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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

4:00 PM

Pepper Hamilton LLP
3000 Two Logan Square

Philadelphia, PA 19118


Registration Info:
3:30 PM

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Networking Wine & Cheese:
Immediately following the program


Fabien GĂ©linas, Esq.
William C. Macdonald Professor of Law
McGill University

Jeremy Heep, Esq.
Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia
Co-Chair, Philadelphia Bar International Law Committee

Michael J. Carrato, Esq.
Vice President, Legal & Compliance
New York, NY

Annie Lespérance, Esq.
Cabinet Yves Fortier

Daniel Urbas, Esq.
Arbitrator and Lawyer
Urbas Arbitral

Mary Kate Wagner, Esq.
Deputy Counsel
ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC)
New York

International Commercial Arbitration: Is it Cheaper and Better?

CLE - Int'l. Commercial Arbitration

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. This venue has reached capacity.

Hosted by the International Law Committee
Presented in partnership by the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Bar of Montreal

With an increase in foreign investments, overseas commercial transactions, international trade and open ended economic policies, there has been significant growth in international commercial disputes. Given the need for an efficient dispute resolution mechanism, International Commercial Arbitration has emerged over the past few years as the preferred option for resolving international disputes. The finality of decisions and the possibility of seeking enforcement in other jurisdictions greatly contribute to its popularity. But at what cost?

Experienced panelists examine what drives the choice of international arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism and answer the following questions, and more, in determining whether international arbitration is the cheaper, better solution for resolving international commercial disputes.

  • What are the primary advantages of international arbitration?
  • Are there circumstances for which international arbitration is not well adapted to resolve commercial disputes?
  • What are the best methods of drafting of arbitration clauses? And how do you identify standard drafting mistakes?
  • Should mediation be an alternative to arbitration or a compulsory step prior to arbitration proceedings?
  • If arbitration is said to be final and binding, is there no procedural recourse against arbitral awards? (Includes a discussion of spontaneous discharge of the award by the losing party and recognition and enforcement of the arbitral award)
  • What can be done to improve the efficiency and cost of international arbitrations?

Join your colleagues to hear a practical overview of international commercial arbitration of interest to both lawyers already practicing in arbitration and lawyers who want to enter this emerging area of the law.

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