3 September 2021 - 22 November 2021
Online This 10-week course offers a comprehensive study of the law and practice of IIA. The course is primarily aimed at governmental officials, who want to build their expertise in dealing with arbitrations involving foreign investors. The course offers an integrated programme of state-of-the-art research and practice-based knowledge, legal awareness, and practically applicable skills. At the end of the course, participants will have a good knowledge and understanding of: * Legal, economic, political, and historical context of investment treaty arbitration; * Jurisdictional issues and requirements arising from an investment claim under investment treaties; * Relevant substantive standards of protection, and how they apply to investment claims; * Different procedural and strategic considerations at play at various stages of investment arbitration, including key defences available to States; * Various approaches to the quantification of damages; * Process of enforcement of arbitral awards.
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16 September 2021 - 20 September 2021
Online PRETRAC is a career focused training which aims to familiarise you with the types of issues you will encounter in energy arbitration, introduce you to the knowledge and skill required to make you a good energy disputes expert, and work with you beyond the training to build a career as an expert in resolving energy disputes. It will include: (1) a training session where a faculty of experienced energy disputes practitioners take participants through various features of a typical energy dispute, using a case study; (2) career-focused activities, through which: (a) participants are given tips on "how to succeed" in a fireside chat with experienced energy disputes practitioners; (b) participants engage in exciting quiz competition to identify winners; and (c) the winners of the competition are provided with an opportunity to interview for sponsored internship positions with African and International Law Firms within the AEA Network of Supporting Institutions (NOSI).
22 September 2021
Virtual and physical formats 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm (Paris time) Derains & Gharavi will be hosting in simultaneously virtual and physical formats the 4th Edition of the Lusophones' Arbitration Meeting during the Paris Arbitration Week (PAW). This year the participants will discuss the principle iura novit curia (iura novit arbiter) in international arbitration, with three Panels about the following subtopics: Panel I. Iura Novit Curia: A Lusophone Perspective; Panel II. Iura Novit Arbiter and the Lex Causae: Case Studies; Panel III. Iura Novit Arbiter and Rules of Public Policy This event will be entirely conducted in Portuguese.
Mixed Arbitral Tribunals, 1919-1930: An Experiment in the International Adjudication of Private Rights30 September 2021 - 1 October 2021
Luxembourg, Luxembourg The creation of a system of Mixed Arbitral Tribunals (MATs) was a major contribution of the post-WWI peace treaties to the development of international adjudication. Numerically speaking, the 36 MATs were undoubtedly the busiest international courts of the interwar period. Taken together, they decided on more than 70,000 cases, mostly covering private rights. This caseload is even more impressive if one considers that their existence generally did not exceed 10 years, as most of the MATs were discontinued pursuant to the 1930 Young Plan. The MATs are similarly remarkable from a procedural point of view. By organizing a conference specifically dedicated to the MATs and their impact on international adjudication of private rights, the Max Planck Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law would like to shed new light on this often overlooked chapter in the history of international law.
7 October 2021
Online The theme of this year's Mediation Symposium aims to consider 'Inclusion and exclusion in mediation: Choosing to challenge?' and the keynote speech will be delivered by Louis Germain, Chief of Office (Director) and Deputy UN Ombudsman, UN Office of the Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS). This flagship event is open to mediators, practicing lawyers, arbitrators, barristers, corporate counsel, business professionals, students with interest in ADR and academics from around the world.
21 October 2021 - 28 October 2021
Hybrid Conference The Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA) and the Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy, College of Law, National Taiwan University (ACWH) are to jointly host the “2021 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation” in Taipei, Taiwan and Online. Considering the various travel restrictions due to the pandemic, this year we are planning a hybrid conference. To ensure effective interaction between onsite and online participants, there will be 3 sessions to be held on 3 designated dates: * 21 October - Topic 1: Due process as a ground for annulment or non-enforcement of arbitral awards, 9:00-11:00 (Taipei Time); * 27 October - Topic 2: Ethics in international arbitration, 15:30-17:30 (Taipei Time); * 28 October - Topic 3: Arbitration in Taiwan, 15:30-17:30 (Taipei Time).
22 October 2021
Hybrid Event, 09.00 - 17.30 (UK time) The Investment Treaty Forum brings together senior practitioners, arbitrators, academics and other experts to discuss time limits in international investment law. We are pleased to announce that Professor Kaj Hobér of Uppsala University, Sweden will deliver the keynote address. The topics will include: * retroactive application of law; * application of treaties before entry into force (including provisional application); * continuous breaches; * the applicability of commercial law statutes of limitation in ISDS; * sunset clauses in international investment agreements; * the consequences of mutually agreed termination of treaties. The conference will be conducted in the hybrid format (online and in-person) subject to COVID-related restrictions effective at the time of the conference.
VI Symposium on Salient Issues in Int'l Commercial Arbitration: Does a Transnational Legal Order Exist in International Arbitration?10 November 2021
Washington DC On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, the Center on International Commercial Arbitration will hold the fifth Symposium on Salient Issues in International Arbitration. The topic of this Symposium will be: Does a Transnational Legal Order Exist in International Arbitration? The Symposium on Salient Issues in International Arbitration is organized biannually by the Center on International Commercial Arbitration. The purpose to present a global perspective of current developments in international arbitration throughout the world. The symposium hosts prominent speakers and generates a dialogue about salient issues in international commercial arbitration, as well as current developments in BIT and ICSID arbitration, in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia.
CIArb Alexander Lecture 2021 - International Arbitration and Sustainable Investment: Facilitator or Foe? (Wendy Miles QC FCIArb)11 November 2021
Online, 18:00 - 19:30 (UK) The Alexander Lecture 2021 will be delivered by Wendy Miles QC FCIArb, Twenty Essex. The lecture will focus on ADR, sustainability and climate change and is entitled 'International Arbitration and Sustainable Investment: Facilitator or Foe?' In the field of climate change and finance, Wendy acts as global coordinating counsel to various major corporates in relation to climate change transition, disclosure, reporting, compliance, and investment. She regularly advises investors and States in respect of climate related physical, transition and litigation risk. She works closely with several States in relation to climate transition regulatory structures to mobilise finance and formulate climate investment policy. She also works closely with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and has represented it at the Conferences of the Parties on climate since 2015.
Colloquium International Investment Law and New Technologies (Call for Papers, closing date 28 May 2021)9 December 2021 - 10 December 2021
Tilburg, the Netherlands New technologies reshape the foundations of International Economic Law and the protection of investments under IIAs, and potentially pose challenges to the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). The organizers of the Colloquium invite scholars working in the relevant fields to submit abstracts of a conceptual, theoretical and empirical nature on the following, broadly defined areas: A. The International Economic Order in the Age of Digitization and Innovation; B. Foreign Investment and International Investment Law in the Digital Economy; C. Foreign Investments and International Investment Law in the Innovation Economy; D. Blockchain Technology and International Investment Law; E. Foreign Investment in Digital Infrastructure; F. Arbitrating Investment Disputes in the Age of New Technologies The Colloquium is convened by Panos Delimatsis, Georgios Dimitropoulos, and Anastasios Gourgourinis.
Note: a list of prior events can be found here.