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

ICDR International Commercial Arbitration 2016 Seminar

Location:Law Offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP

452 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Date: May 13,2016

Please join the ICDR, the Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel ("ACCC"), the International Arbitration Club of New York ("IACNY"), the New York International Arbitration Center ("NYIAC"), Baker & McKenzie, and the ICDR Young & International for an international arbitration seminar covering a range of topics, including controlling costs in arbitration; international mediation a same chanism of dispute resolution, procedural issues and international arbitration best practices; drafting international arbitration clauses; international financial transactions and securities arbitration overview and best practices; international employment arbitration overview and best practices; and international construction arbitration overview and best practices.

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Secretary Accreditation Program

HKIAC is offering the world's first tribunal secretary accreditation programme. This program aims to train and accredit a new generation of qualified tribunal secretaries. The programme will be composed of a two day workshop with practical training by experienced tribunal secretaries.

The programme will be conducted in English and has an early registration fee of HKD3, 500, and standard registration of HKD5, 000 (the early registration dates vary by location). Seating is limited, so please register your interest in advance by emailing

The program will be followed by a written exam 24 weeks after the completion of the program, and an oral exam for those participants which passed the written exam.

Training Sessions:

Singapore- May28-29, 2016; for more information, please visit

New York- June17-18, 2016; for more information, please visit

Hong Kong- June24-25, 2016; for more information, please visit

2016 Europe Forum

Location: Parcodei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA
Via G Frescobaldi 500198 Rome, Italy

Our Committee has sponsored "ISDS Under TTIP: What is all the Fuss About?" This program is scheduled on May30, 2016 at 11:00a.m

Calls for Submissions

Please click here to see more about projects which members can assist the committee with.

Arbitration Resources

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Dodge, Kirstin
Ridgway, Delissa


Brennan, Lorraine
Carducci, Guido
Dendorfer-Ditges, Renate
Harrison, Douglas
Herrera, Sujey
Liatowitsch, Manuel
Lowry, Houston
Mascarenhas, Viren
Meyer-Fabre, Nathalie
Montinari, Micael
Senn, Mara
Sussman, Edna

Committee Roster  

Modified by Sophie Wilmot on June 22, 2016

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