The International Arbitration Committee focuses on all aspects of administered and non-administered international arbitration, ranging from the agreement to arbitrate, constitution of the arbitral tribunal, arbitrator disclosures and other duties, preliminary measures, arbitration procedure, submission of evidence, merits hearings, final award, and post award matters including judicial enforcement of awards. The Committee's recent initiatives include:
- Preparation of a report and recommendation on arbitration-related legislation pending before the United States Congress;
- Review of proposed changes to ABA Model Rules of Professional Ethics 8.5 with respect to counsel obligations in international arbitration outside the U.S.;
- Comment on proposed ethical guidelines for experts; and
- Review of issues relating to implementation of the Hague Convention on Choice of Courts Agreements.
The committee sponsors many excellent programs at the Section's meetings and hosts an educational and participatory monthly conference call. Publication and speaking opportunities are also offered through the committee. We invite your suggestions for committee projects and your involvement in our activities. Regards, Committee co-chairsJose Astigarraga firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven L. Smith email@example.com
Committee EventsSeptember 6, 2013 -- Current Trends in International Arbitration -- San Francisco
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Earn up to 6 Hours MCLE Credit. To register and for more information, please click here:
2013 ABA Moscow Dispute Resolution Conference -- September 27, 2013 -- Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow
-- Promoting Russia as a Seat of Arbitration: What are the Best Ways Forward?
-- Criminal Aspects of Cross-Border Litigation
-- Hot Topics in Investor-State Arbitration: Investor-State Arbitration at a Crossroads
-- Getting Paid: A Practical Session for Creditors and their Counsel
-- Antitrust Law Chart for Private Claims
-- Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes
-- Moot Court: Seeking Interim Relief in a (CIS) Multi-Jurisdictional Shareholders Dispute
Section of International Law 2013 Fall Meeting -- October 15 - 19, 2013 -- London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel
ABA International’s Fall Meeting is one of the world’s most important gatherings of international lawyers. Last year’s Fall Meeting in Miami, Florida welcomed over 950 attendees from 52 countries.
Fall Meeting attendees will include high-level practitioners with the largest and most respected global law firms; lawyers with the most prominent regional and national firms inside and outside the U.S.; small-firm and solo practitioners with significant international practices; corporate and in-house counsel; lawyers serving in government or with non-governmental organizations and inter-governmental organizations; and academics. ABA International is the home within the ABA for the world’s leading international practitioners, and the 2013 Fall Meeting is a “Must-Attend” meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues.
Other Noteworthy Events
33rd Annual meeting of the ICC Institute of World Business Law on International Arbitration and Substantive Applicable Law -- 5 December 2013 -- Paris
This conference deals with a number of issues which arise in the context of the application of the substantive law by arbitrators. How should the contents of the applicable law be proved by the parties? Are the arbitrators free to ascertain the applicable rules of law independently from the parties? Are arbitrators bound by judicial precedents established by the courts of the country the law of which applies?
And, more generally, how should arbitrators deal with possible contradictions between the applicable law and the clauses agreed by the parties in their contract as well as in cases where the applicable rules of law are in conflict with the reasonable expectations of parties engaged in international business?
The purpose of the conference is to analyse and discuss these critical issues which are frequently faced by arbitrators and counsel in international disputes.
More info at http://www.iccwbo.org/Training-and-Events/All-events/Events/2013/International-Arbitration-and-Substantive-Applicable-Law/
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Alex B Blumrosen,
Steven Lee Smith
Maria-Vittoria Galli Carminati,
Lea Haber Kuck,
Houston Putnam Lowry,
Mark S McNeill,
Edward M Mullins,
Joseph R Profaizer,
Ethan A Berghoff,
Laurie E Foster,
Mark W Friedman,
Marc J Goldstein,
Committee Roster (773 total members)