NYIAC Training Program


November 24, 2014 12:00 am


150 E. 42nd St, 17th Floor


November 24, 2014  |  8:30am – 5:30pm
Training Program

What’s Different About International Arbitration?
Practical Tips for Lawyers and Arbitrators

Download the Full Program Here

International arbitration differs in key ways from domestic United States arbitration and from litigation in local courts, from the vocabulary used to the presentation of evidence to the form of the award. This day-long training program offered by NYIAC will address legal and cultural issues specific to international arbitration. Attendees will learn the practical “know how” needed to approach international arbitration with confidence from the perspective of the arbitrator and the advocate.

You Should Attend If:

  • You are an arbitrator and wish to expand your practice to international cases
  • You are a litigator and want to represent clients in international arbitration
  • You are in-house at a company exploring alternative dispute resolution options
  • You have some international arbitration experience but want to deepen your understanding of how cases proceed in practice

And Want to Learn about:

  • The basic legal framework and instruments
  • The significance of the seat of arbitration
  • How the institutions make arbitrator appointments
  • Strategies for selecting party appointed arbitrators
  • Process differences: briefs vs. memorials, discovery vs. disclosure
  • The impact of cultural differences on how advocates present arguments and evidence and how arbitrators conduct hearings
  • Ethics for counsel in a world of conflicting ethical obligations
  • Practical suggestions from leading arbitrators



Judge Judith Kaye, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Robert Smit, Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP
Edna Sussman, SussmanADR

Special Guest Speaker

Judge Gerard E. Lynch, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Confirmed Faculty

Gerald Aksen, Arbitrator & Mediator
Oliver J. Armas, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Pierre Bienvenu, Norton Rose Fulbright
George Bermann, Columbia Law School
James Carter, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Alexandra Dosman, New York International Arbitration Center
Eleonora Coehlo, Castro Barros Sobral Gomes Advogados
Hagit Elul, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Helena Erickson, CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Franco Ferrari, NYU School of Law
Paul Friedland, White & Case LLP
Marc Goldstein, Marc J Goldstein Litigation & Arbitration Chambers
Horacio Grigera Naón, Washington College of Law
Thomas Halket, Halket Weitz LLP
Grant Hanessian, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Samaa Haridi, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Judith Kaye, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Louis (Benno) Kimmelman, Sidley Austin LLP
Carolyn Lamm, White & Case LLP
Luis Martinez, International Center for Dispute Resolution
Charles Moxley, MoxleyADR
Jennifer Permesly, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
Aníbal Sabater, Norton Rose Fulbright
Laurence Shore, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, SICANA, Inc./International Court of Arbitration


Reception Sponsor: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

In Cooperation with the American Bar Association, Section of International Law


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