29 November 2021 - 3 December 2021
Venue: Hybrid WAW2021 will provide an organic D.C. forum in international arbitration for its legal community and the international and foreign community connected to it. WAW will further advance the analysis and discussion of developments reflected in arbitral awards, treaties, and international instruments at the forefront of international arbitration. WAW will be held both virtually and in person alternatively over the course of five days with 17 panels and networking events. The objective of WAW is to connect the members of Washington D.C.'s international arbitration community to the rest of the world. Each session will further advance the analysis and discussion of international arbitration while providing arbitrators, practitioners, academics and students the possibility to engage with each other and nourish the conversation. Please note, attendance is free of cost, but advanced registration is required.
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3 December 2021
Online, 9.30-13.00 CET SESSIONS: * The Powers of Arbitrators and the Law Applicable to Evidence; * Ascertaining the Facts Before the Arbitrators. Speakers/Moderators: * Andrea Carlevaris; * Giovanni Verde; * Pierre Mayer; * Catherine Kessedjian; * Xavier Favre-Bulle; * Barton Legum; * Laura Salvaneschi. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: * Antonio Briguglio; * Andrea Carlevaris; * Diego Corapi; * Maria Beatrice Deli; * Giorgio De Nova; * Andrea Giardina.
7 December 2021 - 9 December 2021
Online, Zoom. 7 Dec 15.30-17.00 GMT, 9 Dec 9.00-10.30 GMT An interactive workshop which will help arbitrators and arbitration practitioners to build on their understanding of the key issues relating to financial reporting fraud in international arbitration. Whether it is the legacy of notorious cases like Lehman Brothers or more recent examples from the UK such as Carillion and Patisserie Valerie, the level of attention paid to financial statement fraud appears to be higher than ever before. Experts from Mazars will share their insights from acting as experts in a range of fraudulent financial reporting cases including international arbitration. The workshop will cover: * The difference between a misstatement and a fraudulent misstatement in a set of accounts and how this may be presented to a Tribunal. * Typical challenges that may be raised to counter allegations of financial reporting fraud. These will be discussed in breakout groups where participants will be able to speak to the Mazars experts.
8 December 2021
9:30am - 10:30am (ET) - Zoom The negative impacts of int'l investment treaties and ISDS on the human rights of those affected by investment are well-documented, as are the constraints placed by investment treaties on the duty of states to regulate. Civil society organizations, human rights defenders, researchers, and Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council (among others) have advanced pathways for addressing these impacts along with visions for rights-based economic governance frameworks. What does real progress at this intersection of human rights and investment look like? What are our end goals? Which major shifts in law, policy, and outcomes on the ground should our collective attention be focused on? CCSI will be joined by distinguished panelists to discuss the evolving human rights and investment law landscape and whether we are making sufficient (and sufficiently fast) progress in redesigning investment frameworks that advance, rather than undermine, human rights and responsible investment.
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.
10 December 2021
5pm-7:45pm SGT / 9am-11:45am GMT / 10am-12:45pm CET * PANEL 1: legal effects of sustainable development in international investment law, and comments on the specific contribution the EU has made to integrate sustainable development in international investment agreements; * PANEL 2: A closer look at the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Chapters of EU International Investment Agreements. These chapters have been praised for creating a distinct promotional model for regulating the linkage between investment/trade and sustainable development. Yet, the implementation and enforcement of TSD provisions remain subject to debate. Are consultation and experts’ recommendation enough? Or should TSD provisions be enforceable through a sanction-based mechanism? Joint Conference National University of Singapore, Centre for International Law (CIL) and Queen Mary University London, School of Law (QMUL).
