NAB News

The North America Branch’s training committee is pleased to announce our 2020 training schedule, comprising the following training/assessment programs: Feb. 24-26: St. Petersburg, FL Brochure |Registration June 27-29: Dallas, TX November 6-8: Miami, FL The brochure and registration link for the St. Petersburg course can be accessed HERE. The brochures and registration links for the […]

CIArb Seattle Chapter Relaunch Recap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: CIArb NAB Communications Committee SEATTLE —The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North America Branch Chair, Ambassador (Ret.), David Huebner, C.Arb, FCIArb, headlined CIArb Seattle Chapter’s Relaunch, “ADR For A Modern Economy,” at the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle on October 22, 2019 highlighting Seattle’s vibrant, diverse and growing […]

CIArb North America Branch’s Young Members Group Networking Reception Media Room, Washington & Jefferson College December 10th 5:30-7:00pm Join us for a networking reception to learn more about getting involved, mentoring and how you can promote Arbitration in your field and community.

YMG Event With American University

On November 18, 2019, the Branch’s Young Members Group in collaboration with the International Trade & Investment Law Society of American University’s Washington College of Law will host an evening discussion about the different roles that practitioners play in the field of international dispute resolution. The panel of speakers will comprise young practitioners who serve […]

NAB Supports the “Write the Award” Competition

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, […]

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 […]

45th Alexander Lecture Set for November 14, 2019

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 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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