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                                                        January, 8th, 1998.

                                                 Publisher Michael Chapman.


   Preparing the Diary of Events has a seasonal workload. Conferences, as anyone who has had to select dates will know, fall into narrow time bands. Not the summer, not frommmer, not from before Christmas until virtually the end of January. Then avoiding various holidays in the few months that remain.
   Thus, January whilst a good month for prognostications about the coming year in general, is not an ideal month to comment on the prospects for the conference season ahead.
   That said, I do think I detect a decline in the number of meetings. If so, this would fit with talk of over-saturation, heard last year. One welcome feature is the rise in the number of LCIA meetings, around the World. Its local (actually continental) " users' councils " are not only active, but have increased in number. Africa is a recent and worthy addition.
   Such is the to and fro of life. And in this situation the 'fro' seems to have been a dramatic, no sorry, a further dramatic increase in the number of book titles being published on arbitral and related topics. We hope to include reviews as well as basic notices in future editions.



 All contributions to this DIARY are welcome. It is both for the individual arbitrator and for those who plan meetings.
 Generally, listed meetings will be at least half-day and usually full day events. Evening meetings are likely to be only of local interest.
 The emphasis is European: However to help in scheduling, major world events are listed.

                PLEASE see important note below,
                 before using any of this info.


Jan. 22-25   Course and 'Practice Building Seminar'. ASA & CIArb.
             Hotel Kapplerhof, CH-Ebnat-Kappel.  fax: +41-71-993-35.68.

Feb. 28      Arbitration Studies Day. Forte Posthouse, Maidstone, UK.
             Advanced Training Services, nced Training Services,
             fax 00+441-622-670-320.

Mar. 13      LCIA North-American Council. Joint conference with AAA.
Mar. 14      LCIA North-American Council. Traditional LCIA Symposium.
             Biltmore Hotel, Miami.

Apr. 2-4     Resolving Disputes in the Global Marketplace.
             Washington.  A.B.A.  tel +1-202-662-1680.

Apr. 4-9     International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Vienna.
             Co-sponsored by the LCIA. Subject: Int'l sale of goods

May 4-6      ICCA Biennial Conference, Paris.  fax: 00+46-8-723.0176.

May 8-10     LCIA European Council Symposium. Tylney Hall, England.

May 15-17    European Branch CIArb. Biannual Conference. L'Imperial Palace,
             Annecy, Savoie, France.    Contact Michele Patosp; Contact Michele Patocchi,
             fax +41.22.319.0600.

June 3-6     CIArb, Annual Conference.  Birmingham.

Sept. 6-11   CEDR. International Summer School. 'Mediator Skills Training'.
             Vevey, Switzerland.   fax: 00+44-171481.4442.

Sept.12-13   LCIA North American Council. Traditional LCIA Symposium.
             Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Sept.13-18   IBA Biennial Conference, Vancouver.

(October)    LCIA Pan-African Council. Harare, Zimbabwe.

Oct.15-17    SPIDR Annual Int'l Conference. Portland, Oregon, USA.

Feb. 17-20   CIArb, Conference.  Cancun, Mexico.

Nov. 17-18   CIArb, Millennium Conference. QEII Conference Centre, London.

Please CONFIRM all details directly with organisers, the above material is drawn from various sources and should not be relied on by itself(!).


contact details for frequently  cited organisations:
CIArb  see Internet Directory below.
       EXCEPT CIArb Branch meetings: contact person named in the Diary.
LCIA   (London)  t: 00441-719.363.530, f: 00441-719.363.533


The next 'full' Directory appears in EA24 (and the last was in EA21). This edition's contains contact details for bodies mentioned in the Diary, new entrants, amended entries, etc.

Advanced Training Services

The Alternative Calendar
(from Professor Boskey's 'The Alternative Newsletter')

The Alternative Newsletter

American Arbitration Association

CIArb:   Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London)

European Arbitration:
         backissues on:

IBA:     International Bar Association

ICC:     International Chamber of Commerce (Paris)

LCIA:    Homepage:

SPIDR    E-mail:



Renato Casalotti Memorial Bursary, to be of particular benefit to
colleagues from former COMECON countries.
 The European Branch of the CIArb is to record their appreciation for the work of the late Dr Renato Casalotti by instituting a bursary.
 The Casalotti Bursary will be awarded to one or two applicants to enable attendance at events organised by or under the auspices of the European Branch. Details are available from the Secretary, but in basis candidates will be expected to satisfy the first and one or more of the subsequent criteria:
-the candidate would otherwise find it financially difficult to attend;
-it is in the interest of the promotion of arbitration to encourage the
 applicant to attend (in particular those from former COMECON countries);
-attendance may contribute to the quality of the relevant event;
-the applicant is a member of the Institua member of the Institute, or can demonstrate an
 interest in the work of the Institute; or,
-the applicant has undertaken research, or had experience which will
 be of interest to members of the Branch.
It is intended that the amount awarded will make a substantial contribution to the cost of attendance at the relevant meeting. Fuller details from Andrew Colvin Esq., 7 Norwich Street, Cambridge CB2 1ND, England.

