issue #05, January 2016
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February 2018

  • Webinar: Making Mediation Work for States and Investors
    Mediation offers a party-driven approach to dispute settlement. A mediator's core task is to assist the parties in finding a tailored solution to their dispute; for example, by clarifying each parties' interests and identifying pathways to full—or partial—settlement agreements. It is in recognition of the important role that mediation plays in dispute settlement that is often enshrined in multilateral investment treaties. While the ICSID Convention & Rules provide for arbitration, conciliation and fact-finding procedures, they also leave the door open for mediation. An amicable settlement could be incorporated into an award of the arbitral tribunal, pursuant to ICSID Arbitration Rule 43(2), thereby benefitting from the robust enforcement mechanism that is unique to the ICSID Convention. This webinar will examine the benefits and challenges of mediation from the perspective of States and investors. Moderator: Frauke Nitschke. Speakers: Wolf von Kumberg and Carlos Jose Valderrama.
    27 February 2018. Online 10:00 - 11:30 am (EST),
    More information is available at the organisers website

March 2018

  • LCILP's 3rd Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa
    Now in its third year, the conference in 2018 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. TOPICS INCLUDE: * The Impact of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative on the Middle East and Africa: relations with South Asian Countries, energy infrastructure and diplomatic aspects; * Energy Poverty in energy rich countries: Causes, Energy security strategies, Renewable Energy sources and micro-generation; and * Regional Focus on East Africa: Tanzania and Kenya.
    6 March 2018 - 7 March 2018. London, UK,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Twelfth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference
    Leading international arbitrators and practitioners will address the latest developments in investment treaty arbitration. Special 20% Discount Registration Code for TDM/OGEMID - Use Code TDM20 when registering.
    6 March 2018. Washington, D.C. United States.,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • General Principles of Law in Investment Arbitration, and the Hierarchy of Norms under International Law
    Investment arbitration is governed by int'l law, which in turn is defined by Article 38 of the Statute of the Int'l Court of Justice. Customary int'l law and the lex specialis of treaties are two of the main primary sources of int'l law, but these sources are particularly geared to state-to-state conduct. With private parties and municipal law rights almost always at issue in an investment arbitration, the third primary source - "general principles of law recognized by civilized nations" - is becoming more important. These are the universal principles of municipal law accepted by nearly every legal system, unmoored from the parochial nuances of any one country and reduced to the basic norms that guide commercial interaction. Pacta sunt servanda, venire contra factum proprium and fraus omnia corumpit are among the principles that can guide and govern the outcome of a dispute that involves private parties, but is decided under int'l law....
    8 March 2018. London, United Kingdom,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Quinta Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión Washington D.C., 2018
    La Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión tiene por finalidad fomentar el estudio de la solución de controversias relativas a inversiones mediante el arbitraje internacional, a través de la simulación de un proceso arbitral y el uso de un caso hipotético. Los participantes actuarán en representación de las partes y presentarán una memoria de demanda y otra de contestación que contengan las pretensiones de su cliente y su sustento jurídico, para luego participar en audiencias donde actuarán en representación de las partes frente a un tribunal arbitral. La Competencia en todas sus etapas se llevará a cabo en idioma español. (in Spanish only)
    12 March 2018 - 16 March 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • OECD: Treaty shopping and tools for investment treaty reform
    The fourth annual OECD Investment Treaty Conference will address treaty shopping - a controversial investment treaty issue of policy interest for many governments and stakeholders -- and explore tools to help interested governments improve their investment treaty policies. Treaty shopping is widespread in the current investment treaty system. The Conference will discuss methods used, impact, policy issues raised, relevant government treaty policies and other issues. The Conference will also present the innovative Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI) to the investment policy community. A concluding session will consider potential tools for reform based on the discussion and prior work by the Freedom of Investment Roundtable, and future steps. Participation is by invitation only.
    12 March 2018. Paris, France,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • 33rd Joint Symposium on Ethics in International Arbitration: Arbitrators, Counsel, Experts, Witnesses, Parties & Funders
    The School of International Arbitration and the ICC Institute of World Business Law are organising the 33rd Joint Symposium which will examine the topical subject of Ethics in International Arbitration. While the discussion on ethics has often focused on ethical duties for arbitrators and counsel, the speakers of the Symposium will discuss a wide range of topics in addition to ethical duties for arbitrators and party representatives, including ethical duties for experts, witnesses, parties, and funders in international arbitration. Participants at the Symposium will have the opportunity to listen to practical and informative presentations from experienced arbitration lawyers, arbitrators, counsel and funders.
