May 2016 – The New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) will be hosting its Second Annual Grand Central Forum on May 18th, 2016 from 5pm to 9pm. The NYIAC Board of Directors has established the Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Lecture, to be given annually in conjunction with the Grand Central Forum, in memory of the Hon. Judith S. Kaye, a visionary leader in New York’s legal community who passed away in January. In addition to her 25 years of service on the New York Court of Appeals, Judge Kaye was the Founding Chair of NYIAC, to which she brought her characteristic dedication and verve. This year, the Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Lecture will feature Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Hale, in the format of a conversation with Chaffetz Lindsey partner Aníbal Sabater (NYIAC’s Program Committee Chair) and Claudia Salomon (Latham & Watkins LLP). The conversation will cover topics such as: When (if ever) should annulled awards be enforced?; Is “manifest disregard of the law” a viable ground for annulment? Should calls from the English judiciary for enhanced review of arbitration be heeded? Are criticisms of investor-state arbitration well founded?
The Lecture will be preceded by a panel of experts from around the world who will debate the question, “Is There a U.S. Culture of International Arbitration”? The panel, moderated by Caline Mouawad (King & Spalding LLP), will include Jalal El Ahdab (Ginestie Magellan Paley-Vincent), Claudia Frutos-Peterson (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP), Gregory Litt (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP), and Eloïse Obadia (Derains & Gharavi).
Chaffetz Lindsey is proud to be a founding member of NYIAC.
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