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New York International Arbitration Center and CIArb NY Branch Announce Launch of New York Arbitration Week

23 Jul 2019

The New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) and the New York Branch of CIArb (CIArbNY) are pleased to announce the formation of their joint New York Arbitration Week Organizing Committee established to launch the first New York Arbitration Week. The 3-day inaugural event will take place on November 20-22, 2019 and will showcase New York as a leading global center for international arbitration and as a source for thought leadership in the field. 

New York Arbitration Week programs will include: the first major program on the new ALI Restatement of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration (the Restatement) led by its Reporter, Professor George A. Bermann of Columbia Law School; a half-day program of the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR) featuring an in-house panel on arbitration in life sciences, technology and construction, followed by a panel of distinguished practitioners who will discuss recent legal developments, enforcement issues, and trends in legislation and global politics with potential impact on arbitration.

The much-awaited results of the ICCA/New York City Bar/CPR Institute Cybersecurity Working Group will be announced during the week. The capstone of New York Arbitration Week will be the Fordham Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation. The Fordham Conference will feature a keynote address by Julian D.M. Lew, QC, Head of the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University/London, and a program on amendments to the Rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) featuring Meg Kinnear, ICSID Secretary-General.  New York Arbitration Week will offer a number of social and networking opportunities including a reception following the Restatement program, a dinner celebrating the Restatement, and breakfasts and lunches hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-SICANA), CPR and NYIAC. For further information, please visit the official website.

ABOUT:   The New York Arbitration Week Organizing Committee, founded by NYIAC and CIArbNY, consists of the following members: co-chairs Frances E. Bivens and Richard L. Mattiaccio, Thomas D. Halket, Louis B. (Benno) Kimmelman, Rekha Rangachari, Steve Skulnik and Edna Sussman. 

NYIAC is a non-profit organization formed to advance, strengthen, and promote the conduct of international arbitration in New York. NYIAC operates a state-of-the-art hearing facility at 150 East 42nd Street where it also presents thought leadership programs and hosts a range of educational and networking programs and events for the international arbitration and New York ADR community. See

CIArbNY represents the CIArb in the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut; it offers Institute training in international arbitration and other ADR programs in its territory.

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