How to Commence an International Arbitration - Chapter I.3 - Practitioner's Handbook On International Arbitration And Mediation- 3rd Edition

Abby Cohen Smutny
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64 pages
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PDF from "Practitioner's Handbook On International Arbitration And Mediation- 3rd Edition"
April, 2012
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Stephen R. Bond is Senior of Counsel in the London office of Covington & Burling and European Head of the firm's international arbitration practice group. He concentrates in the field of international commercial arbitration. He has served as counsel, co-counsel, chairman or co-arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations. During his career, he has held a number of high profile positions that include Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) from 1985-1991 and the U.S. Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for the period 1994-1999. He was Vice Chairman of the ICC Working Group charged with drafting the 1998 ICC Rules of Arbitration. In addition to his ICC experience, Mr. Bond served as Assistant Legal Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the Department of State and as Counselor for Legal Affairs in the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, where he was accorded the State Department's Distinguished Honors Award.

Abby Cohen Smutny is a Partner in the Washington DC office of White & Case LLP. She is widely recognized as a leading expert on international arbitration, with particular expertise in complex financial disputes and investor-State disputes. Ms. Smutny is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration of the American Law Institute. She also served as a member of the Special Drafting Committee of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration With States and State Entities. She is Vice-Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Co-Editor in Chief of World Arbitration and Mediation Review, a member of the Editorial Committee of the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Arbitration. She is a former Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association and Chair of its Sub-Committee on Investment Treaty Arbitration. She is also a former Chair of the International Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar. Ms. Smutny has served several terms as a member of the American Society of International Law's Executive Council and also has served as a member of the Society's Executive Committee.