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As part of the LA Law Library’s MCLE lunch hour speaker series, the class will discuss International arbitration, which is widely regarded as the preeminent means of resolving cross-border business disputes in today’s globalized economy. This mode of dispute resolution, as practiced in the international context, differs significantly from domestic litigation and arbitration. This class will provide litigators, transactional attorneys and ADR professionals with an overview of the law and practice of international arbitration and highlight for the attendees the significant differences as contrasted to U.S. or California practice.

Topic includes:

When is it in your client’s best interests to choose international arbitration over litigation?
The legal framework governing international arbitration
The enforcement of arbitral awards in foreign countries
Procedural and evidentiary matters in international arbitration and differences to US practice
Drafting effective international arbitration clauses
Presented by Nathan O’Malley
Nathan O’Malley leads the International Business and Dispute Resolution practice group at Gibbs Giden. Mr. O’Malley has extensive experience representing clients in transactions and disputes throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Prior to joining Gibbs Giden in 2013, Mr. O’Malley practiced for eleven years in Europe. He wrote a leading treatise on international arbitration procedure entitled The Rules of Evidence in International Arbitration: an Annotated Guide, among other publications, and has spoken widely on international arbitration and related topics.

Earn 1 hour general MCLE credit
Fees: $35 for the class (nonrefundable, payment reserves spot)