Institute for Transnational Arbitration

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • Country: USA
  • City: Plano
  • Type of organization: Non-profit Organization
  • Date of creation: 1986
  • Interests: Arbitration - Mediation - Training
  • Fields of expertise: Commercial and Investment disputes

[edit] Overview

Founded in 1986, the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) has become an important international educational forum in the field of transnational arbitration, counting among its members and contributors today many of the leading arbitrators and arbitration counsel in the world.

Through its annual international arbitration workshops and conferences, its Advisory Board which meets annually during the June Workshop in Dallas, its quarterly publication News and Notes (with its regularly updated Scoreboard of Adherence to Transnational Arbitration Treaties), its DVD Library and book series developed through the work of its Academic Council, its co-sponsorship of KluwerArbitration.com through the work of its Board of Reporters and its newest publication World Arbitration and Mediation Review (a law journal edited by its Board of Editors), the ITA is making a significant contribution to the international arbitration legal community.

Membership in the Institute for Transnational Arbitration is available to individuals, law firms, corporations and other organizations.

The Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) provides advanced, continuing education for lawyers, judges and other professionals concerned with transnational arbitration of commercial and investment disputes. Through its programs, scholarly publications and membership activities, ITA has become an important global forum on contemporary issues in the field of transnational arbitration. The Institute’s record of educational achievements has been aided by the support of many of the world’s leading companies, lawyers and arbitration professionals. Membership in the Institute for Transnational Arbitration is available to corporations, law firms, professional and educational organizations, government agencies and individuals.

Founded as a division of The Center for American and International Law, the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) was created to promote global adherence to the world's principal arbitration treaties and to educate business executives, government officials and lawyers about arbitration as a means of resolving transnational business disputes.

Since then, through its educational programs, scholarly publications, and membership activities – including the volunteer leadership and support of many outstanding attorneys, law firms and companies – the ITA has become an important international forum in the field of transnational arbitration.

[edit] Educational Programs 2010

  • The Annual ITA-ASIL Conference: In 1996, ten years after the creation of the ITA, the Advisory Board announced the formation of an Academic Council (AC) “to serve as a link between ITA and some of the most respected law school professors who teach in the field.” The ITA attracts well known academics and greatly benefits from the involvement of those who teach and write in the field of arbitration.
  • 7th Annual ITA-ASIL Conference: Arbitration: The End of the Golden Age? March 24, 2010, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC. The 7th Annual ITA-ASIL Conference will be held on March 24, 2010 under the leadership of co-chairs Prof. Peter B. Rutledge (Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia Law School, Athens) and Edna Sussman (Arbitrator & Mediator, Sussman ADR LLC, Scarsdale) at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • The Annual Workshop: The ITA's annual Workshop addresses current issues of practice, procedure and policy in transnational commercial arbitration. The Workshop is presented each June in Dallas and attracts participants from over 34 countries and 14 U.S. states. The program customarily includes several mock arbitration scenes interspersed with expert commentaries, in this manner both explaining and demonstrating the issues addressed. The mock proceedings and commentaries are written, performed and presented by an international faculty of experts that includes many of the foremost arbitrators and arbitration practitioners in the world.
  • 5th Annual Dallas Roundtable for Young International Arbitrators: June 16, 2010

The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, Texas. Presented by Institute for Transnational Arbitration ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, ICDR Young & International; LCIA Young International Arbitration Group. The three primary young international arbitration organizations have joined again with ITA to present a special program on the eve of the Workshop. The Roundtable included two substantive panels of young and not-so-young international arbitration specialists and concluded with a networking reception. The Roundtable is designed for young lawyers under the age of 40 who are practicing or interested in practicing international arbitration.

  • 21st Annual ITA Workshop: Commencing an International Commercial Arbitration, June 17, 2010, The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, Texas. The 21st Annual ITA Workshop will be held on June 17, 2010 under the leadership of co-chairs Prof. Christopher Gibson (Suffolk University Law School, Boston), Jean E. Kalicki (Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C.) and Klaus Reichert (Bar Council of Ireland, Dublin) at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
  • The ITA Forum: On the morning following the Workshop, the ITA hosts its invitation-only Friday morning Forum, an informal roundtable discussion on current transnational arbitration issues. The Forum is open to Advisory Board members and Workshop faculty. A special event, the Forum provides the opportunity for members of the ITA Advisory Board to share their considerable experience in transnational arbitration in an informal environment on emerging and important issues of the day. The agenda for this open discussion is determined by the participants.

[edit] Contact

5201 Democracy Drive | Plano, Texas 75024-3561- USA

Tel: 972.244.3400

Fax: 972.244.3401

Email: ita@cailaw.org

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