issue #05, January 2016
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May 2017

  • ICC Institute Advanced Training on the Conduct of the Proceedings and Case Management
    This training is of an advanced level and will focus in depth on how the arbitrator should establish his or her authority over the parties throughout the proceedings, including hearings, and interact with his or her fellow-arbitrators. Attendees are supposed to already master the basics of ICC international commercial arbitration. The training will consist of presentations and interactive discussions using mock case scenarios designed to hone participants' understanding of critical theoretical concepts while also emphasizing many practical aspects involved in conducting an international arbitration. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? * Practicing lawyers; * Arbitrators, mediators; * Corporate counsel; * Academics; * Professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration.
    2 May 2017. San Francisco, United States,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Asia FDI Forum III "China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?"
    The Asia FDI Forum III: Two global economic powers, the European Union (EU) and the People's Republic of China (PRC), started negotiating in 2014 what could be the largest bilateral investment treaty ever concluded. An investment treaty between the PRC and the EU will cover the investment activity of two billion people, easily making it one the most influential international investment treaties in the world. Standards will be set and lines drawn for the future investment cooperation due to the leading role both parties have played in the global spread of investment agreements. The Asia FDI Forum III will gather top academia, government, company and civil society practitioners on May 11-12, 2017 in Hong Kong, who will discuss regional investment trends, highlight specific features of China's and EU's investment treaties and policies, and explore the various legal and policy implications that the treaty currently under negotiations between them will have. Attendance is free of charge.
    11 May 2017 - 12 May 2017. Hong Kong,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Russia - Hong Kong Business and Legal Summit
    The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) are pleased to launch the inaugural "Russia - Hong Kong Business and Legal Summit". The aim of the Summit is to bring together thought-leaders from relevant business and legal groups to engage in high-level dialogue about the newly strengthened economic axis of trade between Russia and Asia and to discuss investment opportunities and risks between the two regions. TOPICS INCLUDE: * The Role of the Government in Economic Development; * Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative on Russia and Hong Kong; * Russia - China Dialogue on Infrastructure and Energy: Getting the Deal Done; * Inside Views from Legal Advisors and Bankers; * Planning Ahead: Effective Strategies for Mitigating Risks.
    11 May 2017. Hong Kong,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Twenty-eighth ITF Public Conference: Economic Crime and International Investment Law
    Interaction between public law regulating economic crime and private investor-state dispute resolution has given rise to a significant theoretical and practical problems, which the Twenty Eighth ITF Public Conference will address. Leading arbitrators and practitioners drawn primarily from ITF members will discuss the challenges and risks related to allegations of economic crimes in int'l investment arbitration. The panellists will discuss breach of substantive national and int'l law obligations, particularly related to corruption and tax evasion, as a bar to jurisdiction of investment tribunals. The conference will also address the effect of economic crimes on the merits of investor-state disputes, including issues of state attribution and responsibility and the effect of domestic proceedings. A special panel will deal with evidentiary challenges of allegations of economic crimes in investor-state disputes.
    12 May 2017. London, UK,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • KLIAW 2017 - Kuala Lumpur International ADR Week, Redefining ADR Asia and Beyond
    This year, we have 6 sessions, 12 breakout sessions and speakers from all over the world who will be focusing on various aspects of arbitration, adjudication and mediation. DAY 1: THE NEW FRONTIER * Official Launch of KLIAW 2017 and Inauguration of the KLRCA Arbitration Rules 2017; * Breaking down the OBOR: What lies ahead for ADR; * Reconciling Arbitral Regimes along the Silk Route; + 3 Plenary Sessions DAY 2: THE NEW PARADIGM * Balancing the Act: The New KLRCA Arbitration Rules 2017; * The Year that was; + 6 Plenary Sessions DAY 3: BREAKING BARRIERS CIPAA CONFERENCE * CIPAA Conference opening; * Breaking barriers: Lessons from the past and solutions for sustainable development; * Mock Adjudication; + 3 Plenary Sessions. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mr. Fali S. Nariman; GUEST OF HONOUR: H.E. Professor Dr. Kennedy Gastorn; WELCOME ADDRESS: Professor Datuk Sundra Rajoo.
    15 May 2017 - 17 May 2017. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • 2nd Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa
    The conference will focus on key topics affecting every day challenges in the energy arbitration and dispute resolution sector and will present a global insight into energy arbitration and dispute resolution in the regional context of Africa and the Middle East and technical legal considerations in energy disputes.
    16 May 2017 - 17 May 2017. London, UK,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Helsinki International Arbitration Day - Taking a Close Look at Today's Arbitral Process and Who Pays for It
    Topics include: * Keynote Speech by Alexis Mourre (ICC); Topics & panel discussion: * How Does the ICC Arbitral Process Work in Practice? * How Active Is and Should the Role of an Arbitral Institute and a Secretariat be During the Arbitral Process Vis-à-Vis the Arbitral Tribunal and the Parties? * Is There A Simple Solution to Arbitration Costs Allocation? * Costs of Arbitration is Always a Hot Topic – How Are the Costs of Arbitration Allocated Between the Parties in the International Commercial Arbitration Practice and Is the Current Practice on the Right Track?
    18 May 2017. Helsinki, Finland,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Topical Issues in Investment Arbitration – Seminar Series: Session 2 - Reparation
    A series of three seminars on selected topics in investment treaty arbitration. Over the last three decades, investment arbitration has emerged as the predominant method for the resolution of investor-state disputes. Its popularity continues to increase among claimant investors but its conduct remains complex and several aspects are still debated. The purpose of this series of seminars is to discuss and debate three specialised topics at the fore of investment arbitration, bringing together academics, arbitration practitioners and policy advisors in a small international group in Paris. Speakers: Gabriel Bottini; José Ángel Rueda García; Gisele Stephens Chu; Eduardo Silva Romero. Moderator: Catharine Titi. Presentations and discussions will be in English.
    19 May 2017. Paris, France,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • ILI training: 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
    22 May 2017 - 2 June 2017. Washington DC,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • BVI International Arbitration Conference
    The second BVI International Arbitration Conference is designed to explore how arbitration is evolving; legislation and practices are adapting as new centres of excellence emerge. Delegates to the Conference will have the opportunity to join ancillary events such as CIArb and Young ICCA workshops and a mock arbitration to further develop their skill set. TOPICS: Building an Arbitration Culture in the Caribbean and Latin America; Enforcement vs. Sovereign Immunity - a Clash of Policy; Is Arbitration Becoming Truly International?; Deliberate Diversity: A New Model; Third party Funding - Evolution or Revolution?; How to Build an Arbitration Practice, among many others. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice. WHO SHOULD ATTEND; Arbitrators, Dispute Resolution Practitioners, Corporate and In-House Counsel, Mediators, Ancillary SME Executives, Academics.
    27 May 2017 - 2 June 2017. British Virgin Islands, Caribbean,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • International Arbitration Summer Program
    Taught by leading practitioners and arbitrators from around the world, the International Commercial Arbitration Specialized Summer Program is a unique and concentrated three-week program that addresses fundamental issues of international commercial arbitration from a theoretical and a practical point of view. Courses in English: Nuts and Bolts of International Commercial Arbitration; Investor-State Arbitration; Advanced Seminar: Practical Skills and Cross-Examination in International Arbitration; International Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues; Contributions of the ICC Court of Arbitration to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration; and Advocacy in International Arbitration. Courses in Spanish: Arbitraje Comercial International; Arbitraje Inversionista - Estado; Aspectos Prácticos del Proceso Arbitral y Teoría y Práctica de la Mediación. (Scholarship Opportunity for Prospective LLM Students!)
    30 May 2017 - 15 June 2017. Washington, D.C,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact

