NAB News

NAB Appoints Reena Soni, FCIArb Webinar Committee Chair

The North America Branch is pleased to announce Ms. Reena Soni, FCIArb will serve as the Branch’s Webinar Committee Chair. Ms. Soni, an entrepreneur, has been a member of CIARb since 2017. In January 2020, Ms. Soni retired from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a Principal Investigator with the Office of Fraud Detection and […]

NAB YMG Group Announces Writing Competition Winner

The Young Members Group (YMG) of the North America Branch (NAB) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is pleased to announce that the panel of judges has selected Viktoriia Korynevych is the winner of its First Annual Writing Competition Ms. Korynevych’s article, “Revisiting Kompetenz-Kompetenz and Arbitrability in the U.S. Supreme Court: Vicious Circle of […]

CIArb NAB is now on Instagram

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Using Zoom to conduct a Virtual Arbitration

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Webinar 2pm CT/ 3pm ET This 60-minute online training session is designed to teach neutrals and advocates how to use Zoom Professional to effectively conduct their arbitrations. The event is free an open to all – registration is required. Read more

UPDATE FROM THE CHAIR

March 16, 2020 Dear NAB Colleagues, It is a privilege to serve as the new chair of the North America Branch. As you may know, David Huebner is taking on the important role of Americas region Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. David has been tireless in his efforts to launch an array of […]

Branch Chair David Huebner Wins Diversity Award

At its annual meeting on February 28, 2020, CPR (the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution) honored North America Branch chair David Huebner with its “Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR Award” for his tenacious inclusiveness efforts within the Chartered Institute and other organizations in the legal sector. In his acceptance remarks, David acknowledged […]

Capacity Sharing Project

As you might already know, the North America Branch launched its new cross-cultural ADR capacity-sharing program with a pilot project in Samoa on June 1-4 2019. Our delegation made presentations on international arbitration, engaged in discussion sessions with Samoan counterparts about mediation practices and techniques in our respective cultures, and met with senior government officials […]

Mediation in Times of Crises: How Would You Define It?

“Mediation is a skill for the future and it is up to us to decide what future we want and to shape it.” – Jane Gunn FCIArb. Kindly hosted by Grant Thornton LLP, CIArb’s 12th Mediation Symposium which was held on 27 September 2019 looked at “Mediation in times of crises”. What does 21st century look […]

Amicus Brief Filed

Glenn Hendrix, a member of NAB and a Fellow of CIArb, filed an amicus curie brief for NAB in the United States Supreme Court in the case of GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. At issue is whether a party may be deemed to have consented to arbitration through its conduct (for […]

Historic Signing of the Singapore Convention on Mediation

The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation known as the “Singapore Convention on Mediation” was signed by 46 countries on August 7, 2019 in Singapore. The Convention aims to implement an international regime for the enforcement of mediated settlements – similar to the 1958 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of […]

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