issue #05, January 2016
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May 2018

  • Asia ADR Week 2018 - Discover the Difference: The Asian Experience
    Organised by the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), formerly KLRCA, this conference promises to deliver the "Asian Experience", tapping from a diverse and mixed culture of expertise and specialisations from all over Asia and focusses on the demands and needs of Asian businesses. Spanning across three days, the ASIA ADR WEEK 2018 will cover key issues including the promotion of business and investment within the region and how the ADR framework is designed to complement the expansion and growth expected from the commercial industry in the coming years with the anticipated economic boom. The ASIA ADR WEEK 2018 provides a platform to promote Asia, as a pivotal market given the plethora of multi and transnational trade agreements being formulated as we witness a shift of commercial focus to the East, with Asia being a continent that sits at the heart of all these trade agreements.
    5 May 2018 - 7 May 2018. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Asia ADR Week: Discover the Difference - The Asian Experience, Official Launch of the Asian International Arbitration Centre
    PROGRAMME: * Official Launch of Asia ADR Week 2018 and Launch of the Asian International Arbitration Centre; * Opening speeches by Guest of Honor (to be announced soon); Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo, Director of AIAC; SESSIONS: * Building a New Asia: a Spectrum of Opportunities; * Business in Malaysia: Sharing Solutions, Getting the Deal Through; * Gaining the Edge in Business: Unravelling the Myths of the ADR Ecosystem; * Real Money, Real Investors, Real Time, Real Talk ­ What ADR Can Do For You; * Together Towards the Future ­ But First, a Look Back; * Tomorrow's Methods: Holistic Resolution of Conflicts & Dispute Avoidance; * Training Workshop for Selected Spotlight ADR Topics; * The Dawn of the Digital Era of ADR; CIPAA CONFERENCE SESSIONS: * Making it Matter: Natural Justice in CIPAA; * CIPAA Refresher Course & Certificate Workshop; * Moving to Mastery: the Standard Form Contracts.
    5 May 2018 - 7 May 2018. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Investor-State Mediator Training
    The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the International Energy Charter cordially invite you to attend their yearly investor-State mediator training course that will take place from May 7 to 10, 2018 in Paris, France. The training course is intended to give investor-State dispute resolution practitioners and experienced mediators knowledge of the context, framework and practice of investor-State disputes, and will provide participants with the skills to mediate investment disputes. The training course will cover among other topics, considerations specific to investor-State mediation, intercultural competency, process design, conduct of an investor-State mediation, and ethical challenges. The full course program is attached and available here.
    7 May 2018 - 10 May 2018. Paris, France,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • 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
    The Law & NCD Unit at the University of Liverpool is organising a conference in London on 10 and 11 May 2018, with an aim to examine the relationship between the policies for preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and international investment law. NCDs are responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. Measures that states adopt with an aim to reduce risks for NCDs 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. The event is free. You can find the draft programme and registration details on the website.
    10 May 2018 - 11 May 2018. London, UK,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • OGEMID and TDM Past, Present and Future: a Celebration
    Thomas Walde, the founder of OGEMID and TDM was both an academic and a practitioner. As such, he had a particular vision for OGEMID and TDM: that the discussion forum and publication should be both practically relevant and academically sound. While TDM should be seen as the leading online journal on international arbitration, mediation and ADR, and international investment law, OGEMID was to be a discussion forum in which all manner of views were welcomed, and where ideas, no matter how controversial, could be tested among experts in the community. In the 10 years since Thomas passed his vision has been expertly taken forwards and further shaped by a committed team of co-moderators, editors and rapporteurs. More information and Registration
    10 May 2018. London, United Kingdom,
    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
  • Key Issues in International Arbitration: Advocacy, Damage Calculation, Settlement and Cybersecurity
