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.