This post is prompted by mixed motives of alerting practitioners to a great CLE opportunity, and what NPR’s Car Talk used to call its “Shameless Commerce Dept.”

A few slots remain in a two-day International ADR “Boot Camp” being offered by the AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution and New York Law School June 14-16.  It’s a unique opportunity to meet global leadership, brush up on cross-border contract enforcement, earn 17.5 CLE credits, and enjoy a dinner cruise on the Thames.  I hope you will take advantage of it and/or encourage others.



ICDR and New York Law School Present…

A Two-Day Course in London:

International Dispute Resolution:

The London Boot Camp

How to Stay Ahead of Your Clients’ Globalized Business


Participants will learn:

  • How to draft enforceable cross-border contracts;
  • The fundamentals of international commercial mediation and arbitration;
  • How to enforce international arbitral awards in other jurisdictions

…while earning 17.5 CLE credits (including 1.0 Ethics credits).

DATES:          Wednesday June 14 – Friday June 16, 2017

LOCATION:  Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Russell Square, London, England

TIME:             5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, welcoming cocktail reception to follow

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday, Gala Dinner Cruise to follow

CLE:                17.5 credits (16.5 credits in Professional Practice; 1 credit in Ethics)

COST:             $950.00


  • Kenneth D. Beale, Boies Schiller Flexner
  • John Maurice Bishop, Pinset Masons LLP
  • Andrew Burr, Past President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – European Branch
  • Ekaterina Finkel, Baker & McKenzie
  • Philip Howell-Richardson, Independent Mediators (UK)
  • John Lowe, Past President, Association of Corporate Counsel – Europe
  • Paul Moss, Past Head of Claims, QBE European Operations
  • Christopher Newmark, Spenser Underhill Newmark
  • Peter Phillips, Director, ADR Skills Program, New York Law School
  • Edward Poulton, Baker & McKenzie
  • Andy Rogers, CEDR

PREMIER GALA DINNER CRUISE (included at no additional cost):

7:45 pm Friday 16 June.  Luxurious Four-Course Dining on the Harmony – Departing from Embankment Pier for a 2-3/4 hour Cruise — See London from the Thames!


  • Law and Practice of International Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation Practices and Regulations in the UK, Europe and Asia
  • International Arbitration Practice Under ICDR, LCIA, ICC and CIETAC Rules
  • Cross-Border Dispute Management from the Corporate Client’s Perspective
  • Ethics for Negotiators
  • Enforcing Arbitration Awards Under the New York Convention
  • Insurance ADR: A Global Perspective
  • Introduction to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Highlights from the Global Pound Conference


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.