a report on pre-award and post-award interest in international arbitration cases that are seated in New York and that involve contracts governed by substantive New York law. The report addresses key questions including the scope of arbitrator discretion and factors that arbitrators may consider in the exercise of their discretion, including, but not limited to, the nine percent pre-judgment interest rate applicable to New York state court judgments. The report also provides appendices in which New York arbitral awards of interest and New York court decisions related to interest awards are summarized. Read the full report 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 was made possible by Mark Stadnyk at Norton Rose Fulbright (US) and Gretta Walters at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP.

Welcome to NYIAC!

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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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