The New Age of Dispute Resolution: Digitization & Evolving Norms


February 13, 2023 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Bracewell LLP (31 West 52nd Street, Suite 1900, New York, NY 10019)


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Program Description
NYIAC and the UNCITRAL Secretariat, together with NYSBA International Section and ASIL, present the New York Stocktaking of Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy (DRDE).

The project was launched in 2021, conferring on the Secretariat the mandate to monitor the changing landscape of dispute resolution in the digital economy by compiling, analyzing and sharing relevant information with a view to laying the groundwork for possible work on updating UNCITRAL texts or developing new ones as necessary. The project gives particular attention to the disruptive aspects of digitalization in dispute resolution, especially those with respect to due process and fairness. But it also focuses on the enabling aspects of technology particularly as far as the impact on efficiency, including cost and duration, of procedures is concerned.

The first panel will be devoted to the use of technology in arbitration, discussing topics including case management, new forms of presentation of submission and evidence, electronic awards, interim measures on preservation of assets, and suggestions for possible UNCITRAL work.

The second panel will be devoted to online mediation, discussing topics including pros and cons of online mediation, conducting online mediation, flexibility, and suggestions for possible UNCITRAL work.

6:30pm: Opening Remarks
6:45pm: Panel 1 Arbitration
7:45pm: Panel 2 Mediation
8:15pm: Networking Reception
9:30pm: Close of Session

Panel 1 Speakers: Arbitration
Hagit M. Elul, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Martin Gusy, Partner, Bracewell LLP
Christina G. Hioureas, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
Sherman W. Kahn, Partner, Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP
Emma Lindsay, Partner, Withersworldwide

Panel 2 Speakers: Mediation
Sherman W. Kahn, Partner, Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP
Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Event Moderator: Takashi Takashima, Legal Officer, International Trade Law Division, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Secretariat (Vienna)

Bracewell LLP
31 West 52nd Street, Suite 1900 (between 5/6 Avenues)
New York, NY
NYIAC thanks Martin Gusy & Bracewell LLP for their hospitality.