2 October 2019, New York City, United States

Global Arbitration Review is delighted to once again host GAR Live New York. This full day event will not only bring together prominent arbitrators to deliberate over developments and trends in arbitration, but will also include two GAR Live favourites, the Debate and Question Time sessions. The audience are offered an exclusive opportunity to propose questions, weigh in on hot topics and witness the for-and-against concerning the motion “This house believes that the increasing standardisation of international arbitration procedure is a positive development”. Our esteemed panel will also discuss the status of New York as a seat for international arbitration and will review all the developments from the last year.

This conference is expected to include an audience of practitioners from across the US and the rest of the world, allowing delegates to connect with and learn from like-minded individuals.

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4183

Chairs

John V.H. Pierce

WilmerHale

Mr. Pierce is the head of the firm's International Arbitration practice in the New York office. Recognized by the Chambers guides as "a crucial figure in the firm's global arbitration practice," Mr. Pierce represents clients in international arbitration matters in venues around the world, under both civil and common law regimes, and under the rules of all major arbitral institutions. He also represents clients in international civil litigation matters in United States courts.

Rachel Thorn

Cooley

Rachel Thorn focuses on international commercial arbitration, investment treaty disputes and international litigation. Rachel has successfully represented corporate clients, states and state-owned entities in proceedings conducted under all the major arbitration rules in venues around the world. She has extensive experience in disputes involving the energy, construction and life sciences sectors, as well as post M&A disputes and disputes concerning joint ventures and long-term cooperation agreements, concession contracts, production sharing and offtake agreements.

Speakers

Ignacio Suárez Anzorena

Clifford Chance

Tai-Heng Cheng

Sidley Austin

Michelangelo Cicogna

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani

Gaela Gehring Flores

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Christina Hioureas

Foley Hoag

Ziva Filipic

International Court of Arbitration

Mark Friedman

Debevoise & Plimpton

John Gardiner

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom c

Christian Leathley

Herbert Smith Freehills

David Lindsey

Chaffetz Lindsey

Gervase MacGregor

BDO

Yasmin Mohammad

Vannin Capital

Caline Mouawad

King & Spalding

Philippe Pinsolle

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Programme

9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.30: Chairs' opening remarks

John Pierce, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Rachel Thorn, Cooley

9.45: Session one: International Arbitration - the year in review

All you need to know about what has been happening in international arbitration since GAR’s last visit to New York, including:

  • Recent cases in the New York courts and the Supreme Court
  • Institutional perspectives on arbitration in New York and a report on recent initiatives
  • Brexit, three years later – an opportunity for New York and other seats?
  • AI and international arbitration – time to pay attention?

Panel:
Ziva Filipic, International Court of Arbitration
Gaela Gehring Flores, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Christian Leathly, Herbert Smith Freehills
Yasmin Mohammad, Vannin Capital

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Session two: The GAR Live Question Time

Our esteemed panel will discuss and answer questions submitted by the audience and moderators in advance.

Panel:
Christina Hioureas, Foley Hoag
Ignacio Suárez Anzorena, Clifford Chance

12.45: Networking lunch

14.15: Session three: New York as a seat for international arbitration

The panel will take stock, from a local and international perspective, of New York’s status as a seat of international arbitration.  Topics will include:

  • Perspectives on risks of disclosure in NY-seated arbitrations
  • US vs. non-US arbitrator disclosure rules
  • Pre-emption issues and the status of the manifest disregard doctrine
  • Immigration issues for counsel and witnesses in the age of Trump

Moderator:
John Gardiner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Panel:
Caline Mouawad, King & Spalding
Mark Friedman, Debevoise & Plimpton

15.30: Coffee break

16.00: Session four: The GAR Live debate

In Oxford Union style, we will hear teams of debaters argue in favour of, or against, a motion. A panel of judges will then voice opinions on what has been heard, before choosing which side to support and giving reasons for their decisions.

Motion: This house believes that the increasing standardisation of international arbitration procedure is a positive development

Judge:
Philippe Pinsolle, Quinn Emanuel Urqhart & Sullivan
Gervase MacGregor, BDO
Tai-Heng Cheng, Sidley Austin

Debaters:
Michelangelo Cicogna, De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
David Lindsey, Chaffetz Lindsey 

17.15: Chairs' closing remarks

John Pierce, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Rachel Thorn, Cooley

17.25: Close of conference

Further Information

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please call +44 203 780 4183 or email events@globalarbitrationreview.com

Testimonials

  • "Engaging and relevat to current topics. Excellent way to keep a pulse on what's happening in IA." Marc Lee, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

  • "Very knowleadgable speakers and very up-to-date topics." Veronica Mazzoleni, Pizzarotti 

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $650  16 Aug 2019
Early $850 13 Sep 2019
Standard $1050 02 Oct 2019

 

In-House Counsel/ Government Representatives 
Type Price
Standard $0