31 January 2019
London, United Kingdom TOPICS: * The EU's external investment policy; * The EU's investment policy towards Asia; * The EU's Energy investment policy. KEYNOTE SPEECH: Colin Brown, Deputy Head of Unit, Dispute Settlement and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission.
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4 February 2019 - 5 February 2019
The Hague, The Netherlands For the eighth year in a row, our annual gathering will bring together the most distinguished practitioners, academics, judges, regulators and experts who influence the day-to-day workings of the international financial markets. The Annual Conference represents an unique opportunity to gain insight and to discuss the most recent case law and relevant topical issues regarding complex financial products and dispute resolution. The programme will have a global theme at the intersection of dispute resolution and finance, and it will focus on the following topics: * Brexit; * Arbitration; * Fintech; * Financial Litigation; * Finance and International Law.
12 February 2019
Washington, DC. United States This seminar is given by Adriana San Román, member of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages on Int'l Arbitration, legal and financial damages expert, and Dr. Herfried Wöss, int'l arbitrator and counsel. Damages are the principal remedy in int'l business, in particular, with respect to complex long-term contracts such as turnkey construction projects, public-private partnerships, concessions, oil & gas projects, and also as regards less complex contractual relationships such as int'l sales contracts where specific performance is often not available under the applicable law, or simply not practical. The objective of this seminar is to introduce the participants to the damages doctrine under different rules of law, incl int'l law, and guide them on how to structure a damages claim or to reason a damages award. We will analyze cases using Int'l sales, turnkey construction contracts, JV agreements, post M&A disputes, PPPs, oil & gas projects and other income generating contracts & investments
27 February 2019 - 1 March 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands International law today is marked by 'judicialization' as a result of the unprecedented proliferation of int'l courts & tribunals. Great emphasis in this context has been put on how int'l courts & tribunals engage with - interpret, apply and further develop - int'l law, both general and specific. By contrast, what is often neglected, is that int'l courts & tribunals routinely engage with domestic law, in addressing incidental questions as well as applying domestic law as applicable law. This raises a variety of questions that are wholly underexplored and hidden behind the mantra that domestic law is to be treated principally as fact in int'l adjudication. How do int'l courts & tribunals engage with domestic law? Do they mimic domestic courts or apply a comparative and transnational approach? What happens to domestic law in the course of this process? Why do int'l courts & tribunals do one or the other? And what is normatively appropriate in this context? Deadline papers: 15 September
7 March 2019 - 8 March 2019
London, UK Now in its fourth year, the conference in 2019 will focus on a broad range of technical, economic and diplomatic factors that affect Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa. The conference will again examine the impact of oil price variations and regional security issues across the continent. It will be hosted by The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab. The conference is supported by the Scottish Arbitration Centre and the International Centre for Energy Arbitration. The conference is ideal for: * Academics; * Arbitrators; * Business professionals; * Corporate counsel; * Legal directors; * Legal practitioners; * Magistrates; * Mediators.
8 March 2019
New York, United States Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD), the Columbia International Arbitration Association's (CIAA) largest annual event, is one of the premier international arbitration and CLE-accredited conferences in the country, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community. This year's conference--which coincides with the 10th anniversary of CAD--will take place on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Columbia Law School, under the theme "10 Years of CAD: New Ideas, New Concerns."
22nd IBA Arbitration Day - Beyond the Governing Law: Mandatory Rules, Lois de police, Trade Sanctions and Other Conflicts of Laws14 March 2019 - 15 March 2019
Montreal, Quebec, Canada A conference presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee - full programme and registration details will be made available at a later date. Topics include: * Mandatory rules and lois de police (e.g., impact of a criminal investigation); * International trade sanctions; * Criticism of the investment treaty system; * Data protection, privacy, confidentiality and cybersecurity.
III LAwTTIP Joint Conference: EU Law, Trade Agreements, and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Contemporary Challenges (CFP deadline for abstracts: 10 Feb. 2019)21 March 2019 - 22 March 2019
London, UK The Centre of European Law of King's College London, in collaboration with the Int'l Research Centre on European Law of the University of Bologna and Institut de l'Ouest: Droit et Europe of the University of Rennes 1, is hosting the Joint Conference. The Conference will focus on the dialogue among int'l and regional institutions as a tool to overcome fragmentation and implement the rule of law in the int'l economic relations of the EU. The Conference contextualises the judicial system of the EU in the regime of protection of the rule of law and individual rights created by international trade and investment agreements. Its ultimate aim is to stimulate a debate between speakers and participants on how regional/local systems of protection of rights - such as the EU - do not exist in vacuum but are necessarily part of an int'l network of protection. The CJEU President, Prof. Koen Lenaerts will deliver the opening address. [Deadline for abstracts: 10 Feb. 2019, more info on the website]
1st Annual Tulane Law Energy Conference: The Changing Landscape for Cross-Border Energy Transactions28 March 2019 - 29 March 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana. United States Tulane Center for Energy Law is hosting its first annual Tulane Energy Conference - The Changing Landscape for Cross-Border Energy Transactions. The Forum will gather global experts from industry, government and the legal academics to discuss current pressing energy challenges and opportunities. Topics include: international developments of LNG markets; international investment disputes and energy investments; and hot compliance issues on the global energy landscape.
5 April 2019 - 6 April 2019
Săo Paulo, Brazil. As the only international mediation competition held in Latin America, the CPR International Mediation Competition is a unique opportunity for students to learn and practice mediation and negotiation skills through the role-playing of a mediation problem drafted by experienced mediators and practitioners. The competition convenes students and distinguished ADR professionals from around the globe providing exceptional network opportunities. The competition will be hosted by CAM-CCBC and will be preceded by a training for students, taking place on April 4, 2019. Pre-registration is open until November 25, 2018.
9 April 2019
Turin, Italy The emergence of new technologies within the rapidly developing digital economy, such as Distributed Ledger Technology (commonly referred to as Blockchain), have the potential to transform the current international regulatory framework that governs economic transactions. Although these new technologies are not yet established in international practice, their current development demands closer analysis of the implications for global governance. [Dateline for submission of abstracts: 29 January 2019]
9 April 2019
Ljubljana, Slovenia The conference is organized jointly by UNCITRAL and the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre (LAC) and will take place at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This time we will focus on: * New instruments for the enforcement of settlement agreements reached through international mediation; * Expedited proceedings; * Dispute avoidance and dispute resolution in construction industry; * Damages in international arbitration. On the day following the conference (10 April 2019), the Ljubljana Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot will take place, which will be a good opportunity for the teams for one final practice before the Moot in Vienna.
Colloquium: Actors in International Investment Law: Beyond Claimants, espondents and Arbitrators [call for papers]26 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
Paris, France This year's Colloquium focuses on actors in int'l investment law beyond claimants, respondents, and arbitrators. Panels will explore particular actors. POTENTIAL TOPICS: 1. Arbitral Institutions and Appointing Authorities (Including expert witnesses and tribunal secretaries); 2. Counsel; 3. TPF; 4. Public Participation (Including civil society, amici curiae, transparency in investment negotiations); 5. Scrutiny by Public Institutions (Including screening of FDI on grounds of national security and government screening of concluded IIAs); 6. National Governments and Treaty Negotiators; 7. Investment Promotion Agencies and Political Risk Insurance; 8. The European Union; 9. International Organisations (Excluding the EU); 10. Academics; 11. National Courts; 12: The Investor's Home State; 13: Other Investors (Beyond the Claimant Investor); 14: Other Tribunals (Including influence of existing case law). DEADLINE: Abstracts by 31 March 2019. More info in the flyer.
Note: a list of prior events can be found here.