Squire Sanders Among the Founding Law Firms at the Opening of the New York International Arbitration Center

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    Squire Sanders, one of the Founding Firms of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), is very pleased to participate in the opening today of NYIAC’s new, state-of-the-art hearing facility and conference center located in the Socony-Mobil Building, 150 East 42nd Street. The opening of the NYIAC center reinforces the position of New York City as a global center for international arbitration and dispute resolution in general.

    NYIAC, a New York not-for-profit corporation founded by 36 leading commercial law firms in New York to advance international arbitration in New York, now offers world-class hearing rooms and conference rooms designed to handle international dispute resolution proceedings of all levels of complexity, including large, multi-party arbitrations, mediations, and arbitrator conferences.

    Squire Sanders partner Richard Mattiaccio, who leads the firm’s arbitration and litigation practice in New York, represents Squire Sanders on the NYIAC board of directors and is a member of the NYIAC Executive Committee. Squire Sanders public finance partner Ken Bond serves as NYIAC’s corporate counsel and secretary.

    In a note to NYIAC’s Executive Director, Alexandra Dosman, Mattiaccio stated, on behalf of the firm that “Squire Sanders is committed to supporting NYIAC’s efforts to facilitate international arbitration in New York as well as NYIAC’s broader mission to spread the word that there is no better place than New York for international arbitration, thanks to a deep bench of experienced and diverse arbitrators and a body of laws and procedures that support the autonomy of arbitration proceedings and the effectiveness of arbitral awards.” He added, “Squire Sanders looks forward to continuing to work with NYIAC to ensure that New York receives from private and public-sector parties who use arbitration to settle disputes around the globe, the consideration our city deserves as a world-class center for international dispute resolution.”

    With offices across the United States and in major business centers around the world, Squire Sanders is one of a small number of legal practices to serve the international arbitration needs of clients on a global basis. The firm’s award-winning International Dispute Resolution (IDR) practice, led by Squire Sanders partner George von Mehren, is recognized by leading industry journal Global Arbitration Review as one of the top 30 in the field. During the past two years, Squire Sanders has represented clients in some of the world’s more significant international arbitrations, according to the Arbitration Scorecard published by The American Lawyer.

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