    12 March 2018. London, UK,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Joint UNCITRAL-LAC Conference on Dispute Settlement
    We are particularly excited to host you in Ljubljana as we will be celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the 1958 New York Convention as well as the ninetieth anniversary of the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre! We have prepared an exciting programme to mark the happy occasion. This year the focus will be on: * Recent trends in the application of the New York Convention, * Role of arbitral tribunals in combatting economic crime in international arbitration, * Third party funding in international arbitration - reshaping the landscape of dispute resolution. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Emmanuel Gaillard (Shearman & Sterling, Paris). On the day following the conference (21 March 2018), 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.
    20 March 2018. Ljubljana, Slovenia,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop - Honing the Art of Negotiation
    You are an in-house counsel, a contract manager, a transactional or dispute resolution lawyer. You have received a call from your management team or client at 6:30 p.m. asking you to finalise an arbitration agreement within a few hours before the deal is sealed. How do you secure the best possible arbitration agreement for your company or client, while bearing the business objectives in mind and making sure that the corporate policy is followed? What are the key drafting points you need to consider and what part of the arbitration agreement may be traded off against other teams of the contract? For anyone who has faced these questions, we welcome you to the HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop in Frankfurt. The workshop will feature a real-time negotiation over arbitration clauses to be included in two agreements concerning a Chinese private equity fund's investment in a joint venture through a German company.
    22 March 2018. Frankfurt, Germany,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • HIALSA International Arbitration Workshop 2017-2018 (7 of 9): Knowing your audience: differences in written and oral advocacy across jurisdictions and fora (Supported by Young ICCA)
    Part of the Harvard International Arbitration Conference. About the HIALSA International Arbitration Workshop 2017-2018: The Workshop builds upon Harvard Law School's rich traditions in advocacy and international law to offer HLS students an in-depth introduction to the practice of international arbitration. The Workshop will comprise nine individual sessions-beginning with the preliminary steps in a dispute and concluding with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards-drawing upon the diverse experiences of leading practitioners and arbitrators. The Workshop will supplement Harvard Law School's course offerings in international investment and commercial arbitration, as well as lectures and seminars hosted by HIALSA. The Workshop is truly the first of its kind, offering to HLS students an extraordinary opportunity to develop and hone their practical skills in international arbitration.
    24 March 2018. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • HIALSA International Arbitration Workshop 2017-2018 (8 of 9): Roundtable discussion: the in-house counsel's perspective.
    Part of the Harvard International Arbitration Conference. In-house counsels confirmed. Final list of panelists to be announced. About the HIALSA International Arbitration Workshop 2017-2018: The Workshop builds upon Harvard Law School's rich traditions in advocacy and international law to offer HLS students an in-depth introduction to the practice of international arbitration. The Workshop will comprise nine individual sessions-beginning with the preliminary steps in a dispute and concluding with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards-drawing upon the diverse experiences of leading practitioners and arbitrators. The Workshop will supplement Harvard Law School's course offerings in international investment and commercial arbitration, as well as lectures and seminars hosted by HIALSA. The Workshop is truly the first of its kind, offering to HLS students an extraordinary opportunity to develop and hone their practical skills in international arbitration.
    24 March 2018. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • HIALSA's 4th Annual Harvard Int'l Arbitration Conference - Global Voices in International Arbitration: A Dialogue Among Multiple Stakeholders
    The Conference will be keynoted by Mr. Jan Paulsson (Three Crowns Founding Partner) and Mr. Hewitt Pate (Chevron General Counsel). Through a series of panels featuring leading in-house counsels and practitioners, the Conference will explore pressing issues in international arbitration: institutions in investor-state dispute settlement, evidence in international commercial arbitration, cross-cultural advocacy, and the in-house counsel's perspectives on arbitration. The Conference is open to students, alumni, professionals, and the general public, free of charge. It is scheduled for the full day, and breakfast, lunch, and evening reception are currently planned. Because the attendance is capped at 200 people, please register as soon as possible, no later than March 1st.
    24 March 2018. Cambridge, Massachusetts,
    More information is available at the organisers website

