This online event is hosted by CIArb’s Cyprus Branch entitled "Resolving Art Disputes Through the New Court of Arbitration for Art". This event will be taking place on 10 February 2021 at 3.30pm GMT.
Please join the Secretary General of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and Board member of the newly formed Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), Camilla Perera-de Wit, together with CAfA co-founder and Board member Bill Charron (who is an art lawyer and partner at Pryor Cashman in New York City), as they discuss the CAfA’s purposes and operations. The CAfA is administered in The Hague, The Netherlands, through NAI.
Art disputes present a variety of unique substantive and procedural legal issues that often confound courts. The result can be very time-consuming and costly court processes, which ultimately produce decisions that the market treats with skepticism or doubt. The CAfA was formed to improve issues of decisional accuracy and market acceptance in this particular area of law. Camilla and Bill will discuss the tailoring of the CAfA’s rules and structure to promote these purposes.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Please register via this link.
Secretary-General / Director General, Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI); Board member, Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA)
In her capacity as Secretary-General / Director General of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, Camilla leads the work by setting the general direction for current and future initiatives at the NAI and she heads the staff.
The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) is the premier arbitration institute in the Netherlands, established in 1949. It has a highly experienced staff, which has administered thousands of domestic and international arbitrations and mediations. Professor Pieter Sanders, as a founding father of the NAI, as well as Professor Albert Jan van den Berg have chaired the Board of NAI. Professor Sanders was one of the principal drafters of the 1958 New York Convention. He was also recognized for his contributions to the drafting of the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Moreover, the Netherlands Arbitration Act was also drafted by Professor Sanders, Professor Albert Jan van den Berg as well as current President of the NAI, Prof. dr. Gerard Meijer.
Prior to joining the NAI, Camilla was Head of Secretariat at P.R.I.M.E. Finance, as well as Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Before joining these institutions, Camilla practiced international corporate and commercial law in the Netherlands as well as New York, in private practice.
Camilla studied Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and International Law at the University of Toronto (Canada). During her time at UofT, she also took on a management business course at the Rotman School of Management. In addition, she completed several post graduate courses, including The Hague Academy of International Law, International Private Law.
Camilla has written and lectured on the topic of arbitration.
Bill Charron is a litigator in New York with over 15 years of experience representing institutional and individual clients in a wide range of art authenticity, title, and related matters. He co-chairs Pryor Cashman’s Art Law practice, and frequently lectures and writes on issues impacting the art world, including World War II restitution cases, art authenticity, copyright, and procedural law issues. Bill is recognized by Chambers USA as a “Band I” attorney in Art and Cultural Property Law, and the firm’s Art Law practice is recognized as a “Band I” group. Bill has also been recognized as a “New York Trailblazer” by the New York Law Journal for his groundbreaking work conceiving and co-founding the Court of Arbitration for Art. In addition to his legal practice, Bill teaches Art Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.