NYSBA Webinar on International Arbitration

Webinar: New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)’s Dispute Resolution Section International Dispute Resolution Committee Presents:
The Global Currency of Mediation and Arbitration Awards: Introducing the Singapore Convention and Celebrating the New York Convention at Age 60
Co-sponsored by the NYSBA’s International Section
Thursday, December 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free for NYSBA Members / $25.00 Non-NYSBA Members

This webinar will explore global enforcement regimes for arbitration awards and mediated settlement agreements. The 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards has been described as the most successful multilateral treaty in private international law. As the New York Convention celebrates its 60th year, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) approved the final draft of a new Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements (the “Singapore Convention”). What accounts for the success of the New York Convention and is there a need for reform at age 60? Will the Singapore Convention give mediation the same credibility as arbitration as an effective means of international dispute resolution? Tune in on December 13 for the insight of two experienced practitioners.

Carolyn E. Hansen, Esq., Attorney at Law & Mediator
Nancy M. Thevenin, Esq., Thevenin Arbitration & ADR