September 2012 – Chaffetz Lindsey Partner James Hosking was on the faculty of the 10th annual IBA-ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference. The conference was attended by around 200 lawyers, many of whom focus on Latin America related arbitration work.
James was co-director of the “tertulia” sessions on the opening day. The popular tertulia format allowed attendees to contribute their views in Spanish, Portuguese and English on certain hot topics in international arbitration, which were then reported back to the entire conference by James and his co-reporter. This year’s topic covered, first, the debate on whether institutional appointment of arbitrators should be preferred over the party appointment, and second, whether there should be an ethical code for arbitration counsel.
For more information on the event, please see www.adr.org.