Joint CIArb New York Branch and UNCITRAL Conference (New York, October 21, 2015)
The first series of the conference was “The Guide to the New York Convention – Process and Key Issues involved in its formation”, and was presented by Dr. Yas Banifatemi (Shearman & Sterling LLP), Renaud Sorieul (Secretary, UNCITRAL) and Lawrence W. Newman (Baker & McKenzie), who also moderated the series. The speakers presented the inception and drafting of the UNCITRAL Guide on the New York Convention, which promotes a uniform interpretation and application of the Convention by domestic courts, as well as the newyorkconvention1958.org website, which was created to provide access to the case-law on the Convention from a number of jurisdictions as well as information on the ratification of the Convention by selected States.
The Conference was simultaneously transmitted in the Vienna International Arbitral Center by Skype connection.
Video of the Conference: http://ciarbny.org/chartered-institute-of-arbitrators-ny-branch-uncitral-conference/