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Commercial Arbitration:
Domestic vs. International - How Different Are They in Practice?
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee:
Free for Members and Members of Sponsoring Organizations | $15 for Non-Members

If you are a member of the American Arbitration Association; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York Branch (CIArb NY); College of Commercial Arbitrators; New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section; CPR Institute; New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC); New York State Bar Association International Section; New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; or the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB), please call Customer Service at 212.382.6663 to register.

International commercial arbitration differs from domestic commercial arbitration for practical as well as legal reasons. The focus of this program will be on preparing for and representing clients at international commercial arbitration hearings and on how that differs from domestic arbitration. Panelists experienced in representing U.S. and foreign based clients in arbitration will discuss arbitrator selection, discovery or disclosure, and differing approaches to witness preparation, direct and cross-examination. The program will include a mock cross-examination to illustrate international vs. domestic U.S. style.  Arbitration practice guidelines and protocols, sometimes referred to as “soft law,” will be mentioned to the extent they can have an impact on case preparation and presentation. Panelists may also refer to certain treaties and statutes (New York Convention, Panama Convention, Federal Arbitration Act Chapters 1 and 2, NY CPLR Article 75) to the extent they may influence practical considerations. This program will be useful to a broad spectrum of lawyers, including in-house counsel involved in cross-border transactions and arbitration, domestic and international arbitration practitioners and arbitrators, among others.   

Richard L. Mattiaccio, Partner, Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP

John L. Gardiner, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP; ICDC Member
James Hosking, Partner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
D. Brian King, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; ICDC Member
Jeffrey T. Zaino, Vice President, American Arbitration Association

Dana C. MacGrath, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP

Ank Santens, Partner, White & Case; CPR Board Member; ICDC Member
Stephanie Cohen, Independent Arbitrator
Grant Hanessian, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)

Oliver J. Armas, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Mark W. Friedman, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Frances Bivens, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Robert B. Davidson, JAMS Arbitrator and Mediator; ICDC Member

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Arbitration Committee, Dana MacGrath, Chair
International Commercial Disputes Committee, Richard L. Mattiaccio, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
In-House/Outside Litigation Counsel Group, Anthony John Bosco and Louis A. Craco, Jr., Co-Chairs
International Law Committee, Anibal Sabater, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York Branch (CIArb NY)
College of Commercial Arbitrators
CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)
New York State Bar Association International Section
New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
U. S. Council for International Business (USCIB), the U.S. Affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce


42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036


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