James M. Gaitis - International Arbitration Chambers
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PUBLICATIONS
 
Books
 
Editor, The leading Practitioners' Guide to International Oil & Gas Industry Arbitration (Juris Publishing  2015)

Co-Editor (with Lawrence Newman), Take the  Witness—Cross-Examination in International Arbitration (L. Newman & J. Gaitis, eds, 2d edition, Juris, forthcoming 2018)

Editor-in-Chief, The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration--Fourth Edition (J. Gaitis, A. H. Gwyn, L. Kaster, J. McCauley eds., 2017)
 
Editor-in-Chief, The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration—Third Edition (J. Gaitis, C. Ingwalson, Jr., V. Shelanski eds. 2013) (co-author of two chapters regarding international arbitration and six chapters regarding domestic commercial arbitration)
 
Editor-in-Chief, The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration—Second Edition 2010 (J. Gaitis, C. von Kann, R. Wachsmuth eds. 2010) (co-author, four chapters)
 
Co-Editor, The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration--First Edition (C. von Kann, J. Gaitis, J. Lehrman eds. 2006) (co-author—Chapters 3, 5, 10, and 11)—Finalist, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution 2007 Book Awards.
 
Book Chapters

Chapter 1--The Changing Landscape of International Oil & Gas Arbitration--The Leading Practitioners' Guide to International Oil & Gas Arbitration (Juris Pub 2015)

Chapter 42--International Arbitration in Oil & Gas/Energy--The Leading Arbitrators Guide to International Arbitration (Juris Pub 3rd ed. 2014) (Co-author)
 
In addition to substantively editing, revising, and generally contributing to the various chapters of The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (Third Edition), Mr. Gaitis is a coauthor of the following chapters of that publication:
 
Chapter 1—Introduction
Chapter 3—Nonneutral Arbitrators
Chapter 5—Determining Jurisdiction and Arbitrability
Chapter 8—Discovery
Chapter 12—Awards
Chapter 13—Postaward Matters (cited in Hill v. Wackenhut Servs. Int'l, 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 133094 (D.C.C. 2013) and quoting at length J. Gaitis discussion of functus officio doctrine as supporting court's conclusion that arbitrator exceeded his authority by reconsidering a partial final award)
Chapter 14—Emergency Arbitrators
Chapter 16—Class Arbitrations
Chapter 18—International Arbitration (Preliminary Matters)
Chapter 19—International Arbitration (Conduct of the Proceeding)
 
Major Law Review  and Law Journal Articles & Issues
 
Guest Editor, Journal of World Energy Law & Business (Special Issue on Energy Sector Disputes) (2015)

Guest Editor (with Graham Coop, General Counsel, Energy Charter Secretariat). Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Special Issue on Energy Dispute Settlement) (August 2007))
 
Finality, Functus Officio, and Ripeness: The Interlocutory Arbitral Award Conundrum, Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp1-64 ( 2013)
 
Clearing the Air on on "Manifest Disregard" and Choice of Law in Commercial Arbitration: A Reconciliation of Wilko, Hall Street , and Stolt-Nielsen, 22 Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 21 (2011) (Cited to the United States Supreme Court by the Petitioner in Argentina v. BG Group PLC, No. 14-211)
 
Unraveling the Mystery of Wilko v. Swan: Traditional American Arbitration Vacatur Law and the Accidental Demise of Party Autonomy, 7 Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 1-63 (2007) (Cited  to the United States Supreme Court in Hall Street v. Mattel, 552 U.S. 576 (2008))
 
The Federal Arbitration Act: Risks and Incongruities Relating to the Issuance of Interim and Partial Final Awards in Domestic and International Arbitration, 16 Am Rev. Int’l Arb pp. 1-135 (2006) (Cited to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Bosack v. Soward, 573 F.3d 891 (9th Cir. 2009); cited to the Texas Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court in In re Norwood, No. 10-0112). (Cited three times by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court in VDE Corp. v. F & R. Contractors, Inc., 180 D.P.R. 21 (2010)).
 
International and Domestic Arbitration Procedure:The Need for a Rule Providing a Limited Opportunity for Arbitral Reconsideration of Reasoned Awards, 15 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 9-105 (2004) (Cited to (1) the United State Supreme Court in the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Wein & Malkin v. Hemsley-Spear, Inc., 846 N.Y.S.2d 1201 (N.Y. 2006), cert. dismissed and remanded, 548 U.S. 940(2006) and (2) the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by the Appellee in T. CO Metals LLC v. Dempsey Pipe & Supply, Inc., 592 F.3d 329 (2d Cir. 2010)).
 
