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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 ad hoc 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.

Regards, Committee co-chairs

Jose Astigarraga

Steven L. Smith

Committee Events and Other Related Events

Committee Events

September 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.

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Co-Chairs:  Alex B Blumrosen, Steven Lee Smith

Vice-Chairs:  Maria-Vittoria Galli Carminati, Michelangelo Cicogna, Matthew Kalinowski, Lea Haber Kuck, Houston Putnam Lowry, Mark S McNeill, Edward M Mullins, Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Joseph R Profaizer, Mara Senn

Advisors:  Ethan A Berghoff, Laurie E Foster, Mark W Friedman, Marc J Goldstein, Manuel Liatowitsch, Kevin O'Gorman

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