Events

Upcoming Events
 

2021: Proskauer Lecture on International Arbitration by Chiann Bao

"Iura Novit Arbiter: Truth or Fiction?"

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET, Lecture
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. ET, Networking Breakout Sessions
Location/Registration: Register Here

Chiann Bao is an internationally recognized arbitrator with almost 20 years of experience working in Hong Kong, New York and London and is a member of Arbitration Chambers. Chiann was previously in private practice with a global firm and, before that, served as the secretary general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre where she managed hundreds of arbitrations seated in Asia and brought the institution to heightened prominence. Among other things, Chiann currently serves as a vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration® and is the chair of the ICC Commission Task Force on Arbitration and ADR.

This annual program is organized by Proskauer, Columbia University School of Law's Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Law, the ICC International Court of Arbitration®, and the United States Council for International Business.

CLE Credits available via Proskauer

 

Columbia Arbitration Day - "Arbitration in a Changing World"

Date/Time: Friday, March 12, 2021, from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., EST.
Location via Zoom: Columbia Law School
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/ColumbiaArbDay2021
Information: https://arbitration-day.law.columbia.edu/content/columbia-arbitration-day-2021-program

 

2020: Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference

Date/Time: Friday, November 20, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: via Zoom: Fordham University School of Law
Registration/Information: https://www.fordham.edu/info/25756/conference_on_international_arbitration_and_mediation

Please join us for Fordham Law School’s International Arbitration and Mediation Conference to be held virtually on November 20, 2020.  This year’s conference will feature a keynote by Professor George A. Bermann, Gelhorn Professor of Law and Monnet Professor in European Union Law, Columbia Law School, and panels on creating solution-driven dispute resolution processes and the applicability of 28 U.S.C. § 1782 to international commercial arbitration. 

Information and registration are available at https://www.fordham.edu/info/25756/conference_on_international_arbitration_and_mediation

Other events are scheduled for that week as part of New York International Arbitration Week, which is being held from November 16-20, 2020.
 

The David D. Caron Praelium

Date/Time: Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 6:00pm
Location:  Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th St, New York, New York 10022
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-david-d-caron-praelium-tickets-78189209029
Information contact: Please direct any questions or concerns to Tim Wigder at Timothy.Wigder@threecrownsllp.com 

The Center for International Commercial & Investment Arbitration at Columbia Law School, The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London, and Three Crowns are pleased to present:

The David D. Caron Praelium

The Praelium, first introduced in 2015, is an annual celebration of advocacy, with two leading international advocates deploying their oratorical and advocacy skills in the service of important current legal issues before a distinguished three-member tribunal.  The event has been renamed to honour the life and legacy of Praelium co-founder Professor David D. Caron, an individual of great humility and kindness whose distinguished career in international law will long serve as a source of guidance and inspiration.

This year, in commemoration of its inaugural session in the U.S., the Praelium will take place on the evening before the annual Columbia Arbitration Day. The Praelium will take place on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 6:00pm at the Metropolitan Club (1 East 60th St) in New York City.

The two leading advocates are Christopher Harris QC (3 Verulam Buildings) and Kate Brown de Vejar (DLA Piper).

The distinguished tribunal will comprise Jean Kalicki (Kalicki Arbitration), Professor George A. Bermann (Columbia Law School), and The Honorable Charles N. Brower (20 Essex Street).

Registration will take place from 5:30pm in the James Room. The event itself will begin at 6pm and will be followed by a drinks reception from 7:30pm.

Guests are kindly encouraged to RSVP in advance, as space is highly limited.

Columbia Arbitration Day will take place on Friday, 6 March 2020, at Columbia Law School (see below). Columbia Arbitration Day brings together scholars, practitioners, arbitrators, judges, and students for an annual discussion about the challenges that drive the international arbitration community. The theme for this year's conference is "Breaking New Ground in International Arbitration", and prominent speakers from all over the world will come together to discuss cutting-edge topics in the field.

We hope you can make it.

Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD) 2020

Date/Time: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:30AM
Location: 435 West 116th St., Jerome Green Hall, Columbia Law School, New York, NY 10027
Registration/Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10509829
Website/Information: https://arbitration-day.law.columbia.edu/

The eleventh edition of Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD) will take place on March 6, 2020 at Columbia Law School. CAD brings together scholars, practitioners, arbitrators, judges, and students for an annual discussion about the challenges that drive the international arbitration community.

