Specialized Summer Program on International Commercial Arbitration - American University Washington College of Law1 June 2021 - 17 July 2021
TBD The summer program offers practicing attorneys and students the opportunity for networking, gaining skills and career experience, and specializing in the field of arbitration. This three-week Program exposes practitioners and students to critical skills and practical insights into handling arbitration cases under various arbitration systems. The program brings together world-renowned practitioners and arbitrators who will present six courses/seminars in English and three in Spanish designed for professional development. Please note that while the full program is three weeks, participants can also register separately for one or more of the four-day courses.
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14 June 2021 - 17 June 2021
Online, 8am EDT / 8pm SGT * 14 June 2021: Reforming the Int'l Law of Foreign Investment - State of Play in International Organizations. Chair: Jose Alvarez (NYU); N. Jansen Calamita (CIL); Chi Manjiao (UIBE); Hamed El-Kady (UNCTAD); Meg Kinnear (ICSID). * 15 June 2021: Government Perspectives on Reform - The View from Asian Capitals. Chair: Romesh Weeramantry (CIL); Jaemin Lee (SNU); Nathalie Morris-Sharma (Singapore Attorney General's Chambers); Quynh VU (Viet Nam). * 16 June 2021: Investment Treaty Reform in Asia: Rule Makers, Takers or Breakers? Chair: N. Jansen Calamita (CIL); Charlie Garnjana-Goonchorn (Thailand); Prabash Ranjan (South Asia University); Stefanie Schacherer (CIL); Heng Wang (University of New South Wales). * 17 June 2021: The Long View on Reform in Asia. Chair: Hi-Taek Shin (SNU/KCAB International/Twenty Essex); Jonathan Bonnitcha (University of New South Wales); Surya Deva (City University of Hong Kong); Pasha Hsieh (SMU); Sufian Jusoh (National University of Malaysia).
18 June 2021
Online, 14:0018:00 CET OPENING REMARKS: by organisers Dr. Yulia Levashova (Nyenrode University); Dr. Ilia Rachkov (Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners); Prof. Julien Chaisse (City University of Hong Kong). PANELS: * General introduction to SEZs and its relationship with investment law; * Evolution of SEZs in China; * Evolution of SEZs in China and Russia; * Experience with SEZs from India and Jamaica. SPEAKERS & MODERATORS: * Anton Tugushev; * Alexandros Bakos; * Yichao Li; * Francisco José Leandro; * Chengjie Wang; * Gianmatteo Sabatino; * Dan Xie; * Piergiuseppe Pusceddu; * Sara Pugliese; * Andrey Petrakov; * Sergey Bakhmisov; * James J. Nedumpara; * Arpita Mukherjee; * Ferdous Rahman; * René Gayle; * Chantal Bennett.
25 June 2021
16:00-19:00 (GMT+8) In the final edition of the 'Why Hong Kong' webinar series, 'Why Invest in Hong Kong - A Look to the Future', prominent legal practitioners and renowned business leaders shall deliberate on various promising prospects of investing in Hong Kong - the indispensable nexus between China and the world. In particular, the panel discussion will address the pivotal topics of 'Investing in and through Hong Kong', 'Investment Infrastructure in Hong Kong - New Initiatives in Legal and Finance' and 'Hong Kong Going Forward in the Wake of China's Future Development'. TOPICS: * Panel I: Investing in and through Hong Kong; * Panel II: Investment Infrastructure in Hong Kong - New Initiatives in Legal and Finance; * Panel III: Hong Kong Going Forward in the Wake of China’s Future Development; * Conclusion.
30 June 2021
Luxembourg (in person) and online Following the success Of the first edition Of the Luxembourg Arbitration Day in 2019, the Luxembourg Arbitration Association hereby invites you to its second edition for a training on cross-examination and conferences on the topic of arbitration and States as well as on investment protection in times of climate change. Opening remarks by André Prüm, Estelle Brisson, Luc Frieden, Sam Tanson. TRAINING: * Cross-examination training (Part 1) CONFERENCE: * Session I : Investment protection in times of climate change: the future of the Energy Charter Treaty. * Session II : Arbitration and Sovereign States.
30 June 2021 - 1 July 2021
Online - 8:00 - 12:30 (CDT) / 15:00 - 19:30 (CET) TOPICS: * The Impact of the New Energy Reform: Clean Energy Certificates, Renewable Energy, Electric Industry, Oil & Gas; * Investment Arbitration and the Energy Sector; * The Paris Convention and Climate Change Arbitration; * Regulatory Freedom and the Illegality Threshold; * Third - Party - Finance; * Amparos and Fork - in - the - Road; * Challenges When Quantifying Damages in Energy Arbitrations; * State Defence; * Interview: Honourable Charles N. Brower. Organizers: Herfried Wöss and Guillermo Estrada.
5 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
France The Arbitration Academy is designed to provide advanced courses in arbitration law to students, government officials and practitioners who have already a general knowledge of arbitration law. The Academy provides advanced Summer Courses in Paris to students and young practitioners interested in international arbitration. The Curriculum is conceived by international arbitration academics and practitioners to cover all aspects of international arbitration, and the Courses are taught by the most renowned experts in the fields of international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. The Curriculum includes a General Course, alternating every year between international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, Special Courses on specific topics, as well as Workshops and Seminars on institutional arbitration offered by various arbitral institutions. Inaugural Lecture by Professor Maxi Scherer; Berthold Goldman Lecture by Bernard Hanotiau.
12 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
Riga and Jurmala The Baltic Arbitration Days is an international forum for arbitration practitioners and academics, which takes place every June in Riga and Jurmala. During two days of lectures and social functions, we discuss current issues of international commercial and investment arbitration. While Central- and Eastern Europe remains the focus of the conference, different guest countries or regions are designated each year, hosting speakers and participants from around the world. TOPICS: Arbitration in Transport related disputes, IT in Arbitration, 3. Party Funding, Investment Arbitration Update KEY NOTE SPEAKERS: David Greene, Kevin Kim and Chiann Bao.
10 September 2021
Online This year's program includes: 1. Arbitrator's headaches: * Badly pleaded cases - what arbitrators should do and what they can't do?; * Due process paranoia or how to devalue arbitration?; * Increasing over-reliance on experts?. 2. The role of Psychology in International Arbitration: * Witness testimony is the best! - A fatal error?; * The art of settlement; * Psychology of decision-making process. 3. Novel Approaches to Expert Testimony Preliminary registration is required.
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.
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.