Announcing AM19 Keynote Prof. George A. Bermann; CPR at the UN for #UNCITRAL Working Group II
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February 11, 2019

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CPR is pleased to announce its distinguished 2019 Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker, George A. Bermann -- the Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law; Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law; and the Director for the Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA) at Columbia Law School. For more information and to REGISTER:
Consider combining AM19 with the CPR/CDR Advanced Mediation Skills Training, taking place in DC
Feb 25-28, 2019 (in which case your AM19 meeting registration for Friday and Saturday is


CPR was well-represented at the sixty-ninth session of the UNCITRAL: United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) at the United Nations headquarters in New York,

Both Olivier P. André, SVP, International and Anna Hershenberg, VP, Programs & Public Policy, spoke to the Distinguished UN Delegates about CPR, expedited arbitration and CPR's 
Fast Track Arbitration Rules.

As Mr. André explained, "CPR administered and non-administered arbitration rules already provide for time requirements which limit the length of proceedings. Users of CPR arbitration often customize their arbitration clauses to further limit these time requirements. In 2006, CPR also promulgated a fast track procedure to supplement the non-administered arbitration rules. Parties can agree to this procedure to shorten the time requirements provided for under the Rules and limit certain other procedural aspects, such as disclosure and the number of arbitrators, to expedite their proceeding."

The photos below:

TopOlivier P. André, presenting to the delegates
Middle: Anna Hershenberg, presenting to the delegates
Bottom: CPR legal interns Franco Gevaerd (left) and Piotr Wojtowicz (right) attending the proceedings



Upcoming CPR events and trainings


February 23, 2019 - Harvard International Arbitration Conference,
 “Arbitration in a Complex World: Challenges and Perspectives of Modern International Arbitration.” CPR is an institutional partner of this event. 

February 25-28, 2019 -
CPR/CEDR Advanced Mediation Skills Training at BakerHostetler, Washington, D.C.

February 28 - March 2, 2019 -
CPR's Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

March 8, 2019 -
Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD), Columbia Law School: “10 Years of CAD: New Ideas, New Concerns

April 12, 2019 - Olivier P. André, SVP, International, will be speaking at the ABA Dispute Resolution Spring Conference on a panel titled "Diversity and Inclusion in ADR: Are We Doing Enough?" in Minneapolis

April 30, 2019, 2 pm -
CPR's Philadelphia Regional Meeting, co-hosted by Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis is now taking place at the beautiful and historical Union Club in Philadelphia, founded in 1862 

May 7, 2019 - 
CPR Banking & Financial Services meeting featuring Hon. Robert D. Drain, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York. Lunch will be served, starting at 12:15 pm. Location to be announced.

May 13 -17, 2019 - Columbia Law School/Chartered Institute Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration, Hogan Lovells, New York - A week-long systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration.The course features lecture and interactive segments and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration. NOTE: Early registration discount ends April 12, 2019.

May 20-22, 2019 - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) 


March 6, 2019 at 6 pm. Y-ADR/DIS40 joint program on "Cyber Security and Data protection in the Resolution of Transatlantic Disputes" hosted by Shearman & Sterling in Frankfurt, Germany

March 7, 2019 – CPR European Advisory Board In-Person Meeting hosted by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Frankfurt, Germany (EAB Members Only)

April 4-6, 2019 -
2019 CPR International Mediation Competition, São Paulo, Brazil

May 15, 2019. CPR European Conference hosted by SwissRe in London, UK

*Through CPR's collaboration with CEDR, CPR members and Distinguished Neutrals can receive a 10% discount on CEDR
Mediation Skills and Employment and Workplace Courses. Before registering, contact to receive your discount code.