|DATES:||NOV 6 - 10, 2017|
The seminar comprises the first week of the Advanced Arbitration and Mediation seminar and examines the foundations of arbitration and mediation, including advanced legal issues in international commercial arbitration. Participants will learn the principles of mediation through case studies and practical exercises. The seminar is an indispensable asset to all professionals seeking to strengthen their knowledge of ADR.
Processes, Skills and Techniques
Mediation Emphasis: mediator role and styles; determining the mediation process, opening statements of mediator and parties
Finding resolution in mediation: uncovering interests, breaking deadlock, closure, and follow-up
- The Role of Advocate and Litigant: preparing for mediation; devising a settlement strategy; advocating for your client; guiding and advising your client during mediation
Foundations of International Arbitration (Advanced) - Topics Selected From:
The Arbitration Agreement: characteristics, validity, scope, applicable law, transfer, termination
The Arbitrators: appointment, qualification, arbitrator ethics and challenges
- The Arbitration Proceedings: choosing arbitration rules, seat of the arbitration, commencing and managing proceedings, terms of reference, evidence, interim relief, hearings and awards
- Law Governing the Merits of the Dispute: choice of law, international public policy and mandatory rules of law
- Court Assistance: interim measures, appointment of arbitrators, assistance in taking evidence, judicial review
- Enforcement of Arbitral Awards
Anne Marie Whitesell is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the ILI Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007. She has practiced with law firms in both the United States and in France and was a lecturer at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut de Droit Comparé (Université de Paris II). She is admitted to the New York State Bar, the Bar of the District of Columbia, and to the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.