Past Events


Brief Writing in International Arbitration

Patrick Childress, senior associate at Sidley Austin LLP (Washington, D.C.), joined the IAA for a presentation on brief writing in International Arbitration. Mr. Childress focused on investor-state arbitration and explained the unique manner of drafting in this practice area. 

"Third Party Funding" Lunch Presentation 

Shashi Dholandas, Associate General Counsel at TheJudge, joined the NYU International Arbitration Association for a lunch presentation on third party funding in international arbitration. The talk went into detail on what third party funding in international arbitration entails, how it works, and who uses it. The presentation was followed by a Q&A. 

"Breaking Into International Arbitration" Panel

The NYU International Arbitration Association hosted a panel discussion in which some of New York's finest young arbitration practitioners came to discuss their practices and gave advice about how to successfully break into the field. The speakers included: David Pinsky (Partner, Covington & Burling), Guadalupe Lopez (Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer), Sam Zimmerman (Associate, Hogan Lovells), Apoorva Patel (Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Reed), Jaroslav Kudrna (Associate, White & Case), Alisa Shekhtman (Associate, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle).

Following the panel, the speakers and some of their colleagues joined the NYU students for a wine and cheese reception.  

Mock Arbitration

NYU International Arbitration Association hosted a mock arbitration in the Lester Pollack Colloquium. A fictitious international commercial arbitration case was used for the mock arbitration. Participants in the event included: Oliver J. Armas (Hogan Lovells), Janet Carter (WilmerHale), Mark Robertson (Norton Rose Fulbright), David Hille (White & Case), and Professor Franco Ferrari (NYU School of Law). The event consisted of two components: (1) The simulation of a case; and (2) a brief Q&A session following the simulation. 

Arbitration with States and State-Owned Enterprises

NYU International Arbitration Association hosted a panel discussion on “Arbitrating with States and State-Owned Enterprises.”  The event was co-sponsored by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International (ICDR Y&I), NYU International Arbitration Association, New York International Arbitration Center and Covington & Burling LLP. Speakers included Luis M. Martinez (International Centre for Dispute Resolution), Viren Mascarenhas (Global Advisory Board Member of ICDR Y&I; King & Spalding), Patrick Pearsall (U.S. Department of State), David Pinsky (Covington & Burling LLP), Daniel Schimmel (Foley Hoag LLP), and Anna Tevini (Shearman & Sterling LLP).

Coffee Break with Louie Llamzon of King & Spalding

Aloysius (Louie) Llamzon spoke about investor wrongdoing in investment arbitration, such as corruption, misrepresentation, fraud and other misconduct. Louie Llamzon is a senior associate at King & Spalding's New York office and a member of its International Arbitration practice group. His practice centers on the representation of corporate and sovereign clients in commercial, investment, and public international arbitrations. Louie is the author of the book Corruption in International Investment Arbitration (OUP, 2014).

Getting Into Arbitration: Drafting the Right Arbitration Clause
Oliver Armas, a highly distinguished international arbitration practitioner and the Managing Partner of the New York Office of Hogan Lovells, talked about how to draft an arbitration clause that does what you want it to. Mr. Armas regularly advocates in multi-million and billion dollar disputes in forums around the world, and he has published extensively on matters of transnational law. 

​New York Job Prospects in International Arbitration
IAA worked with NYIAC to host an information discussion regarding entry-level job prospects for international LL.M. students who plan to seek employment immediately following the LL.M. Program in the practice of international arbitration in New York City. 

Dinner with Visiting Professor Moses

IAA hosted an intimate dinner event with Professor Margaret Moses. Prof. Moses is an internationally recognized scholar in international commercial arbitration. She has participated as an arbitrator and as an advocate under the ICC, CoA, and the ICDR, and her publications can be found in law journals around the world.

"Women in International Arbitration" Luncheon
IAA and Law Women co-hosted a lunch event for women in international arbitration. Our members received advice on breaking into the field as a woman and to network with female arbitration attorneys. Guests came from NYIAC, Debevoise, Hogan Lovells, Hughes Hubbard, Shearman & Sterling, Skadden, and White & Case. This event was sponsored by Skadden and Hogan Lovells. 

Failing Better: Advocacy in International Arbitration
Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie
Grant Hanessian and Kabir Duggal (Baker & McKenzie) discussed advocacy in international investment arbitration! This event was generously sponsored by Baker & McKenzie. 

Breakfast Talk with Professor Gary Bell

Prof. Gary Bell gave a breakfast talk on problems in arbitration in China, India and Indonesia, and in particular on the enforcement of arbitration awards. Prof. Bell is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. He teaches comparative law, and his research focuses on Indonesian law and the CISG. Prof. Bell was the Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law's Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercail Law for November 2015.  

International Arbitration in the Middle East and North Africa 
A panel of five leading practitioners discussing the current state of international arbitration in the Middle East and North Africa followed by a networking reception.

Breakfast Talk with Greig Taylor

Greig Taylor is a managing director in FTI Consulting's economic and financial consulting group. He discussed an array of topics, including how to deal with expert witnesses, basic calculation of damages, recent ICSID awards, and other related matters. 

International Arbitration v. Litigation
Mock arbitration of the McDonald’s hot coffee cases, panel of four leading practitioners discussing the differences between arbitration and litigation, and a networking reception  

Breakfast with Lauren Friedman of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Informal talk over breakfast on the settlement of outstanding property claims against Cuba

Roundtable with Christian Leathley of Herbert Smith Freehills
Casual roundtable talking about hot topics in international arbitration and how to get involved in the field

NYIAC International Arbitration in NYC Panel and Reception
Panel on NYC arbitration and reception at the NYIAC office with young local practitioners

Advocacy in International Arbitration
Panel on advocacy in international arbitration with both U.S. and U.K. lawyers, followed by a networking reception 

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