Ann Ryan Robertson, International Partner in Locke Lord’s Houston office, has been appointed to the roster of arbitrators for the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), a Netherlands-based nonprofit organization founded in 2018 to resolve disputes in the wider art community through mediation and arbitration. Robertson is among the first attorneys to be appointed to the ranks of CAfA arbitrators.
“It is an honor to be selected among a distinguished group to arbitrate cases through this unique organization. I look forward to improving the dispute resolution process in the art community through CAfA,” Robertson said.
“Locke Lord’s Art Law Industry Group has been at the forefront of the industry for years, and Ann’s selection to the CAfA panel further strengthens the reputation of the group,” said Stuart Bumpas, Chair of Locke Lord’s Art Law Industry Group.
CAfA allows parties to administrate their arbitration and mediation proceedings with the assistance of the Secretariat of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute. It was founded through a joint initiative of the Authentication in Art Foundation and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute.
“I am pleased Ann has been appointed to CAfA, a reflection of her strength as an arbitrator and of Locke Lord’s International Arbitration practice as a whole,” David Harrell, Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department and Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group, said.
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