California Arbitration is pleased to provide details on international arbitration events around the world.

California Conversations Episode 1 – Charles Dick & Patrick Byrne

A native of Fresno and the son of a lawyer, Patrick Byrne embodies a world-view that is typical of California arbitration practitioners. Educated at UC San Diego and the UC Hastings College of Law, Patrick practiced as a litigator in California before being drawn to study comparative international dispute resolution at Queen Mary University of London. Being the grandson of Irish immigrants to the United States afforded him citizenship in Ireland and an EU passport he has used to launch a career as a commercial arbitration specialist in Madrid. Work in Spain has brought him full circle to the federal courts in California, where he has found himself involved in litigation over ownership of artworks looted in World War II and currently in a Madrid museum. This California Conversation explains how all that was possible for a California lawyer who did not speak Spanish when he arrived in Spain.

Click here to watch Episode 1!

CalArb Sponsored Event:

UC College of Law at San Francisco Speaker Series: Reconceptualizing the Party-Appointed Arbitrator and the Meaning of Impartiality

January 31, 2023 (5:15 – 7:15) / In-person (UC Law SF) & Webinar

Catherine Rogers from the Università Bocconi, Milan, will be speaking on reconceptualizing the party-appointed arbitrator and the meaning of impartiality.

For more information on the event, click here. To register, click here.

CalArb Sponsored Event:

Everything You Want to Know About a Career in International Arbitration

February 7, 2023 (5:15 – 7:15 pm) / Hybrid (In person at UC Law San Francisco)

This Town Hall style event will provide an insider’s view into the practice of international arbitration and how it differs from domestic litigation. Junior and senior practitioners working at law firms, arbitral institutions, and in-house will share diverse experiences and offer guidance about how students can begin preparing for a career in this dynamic and global field. This event is open to students from all Bay Area law schools and the general public. Those from traditionally underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to attend.

The panel will be from 5:15 – 6:15 pm followed by a networking reception. CalArb member, Giorgio Sassine, will be speaking at the event!

For more information, click here. To register, click here.

CalArb Sponsored Event:

UC College of Law at San Francisco Speaker Series: The Enforcement of Metaverse-related Disputes Resolved in International Arbitration

February 14, 2023 (5:15 – 7:15) / In-person (UC Law SF) & Webinar

Elizabeth Chan from Allen & Overy (Hong Kong) will be speaking via zoom on the enforcement of metaverse-related disputes resolved in international arbitration.

For more information on the event, click here. To register, click here.

Young CalArb: A Day in the Life of an International Arbitration Practitioner

February 24, 2023 / University of San Diego School of Law

Young CalArb will be hosting “A Day in the Life of an International Arbitration Practitioner” on February 24th at the University of San Diego School of Law in conjunction with USD’s Pre-Moot. The panel will feature Katie Connolly, an International Arbitration Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, Giorgio Sassine, an Associate at Musick Peeler & Garrett, and Charlotte Klinger (moderator), a law student at the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University.

More information coming soon!

Tel Aviv Arbitration Week (TLVAW)

February 26 – March 2, 2023 / Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv Arbitration Week is back this year for the fourth edition of Israel’s biggest international law event. This week-long event, in the heart of Tel Aviv & Jaffa will be full of networking, professional panels, excellent food, and drinks. Tel Aviv Arbitration Week is the place where arbitrators, lawyers, experts, and students can meet to discuss their common interests with those who understand their world. With hundreds of attendees from across the globe, TLVAW has solidified itself as one of the leading arbitration events in the middle-east.

For more information click here, and to register click here.

California International Arbitration Week 2023 – Register Now! Free!

March 13-17, 2023

Join California Arbitration, the California Lawyers Association and leading arbitration institutions and organizations from around the world in a week-long series of complimentary online and in-person programs celebrating international arbitration in California.

View the CalArb CIAW 2023 information site here. Register now on the official CIAW 2023 site here!

ABA International Law Section Annual Conference

May 1 – 5, 2023

New York, NY

Save the date for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) largest event of the year. This conference will feature more than 50+ world-class programs covering a wide array of international legal topics such as dispute resolution, international finance, M&A, and corporate governance.

More information on the conference can be found here and registration information will be coming soon!

Stanford Law School Advanced Patent and Technology Mediation and Arbitration Course

June 8 – 9, 2023

Stanford University

Save the date for the Stanford Law School Advanced Patent and Technology Mediation and Arbitration Course presented by the Stanford Law School in conjunction with SVAMC and co-sponsored by CalArb. It is a two-day professional skills program designed to provide experienced litigation counsel legal knowledge and practical expertise in technology and patent arbitrations and mediations. CLE credit will be provided.

