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 […]

CIArb North America Branch (NAB) is pleased to announce the launch of its Young Members Group (YMG). The North America Branch has appointed M. Imad Khan ACIArb as the first chair of the NAB YMG. As the new YMG Chair, Mr. Khan has also been elected to NAB’s Board of Directors. Mr. Khan ACIArb is […]

Dear NAB Colleagues, On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to share a few progress updates as well as a bit of information about certain new initiatives. I intend to report to you at the close of each Quarter so that you are kept informed of North America Branch activity and opportunities […]

The North America Branch launched its new cross-cultural ADR capacity-sharing program with a pilot project in Samoa on June 1-4. 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 about New York Convention accession and […]

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR May 5, 2019 Dear NAB Colleagues, It was a great honor to be elected chair of the North America Branch at the first Board of Directors meeting after last week’s AGM. I very much look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and to working with the following excellent […]

The Board of Directors offers hearty congratulations to the following Fellows on being newly elected to the Board: Ava Borrasso (Miami) Christina Cárdenas (Miami) Sandra Jeskie (San Diego / Philadelphia) Katherine Smith Dedrick (Denver) Deborah Mastin (Miami) David Huebner (Southern California) Congratulations as well to the following additional directors: Orlando Cabrera (Mexico City) (who joins […]

by Lucy Greenwood, C.Arb The annual Alexander lecture was delivered with aplomb by Ambassador David Huebner on the occasion of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Congress in Atlanta.  Entitled Technology, Transparency, and Diversity: Existential Challenge or Basic Hygiene, the engaging lecture considered the myriad challenges facing arbitration today. The audience was transfixed as Ambassador Huebner […]

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