Top arbitrators from the US and Europe addressed what tribunals should do when a party refuses to participate in an international arbitration. The event, a joint presentation by the ICC/USCIB Sole Practitioner's Subcommittee and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York Branch, was moderated by Claudia Salomon, the incoming President of the ICC Court of Arbitration. Partner Matthew Draper, who chairs the ICC/USCIB Sole Practitioner's Subcommittee and is the vice-chair elect of the CIArb NY Branch, offered some opening remarks.
The eminent panel included arbitrators Juliet Blanch a leading London and Hong Kong-based arbitrator, Melanie van Leeuwen, an arbitrator and partner at Derains & Gharavi in Paris, John M. Townsend of Hughes Hubbard in Washington DC, and Lawrence Schaner, an independent arbitrator based in Chicago. Introductory remarks were provided by Marek Krasula of ICC North America and Peter J.W. Sherwin, the head of Proskauer's international arbitration practice and the chair of the ICC USA's national committee.
The event is one in a series of Nuts and Bolts presentations by the ICC/USCIB Sole Practitioner's Subcommittee.