Coverage

GAR Live New York in pictures

07 October 2015

The latest GAR Live New York was held on 24 September – coinciding with Pope Francis's visit to the city – at the offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, with stunning views over Manhattan.

NYIAC charts New York courts' caseload

NYIAC charts New York courts' caseload

09 October 2015

The New York courts have issued over 50 decisions related to international arbitration in 2015, reveals a case law library launched by the New York International Arbitration Centre to coincide with GAR Live in the city.

US district courts split over ICSID award recognition

US district courts split over ICSID award recognition

09 October 2015

There is a district court split on the recognition of ICSID awards in the US that could lead to parties choosing to enforce in New York in preference to Washington, DC, heard delegates at GAR Live New York.

A newcomer in New York – the ICC's US experience

A newcomer in New York – the ICC's US experience

09 October 2015

Marek Krasula, deputy counsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in New York, gave GAR Live an account of that institution's experience since opening in the city almost two years ago.

New York views

07 October 2015

Along with Pope Francis, GAR Live visited New York on 24 September – and although we were not blessed with a keynote speech from the pontiff, we did hear from a judge of the Southern District of New York, a Department of State lawyer, representatives of the city’s arbitration institutions and leading practitioners on recent cases and developments affecting practice and policy in the US.

Chairs

Mark Friedman

Debevoise & Plimpton

Mark W. Friedman is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.  He has broad experience in civil and criminal matters, with a concentration on international arbitration and litigation.  Mr. Friedman has represented clients in a wide variety of disputes, including those concerning energy, mining, construction, shareholder relationships, joint ventures, telecommunications, and investments.  He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in disputes under the major institutional rules. 

Mr. Friedman has been ranked as a leading individual by Chambers Global, Chambers UK, Chambers USA, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook and Legal Experts, and as one of the inaugural 45 stars under 45 by Global Arbitration Review.  

John Fellas

Hughes Hubbard & Reed

John Fellas is a partner in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, and co-chair of the Arbitration Practice and co-chair of the International Practice of that firm.

Mr. Fellas has practiced in both the U.S. and England, and as well as being a member of the New York Bar, he is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.  He has served as counsel, and as chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator, in arbitrations under the AAA, ICDR, ICC, LCIA, UNICTRAL, SIAC and ad hoc rules. 

Speakers

Alexis Maniatis

The Brattle Group

Gerald Aksen

Independent arbitrator

Catherine Amirfar

Counselor on International Law, US Department of State

Alexandra Dosman

Executive Director, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)

Judge Paul Engelmayer

United States District Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Marek Krasula

Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Tina Cicchetti

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Sarah François-Poncet

Global General Counsel, Chanel

David Haigh QC

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer

Samaa Haridi

Hogan Lovells

Christian Leathley

Herbert Smith Freehills

Gervase MacGregor

BDO

Jennifer Permesly

Chaffetz Lindsey

John Pierce

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Benard Preziosi

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle

Laurence Shore

Herbert Smith Freehills

Rachel Thorn

Chadbourne & Parke

Luis Martinez

Vice-President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)

Martin Valasek

Norton Rose Fulbright

Roland Schroeder

Global Executive Litigation Counsel, General Electric

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Mark Friedman, Debevoise & Plimpton
John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed

9.10: Session one: The year in review

All you need to know about what’s happened in international arbitration since GAR’s last visit to New York. The discussion will take in:

  • The newest institutional rules and guidelines
  • Developments (good and bad) in enforcement of arbitral awards in the United States
  • The growing public controversy over investor-state dispute settlement in the US’s draft trade agreements

Moderator:
John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Panel:
Catherine Amirfar, Counselor on International Law, US Department of State
Judge Paul Engelmayer, United States District Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Rachel Thorn, Chadbourne & Parke
Alexandra Dosman, Executive Director, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)
Luis Martinez, Vice-President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
Marek Krasula, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

10.30: Coffee break

11.00: Session two: GAR Live Symposium

Our espresso ­version of the popular Tylney Hall format.

Moderators:
Laurence Shore, Herbert Smith Freehills
Tina Cicchetti, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

12.30: Networking lunch

2.00: Session three: Damages – why do arbitrators always get it wrong?

A panel of experts and lawyers will consider where arbitrators are falling short when it comes to assessing damages. What are the substantive issues that regularly generate confusion, and are there fixes that could produce more satisfying decisions?

Moderator:
Mark Friedman, Debevoise & Plimpton

Panel:
Gervase MacGregor, BDO
Alexis Maniatis, The Brattle Group
David Haigh QC, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer
Benard Preziosi, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle

3.20: Coffee break

3.50: Session four: The GAR Live debate

An Oxford Union-style debate, before a panel of three judges.

Motion: “This house believes that arbitrations should take half as long as they do.”

Moderator:
John Pierce, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr  

Debaters:
Martin Valasek, Norton Rose Fulbright
Samaa Haridi, Hogan Lovells
Jennifer Permesly, Chaffetz Lindsey
Christian Leathley, Herbert Smith Freehills

Judges:
Gerald Aksen, Independent arbitrator
Sarah François-Poncet, Global General Counsel, Chanel
Roland Schroeder, Global Executive Litigation Counsel, General Electric

5.15: Chairs’ closing remarks

Mark Friedman, Debevoise & Plimpton
John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed

5.30 onwards: Cocktail reception sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills

Venue

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street New York, 10007, USA