Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD), the Columbia International Arbitration Association's (CIAA) largest annual event, is one of the premier international arbitration and CLE-accredited conferences in the country, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community. CAD 2016 will be an all-day conference focusing on cutting-edge issues in both commercial and investment arbitration. This year’s conference theme is "The System Reexamined: Challenging Assumptions in International Arbitration." The 2016 save-the-date is available here.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Columbia Law School, Jerome L. Greene Hall, Lobby Level, Room 106 (435 West 116th Street at Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027).
Libby Marden, Tamer Mallat, Mevelyn Ong, Simón Navarro González, and Amanda Jiménez Pintón
Founder and Executive Advisor
Matthias Pitkowitz, Synercus Group
All working sessions and conference materials will be in English.
NY CLE Credit
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live transitional and non-transitional CLE program will provide 5.5 that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and 1.5 credit hours that can be applied toward the Ethics and Professionalism requirement. For CLE purposes, the two panels before lunch (Panels 1 and 2) will be the morning session and the two after lunch (Panels 3 and 4) will be the afternoon session. 1.5 CLE credits will be offered for each panel (i.e., 3.0 CLE credits for each session). 1.0 CLE credit will also be awarded for the lunchtime keynote speaker. The CLE credit award is based on sessions attended in their entirety only, as reflected in the conference registers, which attorneys seeking credit must sign both prior to and following their attending program sessions both for the morning sessions and for the afternoon sessions. Attorneys attending only part of a session are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. On sign-out, at the morning or afternoon sessions' conclusion or otherwise on departure, attorneys should also submit their completed evaluation form, furnished at the conference. Please note that the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the mailing address as it appears in the sign-in/-out registers unless otherwise noted there. Attorneys seeking credit for a jurisdiction other than New York should consult the relevant jurisdiction's guidelines for the reporting of such credit. For background reading on the conference panels, please see the Program page.
List of Participants
In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed at the conference, your registration form must be received by February 15, 2016.
Travel Arrangements and Visas
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. It is recommended that you check your visa requirements with your local embassy or consulate. We are unable to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application prior to receipt of your registration form and full registration fees.
For further information on accommodation please consult the Columbia Visitor Center.
The conference chairs would like to send a special thanks to George Bermann, Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Matthias Pitkowitz, Elisabeth Vanas-Metzler, Matthew Dougherty, Tony Neri, Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin, Joel Kosman, Chris Mark, Michael Patullo, Leslie Robinson, Gabriela Lopez, Mikaël Schinazi, Dounia Alexandra Nassar, and all of the board members of the Columbia International Arbitration Association for their support.