April 2018

  • International Conference "60 Years of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: Key Issues and Future Challenges"
    This International Conference marks the 60th anniversary of the New York Convention, offering an opportunity to review the experience with the Convention, to take stock of current issues in the field and to consider future challenges. The New York Convention, as an instrument for the protection of trade and international investment is of great interest to lawyers, academics and entrepreneurs. To this end, the conference program will feature keynote lectures and various panels, which will guarantee an in-depth evaluation of the subject for two full days. A specific afternoon session for young academics and lawyers will be held on April 4th.
    4 April 2018 - 6 April 2018. Seville, Spain,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Arbitration in Banking and Finance Deconstructed: The New Deal
    Based on newly-released empirical findings, Professor Georges Affaki will explore in his lecture the reality of arbitration in banking and financial matters today. He will make the case for a differentiated approach according to the particular banking sector where arbitration is contemplated, with a special focus on derivatives, project finance, advisory banking, sovereign lending, and Islamic finance. He will analyse the prospects offered by the opening of investment arbitration to financial instruments and to banking claims, including in relation to confiscatory regulatory actions. He will critically review various arbitration initiatives dedicated to banking disputes around the world, and offer recommendations to arbitrators and counsel to take into account the reality of banking and finance in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis and the risk approach in international banks towards commercial and investment arbitration.
    5 April 2018. London, UK,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • 1st Arbitration Forum - Law and Economics Foundation St. Gallen
    For the first time the Law and Economics Foundation St. Gallen will host the Arbitration Forum. From 10 to 11 April 2018, international arbitration experts will discuss current issues in modern dispute resolution. The focus will be on future trends and (more) efficient proceedings. Speakers include renowned arbitration practitioners such as Gary Born, Marcelo Ferro, Inka Hanefeld, Boris Kasolowsky or Peter Rees as well as top-class in-house counsels such as Felix Ehrat (General Counsel Novartis) or Volker Viechtbauer (General Counsel Red Bull). The target audience consists of in-house counsels, arbitration counsels, arbitrators, as well as transaction lawyers, and service providers for arbitration proceedings. The event's two-day setting allows everyone to engage in meaningful discussions.​
    10 April 2018 - 11 April 2018. St. Gallen, Switzerland,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Seventh LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition
    The Center on International Commercial Arbitration will organize April 13-14, 2018, the Seventh LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition. This event, specifically created for LL.M. students, seeks to foster the study of international arbitration for the resolution of international business disputes and investment disputes. Please see Schedule here. The general rounds will take place Friday, March 24 and the elimination rounds Saturday, March 25. The competition focuses primarily on oral advocacy before a panel of arbitration experts. Participants are required to submit a brief argument outline. No other written memorandum is required. The Competition alternates every year between a problem involving an International Commercial Dispute and a problem arising out of an Investment Protection Law or BIT Provision. In 2018 the problem will be based on an International Investment Dispute.
    13 April 2018 - 14 April 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • 2018 CPR International Mediation Competition (pre-register no later than December 8, 2017)
    CPR is delighted to announce the II edition of its International Mediation Competition, which will take place for 2 days on April 17 & 18, 2018, in São Paulo, Brazil and will be hosted by CIESP/FIESP. The Award Ceremony will take place at the law firm of L.O. Baptista Advogados in São Paulo. The second edition of the competition will be open to teams selected from around the world. Teams are invited to PRE-REGISTER as soon as possible and no later than DECEMBER 8, 2017. The selected teams will be announced by DECEMBER 15, 2017. More information on the rules, how to register etc on the website.
    17 April 2018 - 18 April 2018. São Paulo, Brazil,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution for the 21st Century
    This symposium, held on the Thursday immediately after the ICCA Congress in Sydney, adds some Australian perspectives on recent developments in cross-border business dispute resolution, searching for a shared prognosis or recommendations on vexed issues such as treaty-based investor-state arbitration or alternatives such as new international courts. The symposium locates these perspectives in contemporary global and regional context, especially Asia-Pacific and European developments, mindful of both synergies and tensions among investor- state arbitration, inter-state dispute settlement, international commercial arbitration and cross-border commercial litigation. Presenters are deliberately diverse with respect to main areas of expertise, national or ethnic background, affiliation, age and gender. Several will also draw on participation in an earlier symposium co-organised with the University of Western Australia, and presentations from both events will be considered for publication.
    19 April 2018. Sydney, Australia,
    More information is available at the organisers website

