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In Good Faith? Competing Concepts of Good Faith in International Disputes

This panel will examine how New York law’s implied obligation of good faith and fair dealing contrasts with other legal cultures’ concepts of good faith, and how these concepts collide in international disputes governed by New York law (with a focus on post-M&A disputes, but other types of disputes also to be discussed). Panelists will include arbitration lawyers and arbitrators trained in New York law, as well as in different legal traditions (such as civil law). They will discuss the meaning of the implied obligation, the concept of good faith in other legal jurisdictions (for instance, contrasting with art. 1104 of the reformed French civil code, which includes a more robust, non-derogable concept of good faith, and which applies to contract negotiation, formation, and performance); how these concepts collide when clients and lawyers from different legal jurisdictions and cultures interact, argue, and decide arbitrations governed by New York law; and the advantages that New York law has to offer in this area.
*The venue has reached capacity, please attend our virtual event.*
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Time: 12 - 2 p.m. 

Program Hosts and Moderators  
Thomas Odell
The Law Office of Thomas Odell
E. Rainbow Willard
Willard Arbitration

Valentine Chessa
MGC Arbitration
Alexander Gudko
Covington & Burling LLP
New York

Shaimaa Hussein
Willkie, Farr & Gallagher
New York

Barbara Maucher

Spots are limited, and a waitlist will be enacted should the event reach capacity.
Lunch will be provided for in-person attendance.

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