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Third Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation

June 16 - 17, 2008 • Fordham Law School, NYC

The conference will bring together leading international arbitrators, mediators, practitioners, and scholars to discuss contemporary issues in international arbitration and mediation. Arbitration topics will include Recent Significant Domestic Judicial Decisions Involving International Arbitration, including cases from the U.S., England, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland; Investor/State Arbitration, including new generation BITs, interim measures, non-disputing state party intervention, and the eclipse of expropriation; Class Actions and Consolidation in International Arbitration, including overcoming obstacles to consolidating international arbitrations, whether courts should enforce no-class action arbitration clauses, and the feasibility and desirability of class arbitration; Intellectual Property and Information Technology Issues, including choice of law in intellectual property disputes, how an arbitration panel decides on the validity of intellectual property, using information technology effectively, and e-discovery. The international mediation topics will address Issues, Solutions and Expanding Applications, including mediator confidentiality, enforcement of mediation settlement agreements, global competency standards, and using mediation techniques to improve M & A outcomes; and Developments in Mediation Around the World, including mediation in China and the Far East, the EU directive on mediation, mediation trends in Australia, and pledges to use ADR techniques.

Timothy Foden is attending this event.

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