Many are the contracts contemplating cross-border purchases, but still sporting conventional forum selection clauses.  Many clients’ businesses are running ahead of their attorneys’ experience, resulting in contracts like a Florida company shipping to Bolivia, but calling for litigation in Tampa.

Ever try to translate a judgment issued a Florida state court into one of Bolivia’s 38 official languages and have it enforced against a local business by a court in Sucre?

The International Centre for Dispute Resolution has joined with New York Law School to offer a down-and-dirty, two-day “Boot Camp” to convey the fundamentals of cross-border commercial  contract enforcement.  Taking place in London on June 14-16 at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the “Boot Camp” offers 17.5 CLE credits to meet leading UK ADR figures discussing how to negotiate a cross-border dispute clause; how to identify appropriate commercial mediators outside the U.S.; the difference between arbitration pursuant to LCIA, CIETAC, ICDR, ICC and other arbitration rules; and how to enforce an arbitration award (even in Sucre).  The program even includes an hour of ethics, and costs less than $900.

 

F. Peter Phillips is an arbitrator and mediator practicing through Business Conflict Management in Montclair, New Jersey. He is also the Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program at New York Law School where, as Adjunct Professor, he teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, and International Commercial Dispute Resolution.