8th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration

Date: January 23-24, 2020
Location: Hilton Houston Post Oak (2001 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056)
Time: Day One: 2:30pm-8:30pm: Day Two: 8:00am-6:00pm
A world in transition: this year’s conference reflects on the many externalities influencing the industry, the drivers of change in recent years, including in the decade that has passed since Macondo, and explores what role commercial and investment treaty arbitration will play in the years to come.
With the insights of in-house counsel, market analysts, experts and private practice lawyers across a wide range of disciplines, the program will address the geopolitical landscape, sanctions, the environment and the management of climate risk, the interplay between long term contracts and an evolving regulatory landscape, amendments to investment treaties and shifts towards a permanent court for investment treaty disputes, and, more generally, the key trends impacting on energy disputes in this important era.
For more information and to register for this program, please click here.

Annual Meeting and Committee Luncheon (Arbitration)

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Location: Baker & McKenzie, LLP (452 5th Avenue, New York, NY)

Time: Noon-2:00pm

Featuring a panel consisting of the ICC International Court of Arbitration President, Alexis Mourre; Deputy Secretary General, Ana Serra e Moura; Counsel for North American cases, Marek Krasula, among others, our annual January luncheon will provide information about trends in the past year and expected developments in the coming year.

To register for this complimentary luncheon program, please click here.

 

Global Launch ICC Report: NY Edition – Resolving Climate Change Disputes

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY)
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR is releasing a Report that explores how arbitration and other dispute resolution services are currently used to resolve climate change related disputes. The Report titled “Resolving Climate Change Related Disputes Through Arbitration and ADR” defines climate change related disputes and uses hypothetical case studies to demonstrate the potential circumstances in which these disputes may arise. This program will benefit practicing lawyers, in-house counsel, arbitrators, academics, dispute resolution experts, NGO representatives, business and industry groups who have an interest in climate change and ADR, and ICC arbitration procedures, as well as those who wish to deepen their practical knowledge about these issues or share their views with international practitioners.
For more information and to register for this complimentary program, please click here.

Global Launch ICC Report: NY Edition – Resolving Climate Change Disputes

January 21, 2020. 

5:00-7:00 pm

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (1301 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY, USA)

ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR is about to release a Report that explores how arbitration and other dispute resolution services are currently used to resolve climate change related disputes.

The Report entitled “Resolving Climate Change Related Disputes Through Arbitration and ADR” defines climate change related disputes and uses hypothetical case studies to demonstrate the potential circumstances in which climate change related disputes may arise. It offers guidance on specific features to effectively resolve climate change related disputes and includes sample wording for parties to be taken into consideration and where appropriate on a case-by-case basis.

Climate Action is Everyone’s Business: 2019 is a pivotal year in the development of global climate policy with the UN seeking to raise ambition of commitments from states and other actors in line with the imperative to limit global warming to 1.5°C. ICC is committed to help raise ambition of climate action by business; encourage governments to review their nationally determined contributions upwards; provide input on enabling policy frameworks; and engage global ICC network to mobilize business action at scale.

 

To RSVP please click here if you have any questions please contact Kendall Thibeadeau (kthibeadeau@uscib.org)

USCIB/ICC’s annual Miami conference

ICC’s annual Miami conference is the key forum for understanding international commercial arbitration in Latin America. This conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region and is the most important gathering for the Latin American arbitration community. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. The conference attracts more than 600 participants representing about 40 countries.

The ICC Institute Advanced Level Training: Catch me if (and while) you can: how to navigate Interim Measures in International Arbitration, will take place on 10 November 2019

 

Dates: 10-12 November 2019 (training on the 10th)
Venue: The Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL, United States

 

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14th Annual ICC New York Conference

A “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in North America. This conference will offer not only a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.

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To register for the event click here.

 

Career Paths in Arbitration

Please join us for an interview and Q&A with our panelists who will describe their respective career paths in international arbitration,challenges in pursing a career in the field and some of today’s hot topics in international arbitration and award enforcement.

Wednesday, September 25 2019 

5:00-6:30 pm 

Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138) 

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International Contracts & Arbitration: Siena Program

USCIB/ICC USA is co-sponsoring an arbitration event in Siena, Italy. Alongside other co-sponsors such as ICC Italy and Baker McKenzie, this event will feature a mock arbitration case. Panelists will address considerations when drafting and negotiating international agreements and drafting and enforcing dispute resolution clauses. USCIB General Counsel Nancy Thevenin will be one of the featured speakers at the event.

To view the flyer click here. To register click here.

Where: Friday, June 28, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM-5:45 PM

Where: Camera di Commercio in Siena, Italy

 

USCIB Urges Reversal of 1-800 Contacts FTC Ruling

USCIB filed an amicus brief with regards to 1-800 Contacts, Inc. case to highlight the challenges American businesses would face under the recent Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision’s approach to antitrust liability for trademark settlements, and explain the potential negative impacts the decision would have on businesses, consumers and competition if left to stand.

USCIB General Counsel Nancy Thevenin led the process for USCIB. “The Commission’s decision creates substantial uncertainty regarding the enforcement and settlement of intellectual property rights, increases the risk of arbitrary enforcement against even routine settlements, and potentially exposes settlements to such risk for decades,” warned Thevenin. “The decision should be reversed.”

Earlier this year, the FTC decided to impose antitrust liability against 1-800 Contacts, the largest online retailer of contact lenses in the U.S., on the basis that 1-800 Contacts’ settlements of trademark infringing lawsuits against at least fourteen competing online contact lens retailers restricted trade. Among other things, USCIB’s amicus argues that the Commission’s decision ignores the critical importance to business of intellectual property rights and its enforcement and would unfairly require the lawful exercise of such rights to a higher pro-competition standard.

USCIB thanks Eileen M. Cole, Bryant D. Gant and Seiji Niwa of member firm White & Case for their work with the amicus.

 

USCIB Sponsors Seminar on Mitigating Business Risk With Arbitration

USCIB/ICC USA sponsored a seminar in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 14 on international arbitration and how that state’s businesses can use arbitration to mitigate the risks of doing business overseas. Some thirty New Mexico business executives, lawyers and law students attended the presentation, which was opened by Roberta Cooper Ramo, former president of both the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute.

Marek Krasula, counsel for the ICC International Court of Arbitration in New York and David Wilson, partner at Sherman & Howard in Denver, provided an overview of ICC arbitration and how to best draft contracts to provide for it. Matthew Draper, a partner at Draper & Draper in New York and Santa Fe, moderated a panel discussion addressing issues of particular relevance to local companies, such as using arbitration to protect IP rights, recovery of attorneys’ fees by prevailing parties, and keeping the costs of arbitration to a minimum.

“The ICC’s new Expedited Procedures, which apply when less than two million dollars is at stake, reduce significantly the time and cost of dispute resolution, and may be a good fit for New Mexico companies,” said Draper.

Vice Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law Camille Carey noted in her closing remarks that she hoped the law school would expand opportunities for students to learn about international arbitration.