June 2017

  • 9th CLA - Conferencia Latinoamericana de Arbitraje
    The 9th CLA will take place in La Paz-Bolivia 1-2 June 2017. It is expected to attract more than 500 participants of the arbitration world from Latin America. The CLA, pioneer in its kind in Latin America, started in Asunción in 2009, and since its beginnings, it has had a resounding success. The first three editions were held in Asunción, the 4th in Medellín, the 5th in Buenos Aires, the 6th in Punta Cana, the 7th in Curitiba and the 8th in Miami. The CLAs have succeded in attracting world-leading arbitrators such as Yves Derains, Jan Paulsson, Alexis Mourre, George Bermann, Alejandro Garro, Bernard Audit, Luca Radicati Di Brozzolo, Emmanuel Gaillard and many others. Under the coordination of world-renowned arbitrator SciencePo Prof. Diego Fernández Arroyo and ICC Court Member José A. Moreno Rodríguez, the CLA is organized by CEDEP. This year's edition is being organized in conjunction with the SBA and support of ASADIP.
    1 June 2017 - 2 June 2017. La Paz, Bolivia,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • CILS International Mediation Symposium - "One Size Does Not Fit All"
    A gathering of dispute resolution specialists (litigators, mediators, arbitrators, judges, expert witnesses, academics) worldwide to discuss issues in mediation, both common and diverse, as a learning process in professional education. Professional sessions will take place in the Parker Hall in the Meierhof; Coffee Breaks are scheduled for the Meierhof Lobby in the Meierhof; Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will take place in the Marble Hall in the Palace; The Piano Concert, Cocktail Reception and the Palace Tour take place or commence in the Great Hall of the Palace. Draft schedule available on the website.
    8 June 2017 - 11 June 2017. Salzburg, Austria,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • 20th Anniversary Edition of the ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar
    A unique interactive and comparative format organised with the LCIA. The ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar follows a format developed in 1997 by ASA, and very successfully applied every year since, in cooperation with other arbitration associations and institutions around Europe, including every two years with DIS in Badenweiler, Germany. The discussion leaders are all very experienced international arbitration practitioners. During the course of two days, they will raise and discuss with the participants key legal and practical questions, as they arise in the successive stages of an international arbitration, illustrating them with examples from real cases. All the sessions are led jointly by two practitioners, one with a common law background and the other with a civil law background, thus bringing to bear, in a lively debate, the diversity of experiences in international arbitration and encouraging the development of cross-cultural sensitivity. Language: English.
    9 June 2017 - 11 June 2017. Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • International Arbitration Course: IASC Mexico
    IASC Mexico features the best professionals in the field to offer students and young practitioners a unique opportunity to approach the practice of international arbitration through: Seminars; Workshops, A Mock Case, Networking events. PROGRAMME: Overview of International Arbitration; ICC Procedure; Arbitration Agreement; Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal; Terms of Reference; Evidence; Workshop on Written Submissions; Workshop on Oral Advocacy; Enforcement and annulment of Awards; Damages in international Arbitration; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Investment Arbitration. ACADEMIC COUNCIL Jose Ricardo Feris; Juan Fernandez-Armesto; Alejandro Garro; Gabrielle Kaufmann - Kohler; Andrea K. Bjorklund; Stefan Kroll; Loukas Mistelis; Pilar Perales Viscasillas. CO-CHAIRS: Melanie Riofrio Piché; Felipe Aragón. REGISTRATION DEADLINE May 24, 2017
    12 June 2017 - 17 June 2017. Mexico City, Mexico,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • 4th Annual World Mediation Summit 2017-Madrid 2017
    For the 4th year in a row Mediation International, in conjunction with the city of Madrid is bringing together some of the greatest visionaries and forward thinking mediation experts from across the globe: including International Ambassadors and diplomats, mediators and lawyers, as well as local experts and international mediation related organizations to provide presentations, networking and highly acclaimed training opportunities.
    13 June 2017 - 16 June 2017. Madrid, Spain,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • 29th Annual ITA Workshop and Annual Meeting - Challenges to the Legitimacy of International Arbitration
    The ITA Workshop, held in Dallas on the third Thursday in June every year since 1989, is widely recognized as the leading conference in the field in the United States. As one participant summarized succinctly, "It is the forum in which legitimate top practitioners gather annually. Thus, the topics are sophisticated, the networking is legitimate, and the social element is valuable." The Workshop now begins on the preceding Wednesday afternoon, with membership activities continuing into the following Friday. Workshop Co-chairs: Caline Mouawad (King & Spalding LLP), Jeremy K. Sharpe (Shearman & Sterling LLP), and Jarrod Wong (McGeorge School of Law).
