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Writing Effective Arbitration Clauses For Your Business

April 15, 2009

Who Should Attend:

Corporate and business counsel who write arbitration provisions for commercial contracts. The presentations will cover terms and provisions for formulating arbitration processes for simple and complex commercial disputes, particularly technology and intellectual property issues; construction, real estate, and environmental issues; and international claims.

In this challenging economic climate a well-planned arbitration program may offer businesses a valuable way of reducing litigation costs and burdens.


Stephen W. Armstrong, AAA, Senior Counsel, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

Jean Baker, AAA, Vice President Commercial Division

Michael A. Marra, AAA, Vice President Construction Division

Luis M. Martinez, AAA, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution

Seminar Agenda

I. Registration and Continental Breakfast

II. Welcome and Introductions

III. Benefits of Administered Arbitration

IV. Checklist for the Drafter

  • Scope of clause
  • Selection of ADR Processes
  • Signatories
  • Number of Arbitrators
  • Locale and place of arbitration hearing
  • Choice of law provision
  • Specifying available remedies
  • Specifying specialized AAA rules for arbitration
  • Customizing procedures to meet particular needs

V. Considerations for International Contracts

  • Use of International Centre for Dispute Resolution

(ICDR) and its or other rules

  • Other providers
  • Country of Arbitration
  • Language of the arbitration
  • Discovery

VI. Pending Legislation

VII. Questions, Discussion, and Evaluations

Space may be limited, so please contact Stephanie Redding no later than April 10, 2009. Please respond by phone, e-mail, or fax: 215-772-7260 (ph) 215-731-3616 (fax)

April 15, 2009 at 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM

123 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States


CLE Credits : 2 PA CLE