What is Y-ADR?

Young Attorneys in Alternative Dispute Resolution

CPR’s Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) program promotes the full spectrum of dispute resolution mechanisms with the younger generation of lawyers – i.e. those who are 45 years old or younger or those with less than eight years of professional experience in international ADR practice.  Through periodic seminars and other initiatives, Y-ADR participants gain an insider’s look at the role of dispute resolution processes and practices in corporations and multinational organizations.  More importantly, they have an opportunity to network with in-house counsel and experts in the field.

Y-ADR Steering Committee is the leadership group for Y-ADR.  The Committee is chaired by Dana MacGrath of Sidley Austin LLP and is composed of young in-house counsel and practitioners at leading law firms around the world.  CPR’s Y-ADR Steering Committee members are selected through a competitive vetting process and serve for a two-year term.
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Y-ADR Steering Committee and its Members

For more information about Y-ADR, Y-ADR Steering Committee, or to sponsor an event, please contact Olivier André, CPR Liaison for Y-ADR, at oandre@cpradr.org.

Upcoming Y-ADR Events

FREE EVENT - Managing Disputes in Emerging Markets: In-House Counsel Perspectives

Welcome Remarks:
Peter J. Rees QC, Thirty Nine Essex Street Chambers, Former Legal Director at Shell and Member of CPR Board of Directors.
-    Olivier AndrĂ©, Esq., Special Counsel and Director of Dispute Resolution Services, CPR

-    Andy Moody, Eversheds

Panelists will include:
-    Noah Hanft, CPR President & CEO, former General Counsel of MasterCard Worldwide
-    Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, Vice President & General Counsel, Hinduja Group
-    Isabelle Robinet-Muguet, Vice President, General Counsel, International Legal Affairs, Orange S.A.

-    Gaurav Sharma, Senior Legal Counsel, Shell

A panel of corporate counsel will discuss the challenges which in-house counsel face whilst managing disputes in emerging markets and provide practical tips on how to handle such disputes.

Key topics will include:
-    Practical differences in managing disputes in civil and common law jurisdictions
-    Differing cultural perspectives on Alternative Dispute Resolution
-    Handling disputes involving emerging markets and cautionary tales from difficult jurisdictions
-    The challenges of working with external counsel on a global basis, and how best to overcome them
-    Spotlight on doing business in, and managing disputes relating to, Africa

Date: Thursday - October 30, 2014
Registration: 5:30 p.m; Seminar: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., followed by a networking reception
Venue: Eversheds, One Wood Street, London EC2V 7WS

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