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Lunch Seminar on International Arbitration


February 24, 2014 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Room 95

International Arbitration has become the default means of resolving disputes between parties from different countries. With increasing globalization, international trade, and international contracting, the number of international arbitration disputes has steadily increased. Many international law firms have arbitration teams in arbitration hubs such as New York, London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong—many more will form these teams in the near future to take advantage of the steady upward trend in the volume of casework in the area.

Arbitration work is by definition international, peripatetic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and spans all industries that make up international business. No two cases are the same. It is a challenging field that attracts talented lawyers from all over the world. It is an exciting time to be an arbitration lawyer.

In the first session, CBLA and Stanford International Law Society bring together a group of speakers from major arbitral institutions from around the world (ICC (New York), SIAC (Singapore), HKIAC (Hong Kong), ICSID (Washington D.C.). These experience lawyers who have practiced international arbitration but who now handle the hundreds of arbitration cases filed at each of these institutions will give a unique perspective into arbitration practice and future trends, particularly in Asia.

In the second session, seasoned practitioners from major law firms in the Bay Area and New York City will share their experiences in the area and give their perspective on arbitration cases they have handled and what is takes to build a career and succeed in the area.