2022 CPR Global Conference
Mediating Business Disputes Here, There and Everywhere
This event was held on December 7, 2022, and the following serves as historical reference only.
Please join us for a Global Conference on December 7, 2022, hosted by CPR’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) and featuring international dispute resolution programs organized by:
- The Y-ADR Steering Committee
- CPR’s Brazilian Advisory Board
- CPR’s Canadian Advisory Board
- CPR’s European Advisory Board
Global Conference Opens
11:00 AM EST
Introduction and welcome remarks by:
Remarks by Y-ADR Steering Committee Co-Chairs:
- Ulyana Bardyn, Counsel, Eversheds Sutherland
- Jason Klingensmith, Assistant General Counsel, General Motors Co.
Panel 1 - Early Mediation of Disputes: When, Why, and How?
11:20 AM -12:40 PM EST
Organized by the Y-ADR Steering Committee
Moderator: Rachel Gupta, Gupta Dispute Resolutions
- Joan Stearns Johnsen, Neutral, Director at Institute for Dispute Resolution, The University of Florida Levin College of Law
- Mushegh Manukyan, Mediation Specialist & Manager of the Mediation Unit at Ombudsman Office for United Nations Funds and Programmes
- Justin Rassi, Debevoise & Plimpton
- Sara Koleilat-Aranjo, Al Tamimi & CO
Program: This panel will focus on the use of mediation early on in the development of a dispute as a means of avoiding escalation and reaching an amicable resolution; the types of disputes/relationships in which early mediation may be particularly desirable; and the means, methods, and techniques involved in early mediation.
Panel 2 - Singapore Convention on Mediation (SCM): How can it affect your practice?
12:45-1:15 PM EST
Organized by CPR's European Advisory Board, Singapore Convention Task Force
Moderator: Javier Fernández-Samaniego, Samaniego Law
Panelist: José Luis Gómara, State Attorney at the General Secretariat of the Spanish Treasury and Financial Policy (Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness)
- Practical Recommendations on Cross-Border Disputes 2 Years After SCM
- Problematic Sections of the SCM
- Current position of the EU
Panel 3 - The Interplay Between Mediation and Arbitration
1:25-2:40 PM EST
Organized by CPR’s Brazilian Advisory Board
- Maria Rita Drummond, VP Juridica COSAN SA
- Fernando Serec, Tozzini Freire Advogados
- Myrna Barakat Friedman, Arbitrator, Mediator, and Consultant
Program: The panel will debate the combination of different dispute resolution methods, particularly the interplay between mediation and arbitration. Subtopics include (i) how to draft a med-arb multi-tiered dispute resolution clause: challenges and opportunities; (ii) mediation windows (a time set in the arbitral procedural schedule when the parties will discuss whether or not it could be useful to conduct a mediation); (iii) what other incentives could be used to foster the combination of mediation and arbitration and what are the main difficulties regarding such interplay.
Panel 4 - Post-Agreement Reconciliation in the Canadian Indigenous Context
2:45-4:00 PM EST
Organized by CPR’s Canadian Advisory Board
Moderator: Roy Millen, Blake, Cassels & Graydon
- Carolanne Inglis-McQuay, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Denison Mines
- Cynthia Callison, Callison Hanna
- Ryan Lax, Torys
Program: Canada’s Indigenous peoples and natural resource project proponents navigate complicated histories and interests as they operationalize comprehensive long-term agreements. Panel participants will discuss their experiences resolving disputes between businesses and Indigenous communities in the context of long-term agreements where preserving relationships and stakeholder interests is key.
Register today for this complimentary virtual conference!
The 2022 CPR Global Conference is suitable for experienced attorneys and is eligible for up to 5.0 credits NY CLE* if completed in its entirety, or credits for each panel as follows below:
Panel 1: New York CLE 1.5 Professional Practice, Non-transitional
Panel 2: New York CLE 0.5 Professional Practice, Non-transitional
Panel 3: New York CLE 1.5 Professional Practice, Non-transitional
Panel 4: New York CLE 1.5 Professional Practice, Non-transitional
*NY CLE: CPR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution) has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Rules and Regulations for credits as indicated above.
CPR is grateful to the generous sponsors of the 2022 Global Conference!
You are invited to participate as a sponsor of the Global Conference. Please see the available sponsorship opportunities, or contact Knar Nahikian for more information.