Challenging Assumptions in International Arbitration

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17 Feb 2016

Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD), the Columbia International Arbitration Association's (CIAA) largest annual event, is one of the premier international arbitration and CLE-accredited conferences in the United States, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community.

CAD 2016 will be an all-day conference focusing on cutting-edge issues in both commercial and investment arbitration.

This year's conference theme is 'The System Reexamined: Challenging Assumptions in International Arbitration.'

In light of the complex and evolving nature of the field, this theme reflects a desire to consider new perspectives on issues that have long been accepted as canonical aspects of the system. This year's four panels require us to reevaluate preconceptions of international arbitration: the trends and prospects of class arbitration, the role of auxiliaries and associated conflicts of interest, challenges to the system's legitimacy, and the enforcement of arbitral awards in situations of public international law violations. As a new feature, CAD 2016 aims to provide ethics credits in addition to CLE credits for an expected total of seven CLE credits.

For further information, please visit CAD website at


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