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The newsletter of the
Chicago Dispute Resolution Association

Winter 2009

Dear CIDRA Friends:

Welcome to the Newsletter of the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association Winter 2009 edition. We present you with updates on relevant legal precedent, CIDRA speaker summaries and important news in the area of international commercial arbitration.

In this edition, we examine the Hague Convention on Choice of Courts Agreements and consider the potential impact it will have on international arbitration. We also analyze the principal mechanisms for resolving international commercial disputes through an article on “International Commercial Arbitration: ADR in cross-Border Business Disputes.” The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each mode of dispute resolution. In addition, we summarize recent, important court holdings related to arbitration appeals and awards. Also, we review CIDRA’s recent events and announce some upcoming events that you will not want to miss.

Finally, we welcome two new panelists to our membership ranks. We are pleased to introduce to you Hew R. Dundas and Michael Tselentis.

We appreciate your feed-back and look forward to publishing your articles or comments.

Peter V. Baugher

Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association



New CIDRA Arbitrators
New Intern
Speaker's Corners
ADR in Crossborder Disputes
News & Notes
Closing Arguments



March 14, 2009

Chicago Vis Mini-Moot at Loyola University School of Law

March 17, 2009

Ramon Mullerat discusses European Perspectives on Arbitration at John Marshall Law School

April 8, 2009

Catherine Kessedjian on the View from Paris at Chicago-Kent College of Law

Read on using the links below, or download the PDF file.

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