Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, reserved a spot in their NPR show “Car Talk” for what they called the Shameless Commerce Division. I’m taking a page from their book by bringing your attention to a CLE event that is quite special — five mornings in London during the week of June 13, in which some of the most accomplished figures in cross-border dispute resolution will share perspectives with American practitioners. And it includes a session on the Woolf Reforms, with former Lord Chief Justice Harry Woolf — conducted in the Houses of Parliament!
New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program has designed a CLE program on International Arbitration and Mediation that will be of particular interest to practitioners of dispute resolution, cross-border commercial transactions, and international law. The program features presentations by the leading UK-based practitioners, including former Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf, who has invited us to the House of Lords. Other speakers include former Northrop Grumman European Legal Director Wolf von Kumberg, CEDR CEO Karl Mackie, former CIArb European President Andrew Burr, mediator Tony Willis, Helen Ashenden of Lloyd’s, and Global Pound Conference sponsor Alex Oddy.
Those registering before April 15 enjoy $150 off the fee. Members of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section and NYLS alumni enjoy a further $200 discount. The event is scheduled for mornings-only, to accommodate those who would like to combine CLE with a family trip. A detailed agenda is provided below and the registration form is here.
Monday 13 June Brick Court Chambers
0900 F. Peter Phillips, NYLS: Overview of Course, Challenges of Jurisdiction, Introduction to New York Convention and Cross-Border Mediation
1000 Tony Willis, Brick Court Chambers: Mediation Techniques for Cross-Cultural Disputes; Building an ADR Practice
1110 TBA: CEDR Commission on Settlement in International Arbitration; Issues in Cross-Cultural Mediation
1200 Sir Richard Aikens, Brick Court Chambers: Arbitration Practice
Tuesday 14 House of Lords
0900 Karl Mackie, CEDR: Overview of Commercial Mediation in the U.K.
1000 Lord Harry Woolf: The Woolf Reforms and their Impact on English Litigation
1110 Pierre Raoul-Duval, Gide Loyrette Nouel: Challenges in Representing Clients in ICC Arbitration
1200 Joe Tirado: International Arbitration using SIAC Rules
Wednesday 15 June Baker & McKenzie
0900 Ed Poulton, Baker & McKenzie: Investor/State Arbitration & Mediation
1000 Wolf von Kumberg, Former European Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corporation: Cross-Border Commercial Dispute Resolution from the Client’s View
1110 Andy Moody, Baker & McKenzie: International Arbitration using LCIA Rules
1200 F. Peter Phillips: Ethics for Arbitrators
Thursday 16 June International Dispute Resolution Centre
0900 Damian Hickman, IDRC: Welcome to IDRC
0910 Helen Ashenden, Lloyd’s: Introduction to Lloyd’s; a Global Perspective on Insurance ADR; ARIAS UK fast track arbitration protocol
1010 Paul Moss, Inrem: International (Re)Insurance Dispute Resolution
1120 Dominic Spenser Underhill: ICC Task Force on Reducing Time and Cost in International Arbitration
1210 Alexander Oddy, Herbert Smith: Global Pound Conference
Friday 17 June Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
0900 Andrew Burr, Elina Zlatanska, Nabeel Khokhar, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: Introduction to the CIArb; CIArb’s Revised Arbitration and Dispute Board Rules and Adjudication Guidelines; ICC’s Revised Dispute Board Rules; CIArb Guidelines for Interviewing Arbitrators
1110 Burr, Zlatanska and Khokhar: CIArb Issues Cont’d
1200 F. Peter Phillips: Ethics for Negotiators and Mediators