    The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was established to address the legal challenges that arise in cross-border investment in the energy sector. It provides a multilateral framework for energy cooperation that is unique under international law. The ECT was designed to promote energy security through the operation of more open and competitive energy markets, while also respecting the principles of sustainable development and sovereignty over energy resources. This conference on May 11, 2018, in Paris, examines key issues in international arbitration through the lens of energy-sector dispute settlement. Leading arbitration practitioners, legal experts, academics and arbitral institutions will explore: * Advocacy in international arbitration involving energy disputes; * Settling investment disputes without tribunal rulings; * Damage calculations in international arbitration; * Cybersecurity in international arbitration and mediation.
    11 May 2018. Paris, France,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • First Conference on the Rise of International Commercial Courts
    Qatar University College of Law in partnership with the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Center are organizing the 1st conference dedicated to discussing the rise of international commercial courts and their relationship with arbitration. The conference is under the auspices of the Sir William Blair Distinguished Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution held by Professor Francis Botchway. This is the 4th annual conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution organized by the College of Law at Qatar University. The previous conferences featured luminaries in the field such as Lord Philipps; Professor Brigitte Stern; Austrian to Qatar Ambassador Willy Kempel; Professor Loukas Mistellis, Professor Abdelwahab, Professor Francis Botchway, etc. This year's event will feature Justice Kannan Ramesh of the Singapore Supreme Court Professor Lucy Reed, Justice Frances Kirkham of the Qatar International Court, Mr. Michael Patchett Joyce, Barrister of Outer Temple, London, and others.
    13 May 2018. Doha, Qatar,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • 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
  • Prague Negotiation and Mediation Week
    From May 21 - 25, 2018, join us in the wonderful setting of Prague, an ancient city listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, for the first edition of the Prague Negotiation and Mediation Week - a challenging five-day long training focussed on negotiation and mediation of cross border disputes. The program includes, among others, the following topics: Dirty Tricks in Negotiation and Mediation, Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy (Martin Svatos, Ph.D.), Mediating Complex, Cross-Border Disputes - an ICC Perspective (Andrija Erac - Deputy Managers, ICC International Centre for ADR), Coping with the Culture Gaps - Cross-cultural Aspects of Negotiations I. (Pál Belenyesi). The PNMW 2018 is accompanied by rich social program including a wine tasting in a medieval monastery, a historical tram drive and a traditional Czech drypoint print demonstration. (The TDM readers are entitled to 30% fee reduction)
    21 May 2018 - 25 May 2018. Prague, Czech Republic,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Warsaw Arbitration & Mediation Days
    WAMD is a joint initiative of the leading Polish arbitration institutions: ICC Poland, the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, the Polish Consulting Engineers and Experts Association, Warsaw University and SWPS University with supporting partners such as AIJA and ICC. The event is addressed both for professionals representing universities, arbitration institutions, lawyers as well as business representatives. WAMD is supposed to became a platform of exchange of know-how and experience between professionals and novices or representatives of the business world who haven’t tried applying ADR in business yet. As business is increasingly international, WAMD has a unique regional dimension with outstanding international arbitrators in particular from Central and Eastern Europe attending. During three days of the conference participants will have the opportunity to meet over 50 lawyers, experts, academicians and practitioners.
    23 May 2018 - 25 May 2018. Warsaw, Poland,
    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
  • Ninth Investment Arbitration Forum: Lessons learnt in Latin America...; Valuation of damages...
    TOPICS: * "Lessons learnt in Latin America – relevant for investment arbitration in Europe?"; * "Valuation of damages in changing economic and political circumstances". SPEAKERS: * Prof. Irmgard Marboe, University of Vienna; * Herfried Wöss, Wöss & Partners; * Adriana San Román, Wöss & Partners; * Prof. Guillermo Estrada Adán, UNAM; * Diego Brian Gosis, GST LLP; * Julian Delamer, Compass Lexecon; * Anne-Marie Grill, Int'l Conflict Management; * Michael Kotrly, Freshfields; * Prof. Nikos Lavranos, Wöss & Partners; * Alejandro Carballo Leyda, Energy Charter Secretariat; * Smaranda Miron, Counsel, Energy Community; * Prof. Loukas Mistelis, Queen Mary College; * Benard Preziosi, Curtis; * Prof. Christoph Schreuer, University of Vienna; * James Searby, FTI Consulting; * Thierry J. Senechal; * Travis Taylor, Navigant; * Elisabeth Vanas-Metzler, VIAC; * Carlos Véjar Borrego, Holland & Knight; * Prof. Stefan Weber, Weber & Co.; * Alberto Wray, Foley Hoag.
    26 May 2018. Vienna, Austria,
    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

