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2022 CPR Global Conference

2022 CPR Global Conference

Mediating Business Disputes Here, There and Everywhere

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Virtual Conference

Event Details

This event was held on December 7, 2022, and the following serves as historical reference only.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
This year's Global Conference will focus on Mediation and will include cutting edge discussions on the use of mediation in various regions of the world.

Global Conference Opens

11:00 AM EST

Introduction and welcome remarks by:

Remarks by Y-ADR Steering Committee Co-Chairs:


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


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



ProgramThe 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


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!


CLE Credits:

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.


Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

For More Information:

Knar Nahikian
Knar Nahikian
Director, International Initiatives CPR Institute