May 2018

  • Postgraduate Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference 2018: Looking to the Future and Beyond: New Approaches to ADR
    KEYNOTE SPEECH: Dr John Sorabji (UCL). ABSTRACTS: submit before the 28th February 2018, details in the brochure. IT IS our pleasure to announce the first of the Leicester Law School­Postgraduate ADR Conference. The University of Leicester Law School has a vibrant research community with a wide range of different interests within the sphere of private, public and mixed dispute resolution, both at the domestic and int'l level. The topic is to be understood in a broad sense and int'l and transnational perspectives are highly welcomed. It could be interpreted to mean, inter alia, the ever-changing characteristics of ADR as an alternative to State Courts, how the quality and standards could be improved, the effect of its steady growth alongside the unprecedented technological change and its impact on the future of legal services. We invite doctoral and early career researchers to present on these and related issues. Submissions from all legal and interdisciplinary fields are welcomed.
    10 May 2018. Leicester, UK,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • International Investment Law and NCD Prevention
    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. Measures that states adopt with an aim to reduce risks for NCDs (eg, to reduce the availability, acceptability and affordability of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages and unhealthy food) could give rise to expensive legal proceedings that foreign investors in tobacco, alcohol and food sectors can bring against host states. The conference sets out to explore how international investment law can affect state regulatory autonomy in designing and implementing measures for preventing NCDs. If you are interested in presenting a paper at this conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short biography by 15th of March 2018 to ncdunit@liverpool.ac.uk
    10 May 2018 - 11 May 2018. London, UK,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Thirtieth ITF Public Conference: Enforcement in International Investment Law
    From enforcement of an arbitration agreement to enforcement of provisional measures and final awards, parties and tribunals have to rely on domestic authorities. In addition to difficult issues common to any arbitration proceedings, such as enforcement against non-signatories to the arbitration agreement, tracing the assets of reluctant debtors, and stay of enforcement, investor-State disputes add other complex issues. These include State immunity, different regimes under the New York Convention, the ICSID Convention and other regional conventions, as well as in States non-signatories to such conventions. Additional difficulties arise with the enforcement of non-pecuniary provisional measures and cost awards. These issues require a good understanding of the interplay between public international and domestic law. The Conference will also mark the sixtieth anniversary of the 1958 New York Convention, which continues to play an important role in international investment disputes.
    11 May 2018. London, UK,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • ILI Training: 2018 Arbitration and Mediation
    This seminar familiarizes participants with alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR). The first part of the seminar introduces participants to the goals and techniques of mediation; the second half focuses on the legal issues involved in international commercial arbitration. The emphasis throughout is on the development of practical skills through lectures and hands-on exercises. COURSE ADVISOR: Anne Marie Whitesell is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the ILI Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007. She has practiced with law firms in both the United States and in France and was a lecturer at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut de Droit Comparé.
    21 May 2018 - 1 June 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Advanced Seminar on: Damages in International Arbitration
    Damages are the principal remedy in international 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 international 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 into the damages doctrine under different rules of law including international law and guide them on how to structure a damages claim or to reason a damages award, using actual and hypothetical cases. International sales, turnkey construction contracts, joint venture agreements, post M&A disputes, PPPs, oil & gas projects and other income generating contracts and investments will be used for case analysis. The case studies are directly related to the topics analysed.
    24 May 2018 - 25 May 2018. Vienna, Austria,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Helsinki International Arbitration Day - Shaping the Future of International Arbitration
    Highly recommended for arbitrators, lawyers and in-house counsel interested or involved in domestic and international arbitration, the conference will include the following topics: * Public-Private Arbitration — How to Strike the Right Balance Between Public Interests and Private Proceedings; * Can Some Characteristics of Sports Arbitration be Adopted to International Commercial Arbitration?; * Users’ Perspective on the Future of International Arbitration; * How to Embrace the Disruption in International Arbitration?  Pitches on Recent Innovations and Technology. The half-day conference will be followed by a cocktail buffet and a dinner with speech. For further information and registration please visit the event website at www.hiad.fi
    24 May 2018. Helsinki, Finland,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Specialized Summer Program on International Commercial Arbitration
    Taught by leading practitioners and arbitrators from throughout the world, this Summer Program is a unique and concentrated three-week program that addresses fundamental issues of international commercial arbitration from theoretical and practical points of view. The program is uniquely designed to meet the complex needs and busy schedules of practicing attorneys interested in earning continuing legal education (CLE) credit. Students can earn academic credit. Participants may enroll in the entire session or register separately for one or more of the four-day (12-hour) courses. Networking activities such as conferences, luncheons, and visits to D.C. law firms provide participants opportunities to meet with faculty experts and practitioners. The summer program is directed by Horacio A. Grigera Naón, independent int'l arbitrator and former Secretary General of the Int'l Court of Arbitration of the Int'l Chamber of Commerce. The Program features 7 courses in English and 3 in Spanish.
    29 May 2018 - 14 June 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • X Conferencia Latinoamericana de Arbitraje - CLA 2018
    La CLA X se llevará a cabo en Cusco-Perú, del jueves 31 de mayo al viernes 1° de junio de 2017, es organizada por el Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Economía y Política - CEDEP con la Asociación Zambrano y cuenta con el apoyo de la Asociación Americana de Derecho Internacional Privado - ASADIP. Es bien sabido que la CLA tuvo un éxito rotundo en sus nueve ediciones a partir de 2009. Las tres primeras se realizaron en Asunción, la cuarta en Medellín, la quinta en Buenos Aires, la sexta en Punta Cana, la séptima en Curitiba, la octava en Miami y la novena en La Paz-Bolivia. En todas sus ediciones, la CLA ha tenido repercusiones altamente favorables, en gran parte debidas al alto nivel de las presentaciones y al interés manifestado en los debates. Todo esto forma la "marca CLA" que estamos empeñados en mantener, ya que estamos convencidos que el contenido y proyección del mismo no sólo interesan al mundo jurídico sino también al empresarial.
    31 May 2018 - 1 June 2018. Cusco, Peru,
    More information is available at the organisers website

