UM Arbitration Event Tuesday Evening

I’m going to this one.

The Office of International and Foreign Graduate Programs and Shutts & Bowen, LLP present

Dr. Robert Briner, Chairman of the International Court of Arbitration International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France

&

Loraine Brennan, Esq., Director, Arbitration and ADR, North America International Court of Arbitration, New York, New York

“Current Trends In International Arbitration”

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

8:00 p.m. – Reception, Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge

8:30 p.m. – Lecture, Room F109

Dr. Briner is Chairman of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and a partner in the law firm Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. Born in Switzerland, he received his Doctor of Law from the University of Zurich prior to being admitted to the bars of Zurich, Geneva, and Fribourg and becoming a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. Mr. Briner is also Chairman of Panel E4 of Commissioners of the United Nations Compensation Commission and a member of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. He is the author of numerous publications on arbitration, including the International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration. In addition to English, he is fluent in German and French.

As Director of Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Lorraine M. Brennan serves as the American advisor to the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, France. Ms. Brennan advises North American attorneys and companies on all phases of ICC arbitration, including negotiation of arbitration clauses, requests for arbitration, procedural issues, and enforcement of arbitration awards. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Brennan served as the Director of Arbitration and Intellectual Property and Legal Counsel at the USCIB, the U.S. affiliate of the ICC. In her role as Director of Intellectual Property, she assisted in formulating and implementing U.S. policy with respect to intellectual property issues and advised U.S. companies on the latest developments in the intellectual property rights field. She is an adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York, teaching international business transactions, and an adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Centre, teaching international business transactions and dispute resolution.

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