MIAMI - Reed Smith international arbitration partner Cristina Cárdenas has been appointed to lead the opening of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ (CIArb) regional office in Miami.

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The CIArb is a leading professional membership organization representing the interests of alternative dispute resolution practitioners worldwide, and counts more than 16000 members in the form of counsel, advocates, academics, experts, and other professionals affiliated to dispute resolution. 

At the end of 2019, after the North America Branch (NAB) had spent several months building a business case, the global Board of CIArb Trustees approved the opening of a Western Hemisphere regional office in Miami. NAB director Cristina Cárdenas was appointed to head the team setting up the office, expected to open by autumn 2020.