CIArb News

New York Arbitration Week 2021: The Biggest NYAW Yet!

20 Dec 2021

 The New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) and the New York Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArbNY) are pleased to report that the Third Annual New York Arbitration Week, November 15-19, 2021, continued the event’s trajectory of growth, boasting the highest ever attendance, the most speakers, the greatest number of panels, presentations and participating organizations, and the broadest array of financial sponsors to date. 

NYAW 2021 by the numbers:

  • 1,144 attendees from around the world
  • 91 speakers from 6 continents
  • 22 events over 5 days
  • 21 participating organizations, and
  • 38 financial and media sponsors

Chairs Matthew Draper FCIArb and Lea Haber Kuck commented, “These impressive numbers reflect the vibrancy of theNew York arbitration community and its ability to offer programs of the highest quality, and confirm that NYAW is firmly established as a must-attend event on the calendar of the international arbitration world.”

This year’s events can be found here, with links to a video recording of the presentations.  Topics included, among others, res judicata in arbitration, arbitration’s competition from international courts, tips for award writing, enforcement of awards in the Americas, arbitrator selection, the Mixed Mode Task Force, and jura novit curia

Founders NYIAC and CIArbNY presented a pair of panel discussions by leading international arbitration practitioners on improving the quality of the arbitral process and the role of the functus officio doctrine in correcting awards.  Speakers included Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Adriana Braghetta, Dyalá Jiménez Figueres, Joseph E. Neuhaus, FCIArb; Elliot E. Polebaum, Richard F. Ziegler, FCIArb, Martin F. Gusy, Eduardo Silva Romero, Professor Janet Walker, C.Arb, FCIArb, and Professor Anne Marie Whitesell.

Every program was free of charge and most events offered CLE credit.

Many thanks to the participating organizations:

  • American Arbitration Association/ International Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • American Society of International Law
  • Arbitral Women
  • David D. Caron Praelium
  • Fordham University International Arbitration and Mediation Conference
  • ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)
  • JAMS
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre
  • Young International Arbitration Practitioners of New York

Three in-person social events and six virtual social events provided dynamic and interactive networking opportunities.  The in-person events were oversubscribed and enthusiastically attended.  Viewing parties for the substantive events were held in Bogota and Mexico City.

In addition to Chairs Matthew Draper FCIArb and Lea Haber Kuck, this year’s organizing committee included Chiann Bao FCIArb, Stephanie Cohen FCIArb, Michael Fernandez, FCIArb, Katie Gonzales, Louis B. Kimmelman, FCIArb, Dana C. MacGrath, Rekha Rangachari, Jeffrey A. Rosenthal, Daniel Schimmel, FCIArb, Steven Skulnik, FCIArb, Eduardo Zuleta, assisted by secretaries Alexander Haden and Jesse Peters of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom LLP.

Thank you to everyone who organized, sponsored, presented at, and attended New York Arbitration Week. 

Mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual New York Arbitration Week: November 14-18, 2022!

17 Nov 2022

Updates on UNCITRAL WGII and WGIII

From 5-16 September 2022, UNCITRAL Working Group (WG) III and from 10-14 October 2022, UNCITRAL WG II met in Vienna to advance their work on the reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and on Dispute Settlement respectively.

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16 Nov 2022

ADR APPG session on Law Commission consultation on Arbitration Act 1996

The review of the Arbitration Act 1996 was the focus for the Alternative Dispute Resolution All-Party Parliamentary Group for (ADR APPG) at its session on Tuesday 15 November 2022.

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15 Nov 2022

Ciarb’s NAB & Brazil Branch Join Forces on CSP

Ciarb’s North America (NAB) and Brazil Branches, and the University of  Miami, School of Law, joined forces this year to offer the Capacity Sharing Program (CSP) in three Brazilian regions that are traditionally less exposed to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. 

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