Dear CIDRA Friends:
Welcome to the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association’s winter edition Newsletter. We present you with updates on recent legal precedent, CIDRA speaker summaries, and relevant news in the area of international commercial arbitration.
In this edition, we highlight a presentation from our recent speaker, Howard L. Stovall. Mr. Stovall examined commercial arbitration practices in the Middle East with a particular emphasis on the historical perspectives and paradigms underpinning separate cultural and legal approaches to arbitration in the region. The article which formed the basis of his presentation is reproduced in full starting on page 3 of the Newsletter.
Also in this edition in our Speaker’s Corner on page 2, we summarize an excellent presentation given by Mauro Rubino-Sammartano on why arbitral awards need not only be different, but better, than court judgments given at our January 12, 2010 CIDRA breakfast hosted by Jenner & Block LLP.