Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law hosts conference on “Exceptionalism in International Commercial Arbitration”

The Center is glad to announce that it will host, together with SciencesPo Law School, an in-person conference to take place on April 24, 2024, at NYU School of Law titled “Exceptionalism in International Commercial Arbitration”. This conference is the second conference co-hosted by the Center and SciencesPo Law School on the topic of exceptionalism, the first one having been held in Paris, at SciencesPo Law School, in November 2023.

The aim of the conference is to highlight by means of a comparative exercise that there are very many differences among the various international commercial arbitration regimes, despite claims of convergence. The speakers will identify features of various arbitration regimes, which are peculiar to those arbitration regimes. In doing so, they will address, inter alia, the arbitrability of claims, arbitration clauses in adhesion contracts, the competence-competence principle, the constitutional review of arbitral awards, deference to decisions upholding an award, the duty of disclosure, the extension of arbitration agreements to non-signatories, resort to the forum non conveniens doctrine at the enforcement stage, and pre-arbitration requirements.

The speakers will be Rafael Alves, Jessica Beess und Chrostin, Caroline Kleiner, Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga, Francesca Ragno, Julio Rivera Jr., Friedrich Rosenfeld, Daniel Schimmel, Linda Silberman, and Juan Ignacio Stampalija. Professor Franco Ferrari, the convener of the conference, will act as moderator. For more information, including on how to register, please click here.