    14 June 2017 - 16 June 2017. Texas, USA,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Is a Multilateral Investment Treaty Needed?
    Call for Papers: The World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern invites the submission of papers and abstracts for a conference entitled "Is a Multilateral Investment Treaty Needed? Attempts at crafting a multilateral agreement on investment have proven repeatedly contentious. The question of whether a multilateral investment agreement is needed, desirable or politically feasible is thus of considerable policy salience. Even if one believes that a strong case can yet be made in favour of such an agreement ­ whether on substantive grounds or for the needed settlement of investment disputes, the question remains what kind of agreement should be proposed. This call for papers and ensuing conference plans to debate the many important questions emerging from the negotiation of a possible multilateral framework agreement on investment. Abstract Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016. Submission of a Draft Paper: June 15, 2016
    19 June 2017. Bern, Switzerland,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • International Arbitration Course: IASC Madrid
    The IASC-Madrid is a one week introductory course of international arbitration for students and young practitioners based on a mock case that will walk them through all relevant phases of the arbitral procedure. The programme includes seminars, workshops and social events that will provide students with an invaluable insight of the field. Academic Council: José Ricardo Feris, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Juan Fernández-Armesto, Alejandro Garro, Andrea K. Bjorklund, Stefan Kröll, Loukas Mistelis, Pilar Perales Viscasillas and Anne Marie Whitesell. In collaboration with: Corte de Arbitraje de Madrid. With the support of: ICC International Court of Arbitration.
    19 June 2017 - 24 June 2017. Madrid, Spain,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • 3rd ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration
    Attend ICC's annual Asia conference on international arbitration and keep up to date with the latest regional developments. The conference will offer a line-up of world-class speakers, topical discussions and an excellent opportunity to network. ICC INSTITUTE ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING on "Production of Documents" Taking place on 27 June, this training will provide participants with practical insights on how to manage production of documents in international arbitration. 3RD ICC ASIA CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: Attend this conference on 28 June to keep up-to-date with the latest regional developments in international arbitration. Themes of the sessions to be posted shortly. ICC INSTITUTE TRAINING FOR TRIBUNAL SECRETARIES: The training, held on 29 June, aims at teaching legal professionals the role and tasks of a tribunal secretary and the skills necessary to excel in this function.
    27 June 2017 - 29 June 2017. Singapore,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • ICC-FIDIC International Construction Contracts Conference
    Internationally renowned engineers, construction arbitration specialists and in-house lawyers of leading companies in the field will share their practical experience and knowledge on the FIDIC contracts and the related procedures for claims and disputes, Dispute Boards and ICC Arbitration in construction cases. FIDIC is the French acronym for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. It was founded in 1913 to promote the professional interests of member associations and to disseminate information of interest to members of its constituent national associations. FIDIC membership represents more than 99 countries and most of the practising consulting engineers in the world.
    29 June 2017 - 30 June 2017. New Delhi, India,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Topical Issues in Investment Arbitration – Seminar Series: Session 3 - Ne ultra petita
    A series of three seminars on selected topics in investment treaty arbitration. Over the last three decades, investment arbitration has emerged as the predominant method for the resolution of investor-state disputes. Its popularity continues to increase among claimant investors but its conduct remains complex and several aspects are still debated. The purpose of this series of seminars is to discuss and debate three specialised topics at the fore of investment arbitration, bringing together academics, arbitration practitioners and policy advisors in a small international group in Paris. Speakers: Bart Legum; Natasha McNamara; Attila M. Tanzi. Moderator: Catharine Titi. Presentations and discussions will be in English.
    30 June 2017. Paris, France,
    More information is available at the organisers website

