Commercial Arbitration: Domestic vs. International - How Different Are They in Practice?
International commercial arbitration differs from domestic commercial arbitration for practical as well as legal reasons. The focus of this program will be on preparing for and representing clients at international commercial arbitration hearings and on how that differs from domestic arbitration. Panelists experienced in representing U.S. and foreign based clients in arbitration will discuss arbitrator selection, discovery or disclosure, and differing approaches to witness preparation, direct and cross-examination. The program will include a mock cross-examination to illustrate international vs. domestic U.S. style. Arbitration practice guidelines and protocols, sometimes referred to as “soft law,” will be mentioned to the extent they can have an impact on case preparation and presentation. Panelists may also refer to certain treaties and statutes (New York Convention, Panama Convention, Federal Arbitration Act Chapters 1 and 2, NY CPLR Article 75) to the extent they may influence practical considerations. This program will be useful to a broad spectrum of lawyers, including in-house counsel involved in cross-border transactions and arbitration, domestic and international arbitration practitioners and arbitrators, among others.
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