ASA and CIArb run joint course near Zurich
An Introductory Course (Th, Jan.22) and a 'Practice Building Seminar' (Fr-Su, Jan.23-25) are being held at the Hotel Kapplerhof, about one hour from Zurich Airport (see Diary section for contact details).A 'unique comparative format' is claimed with all sessions led jointly by practitioners with common law and with civil law backgrounds.

ATS Courses:
Advanced Training Services continues to run the following correspondence-based courses (reference codes in brackets after titles): The Law of Contract, Tort and Evidence (A), The Law, Practice and Procedure of Arbitration (B), The Writing of and Enforceable Reasoned Award (C), Commercial Dispute Resolution Methods (D), Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration (I), Legal principles in international commercial dispute res commercial dispute resolution (L), and Arbitration in Practice (P). Fax: 00+44-1622.670.320  or

Next biannual European Branch meeting to be in Annecy.
The next meeting of the European Branch (of the CIArb) will be in L'Imperial Palace, Annecy from Friday evening May 15th, until lunchtime on the 17th (Sunday).
Annecy can be conveniently reached from Geneva Airport, by rail, etc.
Further details from either Ian Meakin or Michele Patochi, both in Geneva (00+441-22-) on respectively  -818.66.33 (.88) and  -319.06.19 (.00). (Fax numbers in brackets.)
Pierre Karrer (see personal news, below) will speak at the Saturday dinner.
Subjects to be discussed are intended to be 'topical'. The new ICC Rules being one such topic.

Recent publications:
  'International Arbitration Law Review', Sweet & Maxwell, Vol.1(1) was December 1997. GBP160 p.a. for Europe, GBP170 for rest of World. Six issues a year.  Fax 00+441.264.342.761
  'Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts', Keith Pickavance. 380pp. ISBN 1 85978 148 9.  GBP 95 (hb). LLP.sp; GBP 95 (hb). LLP.
  'Arbitration Practice and Procedure Interlocutory and Hearing Problems' New (second) edition. Mark Cato. 1300pp. ISBN 1 85978 150 0.  GBP150 (hb). LLP.
  'Arbitration Practice in Construction Contracts', Douglas Stephenson. Fourth ed. 256pp. ISBN 0 632 14889 1.  GBP28-50(pb).Blackwell Science.
  'The FIDIC Form of Contract', Nael Bunni. Second edition. 650pp. ISBN 0 632 04079 3.  GBP 79-50 (hb).  Blackwell Science.
  'Building Contract Claims', David Chappell. 464pp. ISBN 0 632 03646 X.  GBP45(hb). Blackwell Science.
  'Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time in Construction Contracts', Brian Eggleston. Second edition. 352pp. ISBN 0 632 04213 3.  GBP45(hb). Blackwell Science.

Personal news:
PIERRE KARRER, has been elected President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). Our congratulations.



Dear Mr. Chapman,
 Hi! My name is Marc McNamara and Ime is Marc McNamara and I am currently a final year student at Oxford Brookes University studying estate management. As part of my final year I must compile a dissertation on a topic of my choice and I have chosen the area of arbitration.
 In the course of my dissertation I intend to deal with the process of property arbitration, the 1996 Arbitration Act and the advantages of arbitration itself over the alternative methods of dispute resolution. I have browsed through your Internet site and found it very interesting as regards arbitration.
 I would very much appreciate your opinion on the process of arbitration etc. and any information that you can give will be greatly appreciated.
My e-mail address is and my postal address is Room K6F, Morrell Hall, John Garne Way, Marston, Oxford OX3 0TU [England]. I look forward to hearing from you ... ...
[I am sure that many of our readers are more au fait with property arbitration in England, than your dear editor. Could anyone with comments, or article reprints please drop Marc an e-mail or copies. Thanks, Ed.]

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