2nd Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society
Presented at the Convergence and Divergence in
International Arbitration Practice Conference
Spotlight on JAMS Speaker: Hon. Stanley Birch (Ret.)
Topic: A Peek Behind the Curtain: A Roundtable Featuring Some of the World's Leading Arbitrators
April 22, 2013 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Some of the world's leading arbitrators will share their insights on effective arbitration advocacy, arbitrator decision-making, managing the arbitral process, resolving ethical dilemmas, and trends in international arbitration, as well as practical advice for those who would seek to become international arbitrators or who are tasked with persuading them.
Spotlight on JAMS Speakers: Joan Grafstein, Esq. and Robert Davidson, Esq.
Topic: Arbitration and Asia
April 22, 2013 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
This session will provide practical tips on bridging differing cultural approaches to arbitration and also address the larger implications of the increasing bargaining power of Asian companies, caseloads trends in Asian seats of arbitration and enhanced prominence of Asian counsel and arbitrators. If the past few decades have witnessed the "Americanization" of international arbitration, will we now see some degree of "Asianization" with arbitral procedure adapting more to "Asian" dispute resolution styles (whether Chinese, Singaporean, etc), such as shorter hearings, fewer oral submissions and more emphasis on conciliation? Should such changed be welcomed, or indeed, encouraged, in order to improve the cost-time dynamic in international arbitration?
April 21-23, 2013
Four Seasons Hotel
75 Fourteenth Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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