International Arbitration Roundtable: Recent Developments, Ethics, and Planning the Arbitration Clause

The Center for International Legal Education

Date and Times: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 111
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

CLE Credit Information: 

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (1) hour of ethics credit and (3) hours of substantive credit. There is a $80 fee for processing CLE credit for this event, payable by check or cash at the door.

Food and beverages will be provided.

International Arbitration Roundtable: Recent Developments, Ethics, and Planning the Arbitration Clause will be held Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Room 111 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Six experts from the U.S. and Europe will discuss current issues important to both the conduct of arbitration and the drafting of arbitration agreements. The program will highlight ethical concerns of both arbitrators and counsel, significant issues in the conduct of arbitration, and the process of planning and drafting agreements for both arbitration and choice of court. Presentations will be followed by roundtable discussion in order to allow focus on issues important to all those in attendance. A light lunch will be available beginning at noon; your RSVP is requested below. The schedule of speakers is as follows:

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
International Commercial Arbitration:
Selected Topics (2 hours)

  • The Limits of Party Autonomy
    Professor Chiara Giovannucci Orlandi
    University of Bologna
  • Taking Account of Public Policy in Order to Render an Enforceable Award
    Elina Aleynikova, White & Case LLP, Paris

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
International Commercial Arbitration:
Ethical Issues for Arbitration and Counsel (1 hour)
Professor Catherine A. Rogers
Penn State Dickinson School of Law

4 - 5 p.m.
International Commercial Arbitration:
Comparisons to Litigation and Drafting Agreements (1 hour)

  • Global Efforts Towards A Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commerical Matters
    Dr. Christina Mariottini, Legal Officer
    Hague Conference on Private International Law
  • Drafting Effective Arbitration and Choice of Court Agreements
    Professor Ronald A. Brand
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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