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International Dispute Resolution in London

Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, reserved a spot in their NPR show “Car Talk” for what they called the Shameless Commerce Division.  I’m taking a page from their book by bringing your attention to a CLE event that is quite special — five mornings in London during the week of June 13, in which some of the most accomplished figures in cross-border dispute resolution will share perspectives with American practitioners.  And it includes a session on the Woolf Reforms, with former Lord Chief Justice Harry Woolf — conducted in the Houses of Parliament!


New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program has designed a CLE program on International Arbitration and Mediation that will be of particular interest to practitioners of dispute resolution, cross-border commercial transactions, and international law.  The program features presentations by the leading UK-based practitioners, including former Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf, who has invited us to the House of Lords.  Other speakers include former Northrop Grumman European Legal Director Wolf von Kumberg, CEDR CEO Karl Mackie, former CIArb European President Andrew Burr, mediator Tony Willis, Helen Ashenden of Lloyd’s, and  Global Pound Conference sponsor Alex Oddy.

Those registering before April 15 enjoy $150 off the fee.  Members of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section and NYLS alumni enjoy a further $200 discount.  The event is scheduled for mornings-only, to accommodate those who would like to combine CLE with a family trip.  A detailed agenda is provided below and the registration form is here.


Monday 13 June   Brick Court Chambers

0900    F. Peter Phillips, NYLS:  Overview of Course, Challenges of Jurisdiction, Introduction to New York Convention and Cross-Border Mediation

1000    Tony Willis, Brick Court Chambers: Mediation Techniques for Cross-Cultural Disputes; Building an ADR Practice

1050    BREAK

1110    TBA: CEDR Commission on Settlement in International Arbitration; Issues in Cross-Cultural Mediation

1200    Sir Richard Aikens, Brick Court Chambers: Arbitration Practice

1250    ADJOURN


Tuesday 14   House of Lords

0900    Karl Mackie, CEDR: Overview of Commercial Mediation in the U.K.

1000    Lord Harry Woolf: The Woolf Reforms and their Impact on English Litigation

1050    BREAK

1110    Pierre Raoul-Duval, Gide Loyrette Nouel: Challenges in Representing Clients in ICC Arbitration

1200    Joe Tirado: International Arbitration using SIAC Rules

1250    ADJOURN


Wednesday 15 June     Baker & McKenzie

0900    Ed Poulton, Baker & McKenzie: Investor/State Arbitration & Mediation

1000    Wolf von Kumberg, Former European Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corporation: Cross-Border Commercial Dispute Resolution from the Client’s View

1050    BREAK

1110    Andy Moody, Baker & McKenzie: International Arbitration using LCIA Rules

1200    F. Peter Phillips: Ethics for Arbitrators

1250    ADJOURN


Thursday 16 June   International Dispute Resolution Centre

0900    Damian Hickman, IDRC: Welcome to IDRC

0910    Helen Ashenden, Lloyd’s: Introduction to Lloyd’s; a Global Perspective on Insurance ADR; ARIAS UK fast track arbitration protocol

1010    Paul Moss, Inrem: International (Re)Insurance Dispute Resolution

1100    BREAK

1120    Dominic Spenser Underhill: ICC Task Force on Reducing Time and Cost in International Arbitration

1210    Alexander Oddy, Herbert Smith: Global Pound Conference

1300    ADJOURN


Friday 17 June    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

0900    Andrew Burr, Elina Zlatanska, Nabeel Khokhar, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: Introduction to the CIArb; CIArb’s Revised Arbitration and Dispute Board Rules and Adjudication Guidelines; ICC’s Revised Dispute Board Rules; CIArb Guidelines for Interviewing Arbitrators

1050    BREAK

1110    Burr, Zlatanska and Khokhar: CIArb Issues Cont’d

1200    F. Peter Phillips: Ethics for Negotiators and Mediators

1250    ADJOURN


To register click here.



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