New York Arbitration Week

November 13-17, 2023

Resilience in Times of Crisis: A Look Beyond New York’s Borders

Program Host: YIAP-NY
When: Thursday, November 19, 2020
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. | 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. | 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. ET

In this 3-part series of networking sessions, practitioners will guide discussion on a variety of topics, including: 

  • What lessons has your jurisdiction implemented from previous crises? 
  • How has international arbitration in your current jurisdiction adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Does COVID present more opportunities (e.g., ease and low cost of joining a virtual hearing) or less (e.g. less mentoring, relationship building due to loss of office contact)?
  • How have the past months equipped the international arbitration community to anticipate or deal with future crises?

Each One-Hour Session Includes:

Opening Remarks (10 minutes)

Guided Networking (45 minutes)

Closing Remarks (5 minutes)

Schedule of Sessions:

You may sign up for more than one session if desired, but to ensure optimal allocation to breakout rooms for networking, we ask that you commit to attend.  To promote free discussion, the Chatham House Rule will apply to all networking sessions (i.e., participants are free to share information or views that are discussed during the session, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers or of any other participant may be revealed). 

Networking Session 1: 8:30-9:30 am ET (Focus on Asia-Pacific)


Networking Team Leaders

Preeti Bhagnani, White & Case
Rekha Rangachari, NYIAC Executive Director
Christine Sim, Herbert Smith Freehills
Liang-Ying Tan, Co-Chair, YIAP & Herbert Smith Freehills

 Networking Session 2: 1:30-2:30 pm ET (Focus on Europe, the Middle East, Africa)

Networking Team Leaders

Irena Alajbeg, Head of Sector for Trade and Investment Policy at Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia
Jovana Crncevic, Withers
Jadranka Jakovcic, Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director, NYIAC

Networking Session 3: 4:45-5:45 pm ET (Focus on the United States, Latin America, Canada)

Networking Team Leaders

Rafael Carlos del Rosal Carmona, ICDR
Daniela Paez, Herbert Smith Freehills
Rekha Rangachari, NYIAC Executive Director
Ignazio Zapiola, YPF