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The Atlanta International Arbitration Society: 5th Annual Conference

The Atlanta International Arbitration Society: 5th Annual Conference

The Atlanta International Arbitration Society: 5th Annual Conference
Presented By: Atlanta International Arbitration Society (ATLAS)

Event The Atlanta International Arbitration Society: 5th Annual Conference

A decade has passed since the publication of The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, by Thomas Friedman. The title was a metaphor for viewing the world as a level-playing field, especially in business.

Friedman maintained that historical and geographical divisions are becoming increasingly irrelevant in a global market. Yet the backlash against trade agreements, the rise of politicians and political movements with anti-globalist agendas, and Brexit perhaps suggest a not-so-flat world.

This conference will explore both the “flattening” and centrifugal forces at work in international arbitration and their implications for practitioners, arbitral institutions, and businesses engaged in cross-border commerce.

Date/Time October 9 – 11, 2016
  • Sunday, October 9, 2016
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST

    Monday, October 10, 2016
    7:30 AM - 6:30 PM EST
    Reception Dinner: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM EST


Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM)
85 Park Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Ritz-Carlton Atlanta

181 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

National Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

JAMS Speaker Joan C. Grafstein, Esq., FCIArb
  • Moving Beyond the Usual Suspects
    Monday, October 10, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

    Diversity and inclusion (in all senses of the words) in arbitral appointments will be addressed.
John W. Hinchey, Esq.
  • To what extent does the choice of institution and seat still matter?
    Monday, October 10, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

    Rules convergence and “flattening” among leading arbitral institutions and venues will be addressed.
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Featured People

Joan C. Grafstein, Esq., FCIArb
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action and Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Education Schools
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Training Teaching
John W. Hinchey, Esq.
  • Arbitration
  • Construction
  • Energy/Utility
  • Engineering and Construction
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Surety
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