USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Fifth Annual Symposium - Bridging the Common and Civil Law Chasm (Webinar 3) Presented by USC Gould School of Law and JAMS
USC Gould School of Law and JAMS are pleased to invite you to our Fifth Annual Symposium.
Our Annual International Arbitration Symposium for 2020 was postponed on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. We offer, in its place, a series of three webinars covering the planned topics from last year. Each will run about 90 minutes and will be free to attendees.
We have added a networking session immediately following each webinar – each panelist will conduct a separate break-out session on a selected topic for about 30 minutes following the main program. This is an opportunity to interact in smaller groups with our panelists and other attendees.
The Singapore Convention and the Rise of Cross-Border Commercial Mediation: Challenges and Opportunities
More than 110 countries around the world now have a national law on mediation. Mediation centers have been established in remote corners of the globe, and mediation trainings and accreditation programs are being offered on an international scale. And in 2008, the European Union passed the Directive on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters. These developments notwithstanding, the reality is that compared to arbitration, cross-border and domestic mediation are sorely underutilized the world over. Why? Will the Singapore Convention make good on its promise to promote mediation as an effective method of resolving trade disputes?
Prof. Hiro Aragaki, FCIArb, Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS – Los Angeles, CA
Howard B. Miller, FCIArb, International Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS – Los Angeles, CA
Josephine Hadikusumo, International Mediator – Sabah, Malaysia
Michael McIlwrath, Former Vice President - Litigation, Baker Hughes Company; Chair – ICC Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services – Florence, Italy
Nina Mocheva, Senior Financial Sector Specialist (Dispute Resolution and Insolvency), World Bank Group – Washington, D.C.
Laila Ollapally, Mediator and Founder, Centre of Advanced Mediation Practice – Bangalore, India
Richard Chernick, Tina Cicchetti, Nathan O’Malley, Steven Sletten
Program Planning Committee
Jeffrey Benz, Richard Birke, Lorraine Brennan, Cedric Chao, Maria Chedid, Neva Cirkveni, Jeffery Daar, Jeff Dasteel, John Garman, David Huebner, Sherman Humphrey, Sun Ah Lee, Grant Kim, Daniel Kolkey, Katalin Meier, Howard Miller, Brian Peck, Charles Pereyra-Suarez, Richard Peterson, Peter Rosen, Jerry Roth, Ana Sambold, Steven Smith, Hon. Abraham D. Sofaer, and Katia Yannaca-Small
William B. Fitzgerald, Esq.
Vancouver International Arbitration Centre
Charles G. Bakaly Esq.
ADR Institute of Canada
British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
California Dispute Resolution Council
California International Arbitration Counsel
California Lawyers Association, International Law Section
Charted Institute of Arbitrators (NA Branch)
College of Commercial Arbitrators
LACBA International Law Section
Northern California International Arbitration Club
Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Centre
Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
USC Gould Center for Transnational Law and Business
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