Summer 2008 CIDRA Forum - 3


Lawrence Schaner photo
Mr. Schaner
Jeffrey Sarles photo
Mr. Sarles

CIDRA Welcomes New Arbitrators

This year, CIDRA added several arbitrators to its ranks including: Lawrence Schaner, Jeffrey Sarles and R.K. Sanghi.

Mr. Schaner is a partner at Jenner & Block in Chicago where he is Chair of the Arbitration: Domestic and International practice, as well as the chair of the firm’s International Committee. He is also the President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chicago Chapter.

Mr. Sarles is a partner at Mayer Brown in Chicago, where he leads the firm’s Appellate Group, as well as its International Arbitration Group. He has represented companies before many of the major arbitral tribunals, including ththe AAA, ICC, and LCIA.

Mr. Sanghi comes to CIDRA from New Delhi, India, where he is a partner with
the International Trade Law Consultants. He specializes in arbitration, international trade law and corporate law.

More information on our arbitrators is available on CIDRA’s website


CIDRA Rules Revision Meeting

CIDRA’s Rules were last revised in 2005. In recent months, CIDRA members expressed interest in discussing potential revisions to certain CIDRA rules, most notably Article 25 on interim relief.

The ICDR has a novel rule (article 37) empowering emergency arbitrators to grant interim relief. A meeting is scheduled July 29 to debate whether it would be beneficial to make similar changes to the Rules and what changes, if any, to make. Updates will be sent out via email with a brief concerning the issues presented.

The revisions may expand to cover CIDRA’s rules on discovery and consolidation as well.


CIDRA Introduces Summer Intern

Nate Hall photo

This summer, CIDRA appointed Nate Hall as its intern. Nate recently finished his first year at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Nate originally hails from Cleveland, OH and attended Miami University, Oxford Ohio for his undergraduate studies, where he majored in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, with minors in French, and European Area Studies.

Nate is interested in international business transactions, as well as international dispute resolution. He intends to compete with one of Loyola’s Vis Moot Court teams next year.