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July 25, 2013
The Law Center – Boise, ID
1.0 CLE Credits
Yancy Cottrill will present a 1-hour CLE, Frontier Law in Fourth Fastest Growing Economy in the World – An Overview of the Mongolian Legal Environment. The outline for this presentation is as follows:
- Introduction of Mongolian Society
- Brief History of the Evolution of Mongolian Law
- Present Legal System, Laws, and Arbitration
- CurrentChallenges and Events
About Yancy Cottrill
Yancy Cottrill, an attorney admitted to the New York Bar, recently moved to Boise from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In the Ulaanbaatar office of Anderson & Anderson LLP, he advised both foreign and domestic clients who were either established or looking to enter the Mongolian market. He was active in the Mongolian legal community speaking at conferences in Mongolia, China, and Thailand on the ever-changing status of the domestic legal environment.
Mr. Cottrill is an LLM graduate from the Central European University in Budapest and a JD graduate from the David A Clarke School of Law- University of the District of Columbia. He has published chapters on the mining capital markets in Mongolia and arbitration in Mongolia, as well as, law review articles on topics ranging from human rights abuses to the applicability of UCC Article 6
in the emerging markets of post-communist countries.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (MDT)
Registration / Catered Lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Idaho Supreme Court, 451 W. State St., Boise, ID
Also presented as a Live Webcast
2.0 CLE Credits of which 0.5 is Ethics
The United State is not a party to a treaty with any country (not even Canada) that would make U.S. federal or state court judgments automatically enforceable outside of the U.S. By contrast, U.S. arbitral awards are enforceable in most countries under the U.N. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards – the so-called “New York Convention.”
When negotiating a contract with a foreign party, should you agree to international arbitration rather than litigation in a foreign court? What are the pros and cons of international arbitration? What should you include in an arbitration clause? What are the advantages and disadvantages of involving an arbitral institution, such as the International Chamber of Commerce? How does ICC arbitration work?
A distinguished group of presenters will answer these questions and provide in-depth personal experience with international arbitration and international litigation. Presenters include: Josefa Sicard-Mirabal (Director of Arbitration and ADR in North America for the ICC International Court of Arbitration) and David B. Wilson (Sherman & Howard LLC).
For complete information and a registration form, download the brochure.
Amanda Breen presents today on matters affecting a number of international civil and criminal tribunals, including: The International Court of Justice, Permanent Court of Arbitration, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, International Criminal Court, and war crimes courts.
To download the presentation materials, click here.
Boise’s Committee on Foreign Relations will host a dinner meeting with Col. Robert Cassidy at the Red Lion Downtowner on March 13, 2013, which is open to the public for a $25 fee. From their website:
War, Will, and Warlords:
Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Col. Robert Cassidy, Ph.D., is a military professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island, and a senior fellow with the Center for Advanced Defense Studies. Most recently he served as the special assistant to the commander of the ISAF joint command in Afghanistan.
An expert in strategy and irregular warfare, Cassidy is the author of War, Will and Warlords, which Foreign Policy magazine lauded as a “must read for all scholars, policymakers, diplomats, and military practitioners seeking to understand the Afghanistan-Pakistan nexus.”
Cassidy holds master’s degrees from Boston University and the Naval War College; a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy; and a Diplome d’Etudes Superieures de Defense from the Ecole de Guerre in France.
For more information, visit the Committee’s website.