Focusing on what makes international arbitration a unique field for legal innovation, this year's conference theme is "Breaking New Ground in International Arbitration". Prominent speakers from all over the world will come together to discuss cutting-edge topics in the field (including arbitration under “One Belt One Road”, technology in arbitration, ethical issues faced by counsel in proceedings, arbitration as a forum for human rights & environmental disputes and arbitrator diversity).

You can follow the event’s updates on the LinkedIn Page

Dr. Federico Ortino Lunchtime Talk: The Origin and Evolution of Investment Treaty Standards

Date/Time: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107
For more information: https://www.law.columbia.edu/events/dr-federico-ortino-origin-and-evolution-investment-treaty-standards

Dr Federico Ortino, Reader of International Economic Law, King's College London, will give a lunchtime talk on International Arbitration on  "The Origin and Evolution of Investment Treaty Standards."

Isabel Yishu Yang Lunchtime Talk: ArbiLex: AI and Predictive Analytics in International Arbitration

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107
For more information: https://www.law.columbia.edu/events/isabel-yishu-yang-lunchtime-talk-arbilex-ai-and-predictive-analytics-international-arbitration

Isabel Yishu Yang is Founder & CEO at Arbilex, a project incubated at the Harvard Innovation Labs that leverages predictive analytics to empower international lawyers and litigation financiers to make data-driven decisions efficiently. She holds a BSc from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,  a MSc. from the University of Oxford, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

NYIAC Talks: International Voices on Careers in Arbitration

Date/Time: Monday, January 27, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: NYIAC, 150 East 42nd Street, 17th Fl., New York, NY 10017
Information/Registration: https://nyiac.org/events/nyiac-talks-international-voices-on-careers-in-arbitration-2/?mc_cid=113c271a59&mc_eid=[UNIQID]

In Conversation with:
Eva Y. Chan | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Kabir Duggal | Arnold & Porter LLP
Michael A. Fernández | Winston & Strawn LLP
Simon Navarro Gonzalez | Sidley Austin LLP
Hinda Rabkin | Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Moderated by: Rekha Rangachari | NYIAC

Agenda:
6:00 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m. Introductory Remarks
6:35 p.m. Program
7:45 p.m. Q&A
8:00 p.m. Networking Reception

 

2019 Events: CIArb NY Branch -- New York Arbitration Week

Date/Time:Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 - Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Location: Multiple, NYC
Registration Info.:  https://nyarbitrationweek.com/

New York is the leading center for international arbitration in the United States and one of the leading arbitral centers in the world. New York’s diverse and welcoming business and cultural environment supports a sophisticated arbitration community that also benefits from a court system that prides itself on its long tradition of sustaining party autonomy in contractual relations.

New York’s inaugural Arbitration Week will bring together arbitration advocates, neutrals and academics from New York, the Americas and the broader international community, to share information and insights on the latest developments, to promote professional development, and to provide an opportunity for networking at the start of New York’s most festive season.

Highlights of New York Arbitration Week will include:

  • An in-depth program on the newly-released Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration led by the Reporter, Professor George A. Bermann, Columbia Law School, and including the Associate Reporters and leading Advisers to the decade-long project.
  • NY Arbitration Week Dinner, The Yale Club of New York City, November 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm EST.
  • The Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation featuring such speakers as Meg Kinnear, ICSID Secretary General, and keynote speaker Julian D M Lew QC, Head of the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University.
  • Social and networking events in a variety of New York venues.

The New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) and the New York Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb NY Branch) have come together to form a New York Arbitration Week Organizing Committee. The Week’s events will be posted on the Calendar available on this website and on the NYIAC and CIArb NY Branch websites.

*Related Event:
Restatement of the Law: The U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration

Date/Time:Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:30PM - 6:30PM
Location: Sidley, 787 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Registration: https://sites-sidley.vuturevx.com/74/8541/landing-pages/blank-ciarb-rsvp.asp
Contact Info.: nyevents@sidley.com

The Reporters of the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration will lead panel discussions on key issues that were the focus of debate or controversy during its decade-long development.  The speakers will address matters of practical concern to arbitration practitioners and will explain how certain issues were resolved to serve the interests of clarity, predictability and, in some instances, the promotion of best practices in international arbitration in the United States, including:

  • “Delegation” of gateway issues
  • Forum non conveniens
  • Interim measures as arbitral awards
  • Grounds for vacatur of awards made in the U.S.
  • Arbitration on a class basis
  • Manifest disregard of law
  • Discovery under 28 U.S.C. § 1782
  • Arbitral immunity

The Reporters will be joined by Advisers who made significant contributions to the work of the Restatement.  The speakers will include:

  • George A. Bermann, FCIArb; Professor, Columbia University School of Law; Reporter
  • Jack J. Coe, Jr., Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law; Associate Reporter
  • Christopher R. Drahozal, Professor, University of Kansas School of Law; Associate Reporter
  • Catherine A. Rogers, Professor, Penn State Law; Associate Reporter
  • Andrea K. Bjorklund, Professor, McGill University Faculty of Law; Adviser
  • Donald F. Donovan, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Adviser
  • Louis B. Kimmelman,  FCIArb; Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Adviser
  • Jennifer Kirby, Principal, Kirby; Adviser
  • Carolyn B. Lamm, Partner, White & Case LLP; Adviser
  • Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Adviser
  • Linda J. Silberman, Professor, New York University School of Law; Adviser
     

Arbitration in the Age of Blockchain and Augmented Reality - a lunch session with Sophie Nappert

Date/Time:Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019, 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Location:Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 102A, Columbia University Law School
Calendar Listing: https://www.law.columbia.edu/events/arbitration-age-blockchain-and-augmented-reality-sophie-nappert
Contact Info.: law-ciaa@columbia.edu 

Sooner rather than later, international arbitration will be transformed by disruptive technology. To prepare for this imminent future, CIAA is very honored to host a lunch session with world renowned international arbitrator Sophie Nappert. Prof. Nappert  is a full time arbitrator, listed in Global Arbitration Review's Top 30 List of Female Arbitrators Worldwide and commended as a "leading light" in the field by Who's Who Legal.

Boxed lunches will be served.
 

2019: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration

Date/Time: multiple, please see information at link below
Location: multiple, please see information at link below

A week-long systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration. The course features both lecture and interactive segments and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration. Upon completion, all attendees will receive a certificate of completion from Columbia Law School and the Chartered Institute. Learn more about the CIArb Course
 

2019 Proskauer Lecture on International Arbitration by Mark Kantor

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Registration and Networking
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Lecture
(Cocktail reception immediately following)
Location: Proskauer, Eleven Times Square (41st St. & 8th Ave.), 27th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Registration/Information: https://www.proskauerlive.com/109/4010/landing-pages/registration-form-(blank).asp?sid=21f87e4c-49da-43cd-b5fc-5be7d2cbb88e 

Proskauer, Columbia University School of Law's Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Law, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and the United States Council for International Business invite you to the 2019 Proskauer Lecture on International Arbitration. 

This year's topic is: "Legitimacy Challenges to International Commercial Arbitration on the Horizon?"

Mark Kantor is a widely respected commercial and investment arbitrator based in Washington, D.C. He also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and is a Member of the World Bank Group Sanctions Board and the Editor-in-Chief of the on-line journal Transnational Dispute Management. Until he retired at the end of 1999, he was a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in the Corporate and Project Finance Groups.

Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD) 2019

Date/Time: Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 8:30am - 7pm
Location: Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116th St., NY, NY 10027
Calendar Listing: https://www.law.columbia.edu/events/columbia-arbitration-day-2019
Tickets/Registration/Information: https://arbitration-day.law.columbia.edu/

Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD), the Columbia International Arbitration Association's (CIAA) largest annual event, is one of the premier international arbitration and CLE-accredited conferences in the country, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community. CAD 2019 will be an all-day conference focusing on cutting-edge issues in both commercial and investment arbitration. Marking the 10th anniversary of CAD, this year’s conference theme is "10 Years of CAD: New Ideas, New Concerns." All information about the conference, including speaker biographies and schedule will be up on the website soon.

Please direct any questions or requests for information to: ciaa@law.columbia.edu.

*Related Event: Meet & Mingle with CLS Alumni working in Int'l Arb. - March 7, 2019

Date/Time: Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Location: offices of Winston & Strawn LLP, located on 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166-4193
Tickets/Registration/Information: Registration Form

To kickstart Columbia Arbitration Day 2019 and CIAA's Mentorship Program, CIAA will be co-hosting an event with Winston & Strawn LLP to bring together CLS alumni in arbitration and current students interested in this field.

The event will start at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the offices of Winston & Strawn LLP, located on 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166-4193.  There will be a discussion panel of CLS alumni, which will then be followed by the launching of the CIAA Mentorship Program and a cocktail reception.