July 2018

  • Arbitration Academy 2018
    ALL applications to attend the 2018 session must be submitted BEFORE March 9th, 2018, 23:59 hrs. The Academy was created to address the increasing demand for specialized teaching in int'l arbitration. The Academy provides advanced Summer Courses in Paris to students and young practitioners interested in int'l arbitration. The Curriculum is conceived by int'l arbitration academics and practitioners to cover all aspects of int'l arbitration, and the Courses are taught by the most renowned experts in the fields of int'l commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. The Curriculum includes a 105-hour General Course, alternating every year between int'l commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, Special Courses, as well as Workshops and Seminars. The program will commence with an Inaugural Lecture and also includes the Berthold Goldman Lecture.
    2 July 2018 - 20 July 2018. France,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact Arbitration Academy

September 2018

  • Colloquium: International Investment Law & Competition Law
    Although international investment law and competition law coexist regularly in international praxis, scholarly analysis largely treats them as parallel universes, and as a result their actual and potential overlap has yet to be sufficiently explored. The Colloquium aims to address this and, to this end, interested academics and practitioners, senior and junior, are invited to submit paper abstracts on the interaction of the two disciplines. The Colloquium is coordinated by Dr Katia Fach Gómez (University of Zaragoza, Faculty of Law), Dr Anastasios Gourgourinis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law; Athens PIL), and Dr Catharine Titi (CNRS and CREDIMI, University of Burgundy). CALL FOR PAPERS: Details on the submission procedure and key dates can be found in the flyer (proposals by 31 March 2018).
    27 September 2018 - 28 September 2018. Zaragoza, Spain,
    More information is available at the organisers website

October 2018

  • Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture Series 2018 Speaker: Professor William Park
    The Annual Lecture series brings prominent leaders in international commercial arbitration to discuss pertinent issues before the Washington College of Law and Washington, DC legal community. The lecture is sponsored by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer.
    4 October 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • ILI Training: 2018 Advanced Oil, Gas, Power, and Sustainable Energy
    Countries face many challenges related to sustainable development of their energy sectors. Governments must adapt policies and legal framework to efficiently develop their natural resources (both conventional and renewable resources); diversify and optimize the energy source mix, address climate change impact and meet INDC requirements, attract capital and expertise to develop the entire energy sector value chain; capture economic rents to pass through energy sector benefits to local communities; ensure optimum local content development; improve linkages to power sector; foster transparency, corporate social responsibility and environmental stewardship... COURSE ADVISORS: Guly Sabahi, independent legal adviser and outside general counsel. Robert Lesnick is an Executive Advisor to businesses and governments seeking to develop projects which expand development and use of natural gas.
    22 October 2018 - 2 November 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website

