Conferences and Speeches

The Golden Age of International Arbitration

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Over the last several decades, international arbitration has become for many a preferred method for dispute resolution in the global economy. Witness the growth in the number of arbitral institutions throughout the world and the marked increase in the diversity of its parties and practitioners.

Corporate counsel can gain an edge taking full advantage of the opportunities - and avoiding the pitfalls - of this dynamic dispute resolution process.

Professor William W. Park, the prolific author of authoritative treatises, books and articles on international arbitration and a prominent international arbitrator himself, will be among a distinguished group of panelists whwill present timely and critical information.

The topics will include among others:

  • The opportunities and challenges presented by the expansion of international arbitration
  • Soft laws and guidelines for harmonizing different traditions regarding conflicts of interest and discovery
  • Tradeoffs between ad hoc arbitrations and those administered by arbitral institutions
  • The recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards under the New York Convention
  • The proposed Bilateral Arbitration Treaty as a future direction of international arbitration
  • New Rules adopted by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the ICC and other institutions creating efficiencies in procedure, providing for emergency relief and appellate review
  • Negotiation points and strategies for drafting dispute resolution clauses in cross-border commercial agreements
  • When parties may prefer the jurisdiction of a court over an arbitral tribunal
  • The advantages and challenges of different international arbitration centers, including Boston

CLE credit: This program is eligible for 2 hours of credit. The BBA is an accredited provider in Rhode Island. Credit is also available in New York, through the NY Approved Jurisdiction Policy; and through reciprocity agreements in Maine, Vermontand California. Please refer to the rules in each jurisdiction for further instructions on submitting programs for CLE credit. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the program.