More information coming soon!

Past Events

ADR Case Law Update

January 26, 2023

Join this series on ADR case law updates related to mediation and arbitration presented by the ADR Committee of the Litigation Section. Panelists Paul Dubow and James (Jim) Madison will provide their thoughtful analysis and discuss the most interesting ADR cases decided since September 2022. This webinar is free to all CLA members and MCLE credit will be available.

CalArb Co-Sponsored Event:

Stanford International Arbitration Association (SIAA) – International Arbitration 101 with Hugh Carlson, Three Crowns LLP

January 19, 2023 (2-3:30 pm) / Crooker Garden (Stanford Law School)

Please join the Stanford International Arbitration Association (SIAA) and Hugh Carlson of Three Crowns LLP on Thursday, January 19 at Stanford Law School for an introduction to international arbitration and practical tips for breaking into this competitive field. Topics include key practice differences between international arbitration and litigation, suggestions on favorably distinguishing one’s candidacy, and pointers on excelling in one’s first year of practice.

Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference

January 13, 2023 / In-person (Phoenix, AZ) & Webinar

The fifth annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference will convene top lawyers, counsel for global corporations, internationally-recognized arbitrators and mediators, academics, and leaders at arbitration institutions to engage in discussions on timely issues in international dispute resolution. Featuring CalArb member Les Schiefelbein.

CIArb-NAB’s Ask the Arbitrator: “Reflections and Recommendations of an International Arbitrator with Expertise in International Business and Technology Law” Interview with Gary Benton

January 11, 2023 at 9:00 AM (PDT) / Zoom

CIArb-NAB’s monthly webinar series “Ask the Arbitrator” will be featuring Gary Benton this Wednesday, January 11. Gary will be interviewed by Anqi Luan, an LL.M student with the White & Case International Arbitration program at the University of Miami, School of Law, Florida.

CalArb / CIArb Sponsored Event:

Of Privilege & Privacy: Navigating Inconsistent Legal Privilege and Personal Data Protection Regimes in International Arbitration

December 5, 2022 3:30 – 7:00 PM

Musick Peeler Office / Los Angeles, CA

Join both CalArb and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for a discussion on privilege and privacy in international arbitration.

CalArb Sponsored Event:

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators North American Branch’s Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration) Assessment

December 2-3, 2022

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) Office / San Francisco, CA (Market Street)

The Accelerated Route to Fellowship program put on by CIArb-NAB, and co-sponsored by CalArb and SVAMC is designed for senior practitioners in the field of dispute resolution. This program includes five interactive workshops plus three plenary sessions that explore the challenges of organizing and managing a complex international arbitration and the drafting of an enforceable reasoned award.

2022 Annual Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China

November 30, 2022 (3:00 – 7:20 PM UTC)

Virtual Conference

Hear CalArb members Gary Benton, Jeff Benz and David Huebner speak at the 2022 Annual Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China hosted by the Beijing Arbitration Commission.

The Devil Wears Arbitration – Litigating in the fashion industry

November 25, 2022, 9:00 – 4:30 PM (CET)

Hybrid event

Join the Milan Chamber of Arbitration for the 13th edition of the CAM Annual Conference where experts and practitioners in the field will discuss the many advantages arbitration has for the fashion industry. Topics covered include why arbitration is a good idea in the fashion industry, resolving disputes related to trademark issues and distribution agreements, and the future of litigation: NFTs and metaverse. This event is featuring one of our very own CalArb members, Ghada Qaisi Audi!

Nurturing Innovations in Arbitration in Japan

November 18, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 AM (JST)


The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) presented a special webinar event in celebration of its 69th anniversary. This webinar covered current and future innovations in arbitration in Japan and at the JCAA, including the use of AI and technology in evidence gathering and administration of arbitration cases, as well as the innovative features aimed at expedited case resolution embodied in the JCAA’s Interactive Arbitration Rules.

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Presents Arbitration Advocacy in the Virtual & Hybrid World

April 25, 2022 – December 25, 2022

A five session program breaking down the arbitration process from start to finish. Each of the sessions covers one essential stage of the process and examines how this era of videoconferencing and hybrid proceedings has created new obstacles and opportunities. Join the series at any point and register for as many sessions as your schedule allows.