November 2018

  • ILI Training: 2018 Foundations of Advanced Arbitration and Mediation
    The seminar comprises the first week of the Advanced Arbitration and Mediation seminar and examines the foundations of arbitration and mediation, including advanced legal issues in international commercial arbitration. Participants will learn the principles of mediation through case studies and practical exercises. The seminar is an indispensable asset to all professionals seeking to strengthen their knowledge of ADR. COURSE ADVISOR: Anne Marie Whitesell is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the ILI Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007. She has practiced with law firms in both the United States and in France and was a lecturer at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut de Droit Comparé.
    5 November 2018 - 9 November 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • ILI Training: 2018 Advanced Arbitration and Mediation
    This course examines the practical applications of arbitration and mediation and discusses advanced legal issues in international commercial arbitration. The second week of the course takes critical focus on developing practical skills and knowledge through a simulated arbitration process. The course is intended for judges, lawyers, non-lawyer professionals who want to understand arbitration and mediation, as well as government officials, judicial officers, officials of judicial and legal training units, and court administrators. COURSE ADVISOR: Anne Marie Whitesell is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the ILI Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007. She has practiced with law firms in both the United States and in France.
    5 November 2018 - 16 November 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • ODR FORUM 2018 - Innovation and Impact: Online Courts and the Changing Landscapes of Digital Justice
    Join your international colleagues in Auckland - consistently voted one of the world's top ten "livable" cities - to explore current developments in the rapidly evolving world of digital platforms, portals, networks and courts. The two key themes for the 2018 Forum are Innovation and Impact. The first, which will be the focus for presentations on the first day, will explore updates and developments in the world of taking dispute and justice systems online. The second day will address some of the challenges and critical questions that arise through moving beyond innovation into the disruptions that digital justice can create. This "impact" discussion may show that these can be ambivalent developments, in both fostering access to legal and other resources, and challenging other norms. More information and a call for presentation is available on the conference website.
    14 November 2018 - 15 November 2018. Auckland, New Zealand,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • ILI Training: 2018 Fundamentals of Investor-State Arbitration
    This course teaches lawyers, and other professionals, such as international investors (whether companies or individuals), as well as government officials how to draft, negotiate and interpret bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and investment chapters of free trade agreements, and how to resolve disputes arising from them, including the valuation of damages and enforcement of arbitral awards. The use of BITs has exploded in recent years, with almost 3,000 such treaties in effect. This course provides the participants with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles applied in Investor-State arbitration. COURSE ADVISORS: Ian A. Laird is co-chair of the Crowell & Moring's International Dispute Resolution Group. Dr. Borzu Sabahi is an attorney in the International Arbitration group of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
    26 November 2018 - 30 November 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • ILI Training: 2018 International Investment Treaties and Investor-State Arbitration
    The use of investment treaties - including bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and free trade agreements (FTAs) - has exploded in recent years. Almost 3000 such treaties are in effect. Foreign investors have used BITs to initiate hundreds of international arbitration disputes against host governments with amounts ranging from a few million to several billion dollars in connection with foreign investments. This seminar teaches participants how to draft, negotiate, and interpret international investment treaties and also how to prevent and resolve disputes arising from them. Additionally, it includes advanced instruction in how and when international arbitration proceedings are initiated against nations that violate international treaties. COURSE ADVISORS: Ian A. Laird is co-chair of the Crowell & Moring's International Dispute Resolution Group. Dr. Borzu Sabahi is an attorney in the International Arbitration group of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
    26 November 2018 - 7 December 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • ILI Training: 2018 Multilateral and Regional Trade Agreements
    The seminar will cover the basic GATT and WTO rules, and examine the implications of the growth of RTAs. The course is designed to help governments and enterprises to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by multilateral and regional trade agreements, as well as to deal with their challenges. It will be taught by present and former senior government officials, leading academics and practitioners, and officials from multinational organizations. COURSE ADVISOR: Patrick Macrory is Director of ILI's International Trade Law Center. He was a senior partner in two of Washington's largest law firms, and has practiced trade law for more than forty years.
    26 November 2018 - 30 November 2018. Washington, D.C., United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website

Note: a list of prior events can be found here.

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