Non-neutral Arbitrators, 4 J. Am. Arb. 369-81 (2005) (with Richard Chernick and Robert Davidson)
 
The Ongoing Federalization of Commercial Arbitration in Montana, The Montana Lawyer, Vol. 30, No. 7 (April 2005) (cited to the United States Supreme Court in Geneva-Roth Ventures v. Kelker, No. 13-97 (Petition for Certiorari pending))
 
Other Articles & Publications

Editorial (& Guest Editor)--Journal of World Energy Law & Business, Vol. 8, No. 2, April 2015

International Oil & Gas Disputes--Arbitration Implications Arising from Assignments of Contracts to Foreign Parties--State Bar of Texas, Oil & Gas Disputes CLE, 2015

Assessing the Risks in the Use of Interim and Partical Final Awards, JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Newsletter (May 2012)
 
Reexamining Finality: How to Revise Institutional Practice Rules to Allow for Reconsideration of Reasoned Arbitration Awards (Pt. I), Alternatives (the monthly publication of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution), Vol. 23, No. 7, p. 113 (2005).
 
It’s time to Provide Parties a Limited Opportunity to Seek Rehearing on Reasoned Arbitration Awards (Pt. II), Alternatives (the monthly publication of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution), Vol. 23, No. 8, p. 132 (2005).


.SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Emergency Arbitrators and Emergency Relief in International Energy Arbitrations--5th Annual Joint ITA-IEL-ICC Conference on International Energy Arbitration (Houston--January 19, 2018 scheduled)

Emergency Arbitrators in U.S.-based Domestic and International Arbitrations--Annual Meeting of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (Minneapolis-Oct. 2017)

Managing Complex International Oil & Gas Arbitrations--AIPN/ICDR 2016 Dispute Resolution in the Oil & Gas Business (Houston-Oct 27 & 28, 2016)

Appointing Party-appointed Arbitrators in Multi-party Energy Arbitrations in the U.S., Second Annual Canadian Program of the Energy Bar Association (Calgary-October 9, 2015)

Luncheon Speaker (international commercial oil & gas disputes) Texas State Bar program on Oil & Gas Disputes (Houston--January 8 & 9, 2015)

ICDR/AIPN Conference: Dispute Resolution in the International Oil & Gas Business (2-day program) (topic: Onshore Gas Processing Disputes and Offshore Production Handling Disputes) (Calgary--October 16-17, 2014) )

Guest commentator--Emergency Arbitrators--International Arbitration Club of New York (New York--May 2014)

Review and recognition of international interlocutory arbitral rulings--International Arbitration Club of New York (New York--November 2013)
 
Finality and Ripeness--The Evolving Reviewability of Interlocutory Arbitral Awards, Annual Meeting of the American College of Construction Lawyers (Coral Gables, February 2013)
 
Honorary Host Committee, 13th Annual ABA Dispute Resolution Spring Conference (Denver, April 2011)
 
Contemporary Issues in Commercial Arbitration, Annual Meeting of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (San Francisco, October 2008)
 
Making Arbitration Work, Spring Meeting, American College of American Trial Lawyers (Tucson, March 2008)
 
Risks and Incongruities in the Issuance of Interim and Partial Final Awards—Annual Meeting of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (New York, October 2007)
 
Energy Sector Dispute Resolution (Panel discussion sponsored by the U.S./Mexican Bar Association and the CPR)—Border Energy Forum (San Diego, October 2007)
 
Specialized Arbitration & Advocacy Skills in International Oil & Gas Disputes—An Annual CEPMLP 5-Day Seminar (Seminar director/speaker) (St. Andrews, Scotland, UK August 2007)
 
Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration—Juris Conferences (Washington, D.C. May 2007)
 
Meeting Co-Chair (With Ruth V. Glick), Annual Meeting of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (Seattle, October 2005)
 
Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration—Annual Meeting ABA DR Section (Los Angeles, April 2005)
 
Montana Judicial Conference—Featured Speaker on the topic of arbitration (Missoula, MT 1995)
 
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