June 2018

  • XIII Congreso Internacional de Arbitraje: El arbitraje en un mundo en cambio
    Entre el 10 y el 12 de junio de 2018 el Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA) celebrará su XIII Congreso Internacional de Arbitraje, con el título "El arbitraje en un mundo en cambio". PROGRAMA: * Primera Mesa Redonda: Presentación del Código de Buenas Prácticas del Club Español del Arbitraje; * Segunda Mesa Redonda: La asignatura pendiente: la mediación dentro del arbitraje; * Tercera Mesa Redonda: El impacto tecnológico en el futuro del arbitraje; * Cuarta Mesa Redonda: Los malos nos vigilan: Ciber-seguridad y Arbitraje; * Quinta Mesa Redonda: Gestión electrónica del arbitraje.
    10 June 2018 - 12 June 2018. Madrid, Spain,
    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
  • GoArb: Investment Arbitration Course
    IASC is an association of young int'l arbitration practitioners founded in 2016 that provides legal training to university students and young practitioners, which aim to foster a deeper understanding of arbitration as a peaceful and effective means of dispute resolution. All IASC programs are supervised by its Academic Council formed by leading practitioners in the field. GoArb is a one-week introductory course on int'l arbitration based on the analysis of a mock case. GoArb has held editions all over the world with the collaboration of arbitral institutions, chambers of commerce, universities and young arbitration groups. The 2018 Madrid edition of GoArb is organized with the collaboration of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. GoArb features the best professionals in the field to offer students and young practitioners a unique opportunity to approach the practice of investment arbitration through: * Lectures; * Workshops; * A Mock Case; * Networking Events.
    2 July 2018 - 7 July 2018. Madrid, Spain,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • The SIEL 2018 Global Conference - International Economic Law in Unsettling Times
    The Conference Theme will be "International Economic Law in Unsettling Times." For the int'l economic law community these last years have been anything but settled. The political consensus on free trade and integration has broken down in states that are traditional supporters of global liberalism even while new champions of free trade are emerging. The widely shared feeling that trade gains have been unequally divided for too long and that globalization has to be made more inclusive puts the system under tremendous pressure to change. Lack of progress in WTO negotiations is now aggravated by threats to its institutional set-up. Investment law is affected by its own uncertainties and discussions, and monetary law is still suffering from the large uncertainties inserted into the system by the global financial crises and a debt crisis that remains unresolved.
    12 July 2018 - 14 July 2018. Washington D.C., USA,
    More information is available at the organisers website

August 2018

  • Litigation, Arbitration and Meditation: Competitive or Collaborate/Cooperate Relations? (Call for papers)
    [Call for Papers - abstracts by April 30, 2018] The conference invites arbitration experts and scholars to provide the latest academic findings and case studies on any one of the following topics: 1. A reverse trend of traditional or modified mode of court systems serving as an alternative to arbitration? 2. How to revise court systems to make them more competitive in terms of time, costs & quality for private disputes...? 3. Turning the rivalrous relations into cooperative or convergent ones among the different modes of dispute settlement mechanism? 4. The possibility of eliminating the dichotomy of domestic/foreign arbitral awards and its implications for the enhancement of the preference for arbitration. 5. Ex aequo et bono arbitration in the contemporary world. 6. Revisiting lex mercatoria in int'l commercial arbitration. 7. Other Fundamental Issues & Recent Development in Commercial Arbitration. 8. Investment Arbitration. 9. Recent Development of Int'l Mediation.
    27 August 2018 - 28 August 2018. Taipei, Taiwan,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • 6th Annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC) 2018 - Re-focusing regional trade, energy and arbitration
    This year's theme is 'Re-focusing regional trade, energy and arbitration'. EAIAC has been running for 6 years. This year, we take it back to Addis where it started in 2013. Addis is also home to the AU Headquarters, the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) and the 6,000 MW Grand Ethiopian Reinessance Dam (GERD). 2018 is the year for African introspection. In trade, 44 members of the African Union (AU) recently signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA). In energy, there is growing cross-border energy infrasturcture and trade, including regional power transmission systems and cross-border oil pipelines. What does this mean for African international commercial and investment arbitration? Incredible potential! [Early Bird Fees until 31st July 2018]
    30 August 2018 - 31 August 2018. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
    More information is available at the organisers website

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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