Multi-party Arbitration: From Paris to New York

This is to announce the February 2012 session of the Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law, entitled “Multi-party Arbitration:  From Paris to New York,” which will take place on Monday, February 27th, 2012, from 6.15 p.m. to 8.00 p.m., in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012).

It is a great pleasure to be able to announce that on the occasion of this session, which is co-hosted by the New York/Washington D.C. Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club, Professor Bernardo M. Cremades will give a talk on “Multi-party Arbitration under the New ICC Rules” and Mr. Joseph E. Neuhaus will speak about “Class Arbitration in the U.S. in the wake of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int’l Corp. and AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.” Professors George A. Bermann and Loukas Mistelis will act as commentators for both presentations.

Professor Bernardo M. Cremades is the founding and managing partner of the law firm B. Cremades & Associates. Mr. Cremades acts as a highly respected arbitrator in both domestic and international disputes, including commercial and investment protection arbitration. He is also a lauded Professor at Madrid University and is devoted to training the next generation of lawyers in the field of arbitration. Mr. Cremades has served as Co-Chair of the International Financial and Secured Transactions Committee of the American Bar Association and as Co-Chair of the Arbitration and ADR Committee of the International Bar Association, as well as President of the Global Center for Dispute Resolution and as Vice President of the London Court of Arbitration. He is author of a number of books and publications related to international arbitration.

Mr. Joseph E. Neuhaus has been a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP since 1992. His practice is focused on international commercial litigation in both arbitral and court settings, with particular emphasis on Latin American matters. Mr. Neuhaus, who is coordinator of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s arbitration practice, has served as counsel and arbitrator in many arbitral proceedings, including ad hoc proceedings and arbitrations administered by the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association. He is also the author of numerous publications in the field of international arbitration and he is currently serving as one of the two private-sector advisers to the United States’ delegation to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration.

Professor George A. Bermann is the Walter Gelhorn Professor of Law, the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, and the Director of the European Legal Studies Center at Columbia Law School, as well as a Visiting Professor of the Institut des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, France. He is also the Chief Reporter of American Legal Institute’s Restatement of the Law of International Commercial Arbitration, the former President of the American Society of Comparative Law, the past editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law and the current President of the International Academy of Comparative Law.

Professor Loukas Mistelis, LLB, MLE, Dr Iuris, MCIArb, Advocate, is the Clive Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration, as well as the Director of the School of International Arbitration, at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary University of London. Professor Mistelis, who acts regularly as arbitrator or expert in international commercial and investment disputes, is the author of twelve books and more than 55 articles. He is also a member of the editorial boards of Arbitration International, Journal of International Dispute Settlement and Global Arbitration Review. In addition, he serves as general editor of the World Arbitration Reporter.

Please note that all discussions taking place during the Forum are subject to the Chatham House Rule.

Space is limited and thus those interested are kindly asked to R.S.V.P. by February 20th, 2012. On-site registration will not be available.

The Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law aims at the advancement of the study and practice of international business transactions and the way to solve related disputes either through litigation or arbitration. As commercial transactions become increasingly international, it is vital to the legal and business communities to understand and analyze the practices and legal principles that govern relationships between firms and between firms and consumers in the international arena