A lot has been written about the presumed advantages of arbitration. This event, hosted by the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial law and NYU's International Arbitration Association (IAA) will focus on whether these writings reflect the view general counsel has of arbitration and its advantages over litigation, and whether there are specific arbitration related issues of particular interest to general counsel.
The speakers will be Edgar Martinez and John Fellas. Franco Ferrari will moderate the event.
Edgar Martinez is the General Counsel of Japan Tobacco International Mexico, which commercializes the Camel, Winston and LD tobacco brands in the Country. He has been listed by the Legal 500 as within the top 100 General Counsels in Mexico. Edgar supports Legal Directors of other jurisdictions within the Company in arbitration matters, including the Global General Counsel. He is a part time professor at his alma mater, Panamericana University – Mexico City, where he teaches Arbitration and Private International Law.
John Fellas is a full time arbitrator at Fellas Arbitration and an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. He has over three decades of experience in international dispute resolution, and has acted as counsel and has served as co-arbitrator, chair or sole arbitrator in arbitrations all over the world, under all the major arbitration rules, and across a range of sectors. John is recognized as a leading international arbitrator by all the major legal directories including Chambers USA where he is ranked as “one of the best—his reputation is phenomenal and deserved.”
Franco Ferrari is a Professor of Law and Director of Centre for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law at the NYU School of Law. Prior to joining NYU, he was a professor of law at Verona University, Tilburg University, and the University of Bologna. Franco Ferrari has published more than 300 law review articles and book chapters.