November 2015 – The 2015 ARIAS Fall Conference is taking place in New York City this week. At this year’s conference, Chaffetz Lindsey partners Peter Chaffetz and Steve Schwartz are each speaking on panels.
Steve’s panel, “Improving the Arbitral Process through Team Engagement: How Counsel, Arbitrators and Company Representatives Can Make a Difference.” This session will focus on ways in which outside counsel, inside counsel and party arbitrators can work together as a team to make the reinsurance arbitration process, which is frequently criticized as too slow, too expensive and too unpredictable, work better for everyone. Other presenters include Robert E. Sweeney, Jr., CNA and Sylvia Kaminsky, Arbitrator / Reinsurance Consultant.
Peter is speaking with Jan Woloniecki, of ASW Law Limited, on “Contract Avoidance under U.S., UK and Bermuda Law.” They will lead a discussion on rescission and avoidance of reinsurance contracts, comparing New York, Bermudian and New English Law.