July 2018 – Chaffetz Lindsey partner James Hosking recently completed a stay as a Visiting Professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City. ITAM has one of the leading private law schools in Mexico. During his stay James taught a module on setting aside, recognition and enforcement of international arbitration awards, as part of the Commercial Arbitration course coordinated by Professor Hector Flores Sentíes. While much of the course focused on arbitration awards in UNCITRAL jurisdictions such as Mexico, James was also able to draw on his US experience and the work of colleagues Andreas Frischknecht, Yasmine Lahlou and Gretta Walters in their recently published treatise “Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and Judgments in New York” (Kluwer, 2018).
June 2018 – Chaffetz Lindsey is excited to sponsor an upcoming book launch at NYIAC to honor Associate Gretta Walters and her co-authors of 40 Under 40 International Arbitration, Carlos González-Bueno ed. (2018, Dykinson). The book is authored by forty young international arbitration practitioners from across the globe and covers the lifecycle of an arbitration from the arbitration clause to enforcement of arbitral awards. Gretta’s chapter addresses dispositive motions in arbitral proceedings and addresses the shift in debate from can they be used to when they should be used.
NYIAC will host a reception on July 12 at 6:30 pm with Gretta and the other New York co-authors to celebrate the publication of the book. The location is NYIAC (New York International Arbitration Center), 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY. To register for the reception, please click here.
May 2018 – James Hosking will serve as faculty at the upcoming New York State Bar Association training for Arbitrators and Counsel on “Conducting Commercial Arbitrations.” The program will take place June 18-20, 2018 at Cardozo School of Law. It is targeted at new and seasoned arbitrators wanting best practices in managing an arbitration from the preliminary conference through the award, as well as litigators interested in learning how to represent their clients in arbitrations. James will speak on the panel addressing “Advocates’ Best Practices in Selecting Arbitrators.”
For more information and to register for the program, please click here. 25.0 CLE credits are available.
May 2018 – Chaffetz Lindsey is pleased to be a sponsor of the upcoming “Arbitrating M&A Disputes and the New York Advantage” program taking place at NYIAC on Monday, June 4th. Details of the event follow below, and we invite you to share this event with your M&A colleagues attending the IBA’s 17th Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference.
Monday, June 4, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Please join us for a panel discussion examining M&A disputes in international arbitration, with reception to follow.
The Panel will address:
- When is arbitration effective for M&A disputes?
- What are the advantages of choosing New York as the situs for the arbitration?
- What are best practices for drafting an arbitration clause? (The do’s and don’ts from litigating claims.)
5:30 p.m. Welcome Remarks
Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director, NYIAC
5:35 p.m. Panel Discussion
Frances E. Bivens, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Moderator)
Cecilia Carrara, Partner, Legance
James Hosking, Partner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
Jonathan M. Moses, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
6:20 p.m. Reception
We invite guests to mingle. The reception closes at 7:30 p.m.
150 E. 42nd St. 17th Fl.
New York, NY 10017
Click here to register.
March 2018 – Chaffetz Lindsey was proud to sponsor the ICDR’s Annual Y&I Coffee House Debate that took place in Vienna on March 25th at Palais Daun-Kinsky on the occasion of the 25th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The event was co-hosted by YAS (Young Arbitrators Sweden). Chaffetz Lindsey attorney Gretta Walters spoke on a panel that debated the following topics:
Who´s paying for the coffee? Debate proposition: Third party funding creates arbitrator conflicts that must be disclosed
The café selects the baristas, not the customer! Debate proposition: Only institutions should appoint arbitrators as party appointments imperil legitimacy
This was the 14th anniversary of the event, of which Chaffetz Lindsey partner James Hosking was a co-founder. James and Gretta both attended the Vis moot as judges and as co-coaches of, respectively, Harvard Law School and NYU.
For more details about the event, click here.