“Prayers for Relief in International Arbitration, Plead in Haste, Repent at Leisure” at NYU on 11/10

This is to announce the November 2017 session of the Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, entitled “Prayers for Relief in International Arbitration, Plead in Haste, Repent at Leisure”. The event will take place on Friday, November 10th, 2017, from 12.45-2.00, in Vanderbilt Hall 218.

It is a great pleasure to be able to announce that on the occasion of that session, Mr. Klaus Reichert will give a talk on the aforementioned topic and that Mr. Grant Hanessian agreed to act as commentator.


Klaus Reichert SC specializes in international arbitration and has worked on, both as lead counsel and as arbitrator (frequently as chair), in excess of 250 international disputes right across a broad spectrum of complex subject matters, industries and governing laws involving parties (often sovereigns, or state commercial entities) from all over the World. These cases involved Institutions and Rules such as ICSID, ICC, SCC, LCIA, ICDR, CAS, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, and UNCITRAL. The venues have included Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Helsinki, New York, London, Munich, Seoul, Miami, Geneva, Dublin, Dubai, Stockholm, Nassau, and Zürich. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the International Basketball Federation (BAT) panel of arbitrators. He was counsel for Dallah in the landmark case in the English Courts on the New York Convention against the Government of Pakistan. In 2012 he was elected to the Governing Board of the International Counsel for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). He has served on a number of bodies in the international legal domain including the IBA (past Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee, and currently a Council Member of the Legal Practice Division), the International Commercial Arbitration Committee of the ILA, the European Users’ Council of the LCIA, and was a founder member of Arbitration Ireland – the Irish Arbitration Association. He was made a Silk (Senior Counsel) at the Bar of Ireland in 2010, and was involved as counsel in a large number of leading cases in the field of private international law before the Irish Courts. In 2008 he chaired the Host Committee for the ICCA Conference in Dublin to mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Convention.


Grant Hanessian, an NYU Law School graduate, heads Baker & McKenzie’s International Arbitration Practice Group in North America.  Mr. Hanessian has extensive experience as counsel and arbitrator in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.  He currently serves as US alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the US Council for International Business (US national committee of the ICC), and a member of the ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and its Task Forces on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities and on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration (leader of Investment Arbitration and Banking & Finance work stream), Vice President (for US) of the London Court of Arbitration’s North American Users Council and a member of the American Arbitration Association—International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s International Advisory Committee and its Advisory Committee on Brazil, the International Arbitration Club of New York, the Arbitration Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on International Commercial Disputes and Club Español del Arbitraje, and is a founding board member of the New York International Arbitration Center. Mr. Hanessian writes and speaks frequently on international arbitration topics.  He is editor of ICDR Awards and Commentaries (Juris Pub. 2012) and co-editor of Comparison of International Arbitration Rules (American Bar Association Section of International Law), International Arbitration Checklists (Juris Pub., 3d ed., 2015), Gulf War Claims Reporter (ILI/Kluwer, 1998) and Baker & McKenzie’s International Litigation & Arbitration Newsletter.  Mr. Hanessian is recommended by Chambers Global and USA Guides (described as “very experienced, hugely knowledgeable and effective”), Legal 500 (described as ‘a great practitioner’ with a ‘strong commercial profile’), PLC Which Lawyer, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration and Expert Guide to Leading Practitioners in International Arbitration.


Please note that the Chatham House rule applies.