Center hosts Conference on Deference in International Arbitration

On April 28, 2023, the NYU’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law will host an in-person conference dedicated to “Deference in International Arbitration”,  The speakers will be, in alphabetical order, Professor George Bermann (Columbia Law School), Rémy Gerbay (Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed),Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld (Partner at Hanefeld, Hamburg & Paris, and Global Adjunct Professor at NYU Paris), Professor Dennis Solomon (University of Passau, Germany), and Paige von Mehren (Senior Associate at Freshfields). The event will be moderated by Professor Franco Ferrari, the Center’s Director.

The starting point of the conference is the realization that the responsibility to control awards is shared among multiple actors of private and public origin. They include arbitral tribunals, arbitral institutions, courts at the seat as well as recognition and enforcement courts. This generally leads to a situation where one and the same issue is assessed multiple times. This, in turn, leads to the question of whether any of these aforementioned decision makers should pay deference to previous determinations by a different decision maker. And it is this question that the speakers will answer on the basis of papers submitted for publication in a book entitled “Deference in International Commercial Arbitration. The Shared System of Control in International

Commercial Arbitration”, co-edited by Professor Franco Ferrari and Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld, to be published shortly by Kluwer Law International.

For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Please note that even though there is no charge to attend the event, registration is required. To register, please click here.