Book Launch Webinar - International Investment Protection of Global Banking and Finance: Legal Principles and Arbitral Practice16 December 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST (Zoom) International Investment Protection of Global Banking and Finance: Legal Principles and Arbitral Practice, recently published by Wolters Kluwer. In this book, Dechert lawyers Arif H. Ali Co-chair of Dechert’s International Arbitrations Practice) and David L. Attanasio provide the first complete overview of how international investment law and other sources of protection against political risk apply to investors and investments in the banking and finance sector. Along with the authors, esteemed international arbitration experts Samaa Haridi, partner at Hogan Lovells, and Ank Santens, partner at White & Case LLP, will discuss the implications of this resource for banks and other financial institutions. The program will offer practical insight into how international investment law is relevant to cross-border banking and finance activities (and what it has to offer in those areas). Opening remarks: Rekha Rangachari, Esq. (NYIAC)
17 January 2022 - 30 January 2022
Online On 17-30 January 2022, the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration will hold a Winter Academy "Exploring Centerpieces: Core Concepts of International Arbitration". Together with the stellar lecturers the students will explore the most acute topics in the field of arbitration. The Academy will be held online in English. Requirements: fluency in English and interest in dispute resolution. Experience, relevant internships and participation in moot courts may also be considered. Participation fee: 200 EUR paid upon successful enrollment. DEADLINE for applications: 31 October 2021. Details in the flyer. The lectures will be taught by the eminent foreign and Russian practitioners featuring among others: Jan Paulsson; Bernard Hanotiau; Sarah Z. Vasani; James Castello; Jeffrey Waincymer; Noah Rubins QC; Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC; Manuel Penades Fons; Patrick Taylor and Gavin Chesney; Leonid Kropotov.
John E.C. Brierley Memorial Lecture: Towards the end of arbitrability? About Achmea, Komstroy, PL Holdings, et al.19 January 2022
Zoom Giuditta Cordero-Moss to deliver the Brierley Memorial Lecture at McGill on January 19, 2022. This lecture on arbitration commemorates the life and work of John E.C. Brierley, who was Professor and Dean of Law at McGill. He was a prominent figure in the discipline of comparative law internationally and the leading Canadian expert on arbitration. The John E.C. Brierley Memorial Lecture is presented by McGill and its Research Team on Private Justice and the Rule of Law, with the support of the John E.C. Brierley Memorial Lecture Fund established by Yves Fortier and with the participation of the L. Yves Fortier Chair and the Sir William C. Macdonald Chair. This is a public lecture, but registration is mandatory. Please RSVP with your full name and affiliation to: email@example.com. Connection details will be provided by email closer to the event.
6 February 2022 - 11 February 2022
Basel, Switzerland The Winter Arbitration School will feature prominent arbitration practitioners and academics covering different types of public, private and hybrid arbitration topics, and will include speakers from int'l arbitration institutions headquartered in Switzerland and other countries. The school will feature an interactive six-day programme introducing participants to different types of public, private and hybrid arbitration and related practice development and career opportunities. TOPICS: * The conceptual foundations of int'l adjudication; * History of int'l arbitration; * Diversity in arbitration; * State-State institutional adjudication; * UNCLOS arbitration; * Business & human rights arbitration; * Investor-State arbitration; * Int'l commercial arbitration; * Arbitration & mediation at the WIPO; * Arbitration in sports; * Human rights at sea arbitration initiative; * Oral and written skills in arbitration; * Panel discussion with practitioners: careers in int'l arbitration.
16 February 2022 - 17 February 2022
Virtual Conference (CET time) The conference will cover the latest challenges and solutions of mitigating risks, gaining efficiency & ensuring successful ROI of contracts by utilizing legal-tech innovations and digital transformation tools. You can expect presentations and case studies from Maersk Drilling, TotalEnergies, Cadeler, Siemens Gamesa, EDF Renewabled, Enerparc, Engie and Wärtsilä. Up to 90 minutes of Q&A and networking time. Special discount for OGEL/OGELFORUM members!
18 March 2022 - 20 March 2022
Virtually The AIAC Pre-Moot is an annual training opportunity for students that will be competing in the Vis Moot and students generally interested in international commercial arbitration. The AIAC Pre-Moot echoes the goal of the Vis Moot since it is designed to stimulate the study of international commercial law and the use of arbitration to resolve international commercial disputes. Furthermore, in light of Malaysia’s further development as an arbi- tration-friendly jurisdiction and growth of international arbitration caseload, it is important to encourage local and international students to study international arbitration. The AIAC Pre-Moot is a unique initiative which helps talented students from all over the world experience the atmosphere of a real arbitral proceeding. More information about the dates, deadlines and schedule in the flyer.
Note: a list of prior events can be found here.