The U.S. Approach to International Commercial Arbitration

The relationship between domestic courts and the international arbitral process varies around the world and is subject to much debate. Leading academics and practitioners met in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room last fall to consider how courts in leading arbitral jurisdictions approach this relationship and the growing criticism that U.S. courts are moving farther away from the global mainstream in the way they approach certain critical aspects of international commercial arbitration. 

Jonathan Greenblatt, JD ’80, and Christopher Ryan, JD ‘00, of Shearman & Sterling, were instrumental in the success of the conference. Shearman & Sterling and the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration co-sponsored the event.