American Bar Association
International Arbitration Committee

International Arbitration Committee

About the Committee

This committee's activities aim to promote and improve international arbitration as a method of resolving cross-border disputes. The committee emphasizes the development and dissemination of best practices in this field through educational and training programs on procedural and substantive aspects of international arbitration under both institutional and adhoc rules. The committee is also a platform for publications on international arbitration, and monitors current legislation and case law in order to take, where appropriate, legal and policy positions that are consistent with enhancing the effectiveness of this method of dispute resolution.

Committee Events and Other Related Events

Global Pound Conference Series

Location: Toronto

Date: October 15. 2016

Location: Madrid

Date: October 20, 2016

Location: Karachi

Date: October 29, 2016

For more information, please see:

7th ICC Mediation Conference: "Dispute Resolution Processes: Mix and Match for the Best Results"

Location: Paris

Date: October 19, 2016

For more information, please see:

Section members are entitled to a discounted special partnership fee using the code ICC-ABASIL-Med2016 when registering online. This discount is applicable to the early bird fee (September 12, 2016) and the final fee.

Section of International Law - Fall 2016 Meeting

Location: Hilton Tokyo

6-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023 Japan

Date: October 18-22, 2016

The theme of the Tokyo Fall Meeting is “The Pacific Century: Progress and Predictions.”

Three of our committees have been accepted for presentation:

(1) "Fix or Throw Out? Is It Time to Get Rid of Investor-State Arbitration in the TPP?"

Date: October 20, 2016

Time: 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Panel Chair & Moderator: Barry Appleton (Appleton Law)

Speakers: Cristina Cardenas (Astigarraga Davis), Tai-Heng Cheng (Quinn Emanuel), Robert Howse (NYU School of Law), and Tania Voon (Melbourne Law School).

(2) "Third-Party Funding in Arbitration: The New Counsel Guideposts by the ABA SIL International Arbitration Committee"

Date: October 20, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Panel Chairs: Kirstin Dodge (Homburger) and Nikolaus Pitkowitz (Graf & Pitkowitz)

Moderators: Glenn Hendrix (Arnall Golden Gregory) & Nikolaus Pitkowitz (Graf & Pitkowitz)

Speakers: Brenda Horrigan (Herbert Smith); Aoi Inoue (Anderson Mori & Tomotsune); Kenneth B. Reisenfeld (BakerHostetler), Lawrence S. Schaner (Jenner & Block), Ruth Stackpool-Moore (Harbour Litigation Funding), Robert W. Wachter (Lee & Ko).

(3) "You Have Won Your Arbitration: Now What? Enforcing International Arbitration Awards in Foreign Jurisdictions"

Date: October 19, 2016

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Panel Chair & Moderator: John Devlin (Lane Powell)

Speakers: Marielle Koppenol-Laforce (Houthoff Buruma), Chie Nakahara (Nishimura & Asahi), JianJian Wang (King & Wood Mallesons)

Arbitration Resources

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Dodge, Kirstin
Ridgway, Delissa


Adonis, Maritza
Appleton, Barry
Carducci, Guido
Cicogna, Michelangelo
Dendorfer-Ditges, Renate
Doll, Catherine
Duggal, Kabir
Galvez, Cynthia
Harrison, Douglas
Henin, Paula
Herrera, Sujey
Jacobs, Roger
Lahlou, Yasmine
Liatowitsch, Manuel
Lowry, Houston
Marquardt, Alexander
Mascarenhas, Viren
Meyer-Fabre, Nathalie
Montinari, Micael
Murthy, Jln
Pitkowitz, Nikolaus
Pourrain, Fabian
Roesser, John
Samuel, Richard
Stephenson, Sean
Varon Levy, Eddie
Wang, Chang
Weinstein, Harris
Zuberbuhler, Tobias


Sussman, Edna

Committee Roster  


Calls for Submissions

International Law News Call for articles for the fall issue of ILN, which will be focused on "Trade Partnerships (including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)." The winter 2017 issue deadline is November 1, 2016. Please contact the Vice Chairs of Publications, Nathalie Meyer-Fabre, John D. Roesser, and Sean Stephenson by September 30, 2016 if you are interested in publishing an article. Please see additional committee calls for articles and/or submissions at the following link:

Modified by Sujey Herrera on October 15, 2016

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