The theme of the panel will be "Arbitrating from Different Perspectives" with the following CLS alumni speakers:

Julissa Reynoso (moderator), Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Simón Navarro, Counsel at Quinn Emanuel LLP

Karima Sauma, Executive Director at International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration - AmCham Costa Rica

Claudia Linares Arciniegas, Investment Officer at Tenor Capital

Ricardo Ampuero Llerena, President at the Special Commission representing the Republic of Peru in International Investment Disputes

Please confirm your availability and attendance to this event by signing up using this form by Tuesday, March 5th, at 11:59pm.

 

Beyond Arbitration: International Commercial Courts and Mediation

Date/Time: Thursday, February 7th @6pm
Location: Jerome Greene Hall Room 102B
Calendar Listing: https://www.law.columbia.edu/events/beyond-arbitration-international-commercial-courts-and-mediation

Arbitration is the preferred but not the only means of transnational disputes settlement. In recent times, international commercial courts have borrowed ideas from arbitration to enhance their processes for international disputes. As a member of the Committee that proposed the Singapore International Commercial Court, Mr. Chan Leng Sun, SC will share insights on the rationale for this court and the features that make it special. References will also be made to the Dubai International Financial Centre Court and the China International Commercial Courts in Shenzhen and Xi’an. In addition, he will speak about The Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention which aims to do for court judgments what the New York Convention has done for arbitral award. Note must also be made of the upcoming Singapore Mediation Convention and a number of initiatives that have given mediation a shot in the arm.

Hosted by The Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA), co-sponsored by The Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA).

 

The Great Debate--Ad Hoc v. Institutional Arbitration, October 29 at Sidley's New York office

Date/Time: Monday, October 29th, 2018 @ 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Sidley Austin LLP, 787 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
More Information: https://ciarbny.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Great-Debate-Ad-Hoc-vs-Administered-Arbitration-CIARB-v4.pdf

On Monday, October 29, please join us for “The Great Debate.” This joint program with the CIArb New York Branch and CIArb Canada Branch will debate the pros and cons of ad hoc vs. institutional arbitration.

 

13th Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation at Fordham Law School

This year’s Fordham Law School’s International Arbitration and Mediation Conference is scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018, at Fordham University School of Law in New York City. 

The program promises to be of great interest with a key note by Hilary Heilbron QC  on The Impact of Cultural and National Differences on Recognised Norms in International Arbitration and a discussion of several new developments including the impact on international arbitration of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation  (GDPR), the ICCA-ASIL web based damages analysis tool, the recently approved Convention on the Enforcement of Mediated Settlement Agreements and the enforceability of consent awards as well as a discussion of  the latest in the public policy exception and the New York Convention on its 60th anniversary and corruption and illegality in international arbitration.

The program is on line at Law.fordham.edu/ciam2018 and registration is open.

 

The Challenge of Achieving Diversity in International Arbitration at NYIAC with a reception

Date/Time: Monday, November 12th, 2018 @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: NYIAC 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
More Information: https://nyiac.org/events/isds-and-the-challenge-of-achieving-diversity-in-arbitrator-appointments/

Join the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Young Members Group and NYIAC for a panel event exploring international commercial arbitration and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), the benefits of diversity in arbitrator appointments in respect of each, and the extent to which it can be achieved in practice.

 

Featured Past Events

2018:  Join NYIAC for a Book Launch: General Principles of Law and International Due Process

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
More Information: New York International Arbitration Center

Please join Professor George Bermann, E Jin Lee, Natalie Reid, and Luke Sobota at NYIAC on Tuesday, October 16, for a lively yet practical discussion of general principles of law and international due process. Informing the discussion will be Charles Kotuby and Luke Sobota’s recently-published book General Principles of Law and International Due Process (OUP), which updates Professor Bin Cheng’s 1953 seminal book on “General Principles of Law as Applied by International Courts and Tribunals.” The event will conclude with a reception.

 

2018 Catherine Amirfar Lunchtime Talk on Arbitration

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 @ 12:00pm to 1:10pm
Location:    Jerome Greene Annex
Calendar Listing: https://www.law.columbia.edu/events/catherine-amirfar-talk-arbitration

Ms. Amirfar is International Arbitration and Litigation Partner at  Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and she will be giving an informal talk titled, "Investor-State Arbitration: Crisis Confirmed."

Pizza and beverages will be provided. Hosted by the Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration.

 

2017: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration

A week-long systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration. The course features lecture and interactive segments and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration. Learn more about the CIArb Course

 

2017 The King's-Columbia Praelium, An Annual Celebration of Advocacy

Location: Middle Temple Hall

When: 15/05/2017 (17:00-20:00)

Read more about The King's-Columbia Praelium