Grand Central Forum 2019: Resolving business disputes: Are there converging international standards?


July 9, 2019 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


NYIAC 909 3rd Ave. #280 New York, NY 10150


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Panelists will explore whether recent developments in international commercial arbitration and the creation of international business courts in Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Singapore, and other key cities reflect a convergence of international standards. To what extent do they promote fairness, efficiency, and flexibility while borrowing from different legal traditions, as opposed to simply replicating the common law tradition? Panelists will discuss topics, such as (i) access to evidence and witnesses, (ii) predictability in the time frame, (iii) experience of arbitrators and judges, (iv) role of lawyers as both zealous advocates and “officers of the court,” and (v) costs reflecting the expectations of users.

The Grand Central Forum is being held in July this year so that summer associates who are interested in international arbitration can attend. We encourage our member firms to make this event part of their summer program.

Guilherme Rizzo Amaral | Souto Correa Advogados
Judge Thomas Andrieu | Director of the Civil Affairs and Seal Department, Ministry of Justice of the French republic, France
Samaa A. Haridi | Hogan Lovells US LLP
Duarte Henriques | BCH Lawyers

Moderated by
Daniel Schimmel | NYIAC Executive Committee, Foley Hoag LLP

5:00 p.m. Registration
5:30 p.m. Opening Remarks
5:45 p.m. Program
7:15 p.m. Q&A
7:30 p.m. Networking Reception