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Law school teams from five countries participated in the second annual “Write the Award”commercial arbitration writing competition co-sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute with students from Australia taking first place. The winning entry from Bond University Faculty of Law in Robina, Queensland, Australia, was awarded $5,000 by the competition’s co-sponsor, […]

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 […]

If you happen to be in London on November 14, 2019, please consider attending the 45th annual Alexander Lecture, CIArb’s flagship address by a prominent thought leader in ADR. The 44th Alexander Lecture was delivered by current NAB chair Amb. (r.) David Huebner, C.Arb, FCIArb, FCCA on “Technology, Transparency, and Diversity: Existential Challenge or Basic […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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