August 2017

  • 2017 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation (Call for Papers)
    The Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA, Taipei) and the Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy, College of Law, National Taiwan University (ACWH) are to jointly host the "2017 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation". The conference invites arbitration experts and scholars to provide the latest academic findings and case studies on any one of the following topics: 1. What Factors Define the Nature of an Arbitration as an Ad hoc or Institutional One; 2. Scrutiny Issue and Its Relation to the Nature of an Arbitration as an Ad hoc or Institutional One; 3. Transparency, Enforcement, Ethics and Fee, and Their Relations to the Nature of an Arbitration as an Ad hoc or Institutional One; 4. Other Fundamental Issues and Recent Development in Commercial Arbitration; 5. Investment Arbitration; 6. Recent Development of International Mediation. Paper Submission Deadline: May 31, 2017
    28 August 2017 - 29 August 2017. Taipei, Taiwan,
    More information is available at the organisers website

September 2017

  • 12th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration
    The 12th ICC New York Conference is a "must attend" for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in North America. This conference will offer not only a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. An advanced level training, organized by the ICC Institute of World Business Law, will take place the day before on 26 September. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics from around the world.
    26 September 2017 - 27 September 2017. New York, NY, USA,
    More information is available at the organisers website

October 2017

  • Colloquium: International Investment Law & the Law of Armed Conflict (call for papers)
    Colloquium Theme: Recent events in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Crimea have (unsurprisingly) brought to the surface various systemic concerns regarding international investment protection and arbitration. Investment claims and scholarly literature increasingly illustrate the wide-ranging linkages between international investment law and the law of armed conflict. Hence, the Colloquium on `International Investment Law & the Law of Armed Conflict', aiming to chart the terrain of this multifaceted and complex relationship, could not be more timely. To this end, international lawyers are invited to submit abstracts by March 15, 2017. More info and key dates in the flyer.
    5 October 2017 - 6 October 2017. Athens, Greece,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • Twelfth Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture: Pierre Mayer
    The 2017 Annual Lecture will be presented by Pierre Mayer Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris I and International Arbitrator.
    5 October 2017. Washington, D.C,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • "Unseen Actors" in International Adjucation
    'Unseen actors' are central to the 'institutional makeup' of international courts and tribunals as registries and secretariats, law clerks and legal officers may exert varying levels of influence on the judicial process. At this conference, legal and political science scholars and members of adjudicatory institutions will consider and discuss the legitimacy of assigning 'unseen actors' certain roles in the judicial process as well as the implications thereof for the legitimacy of the dispute settlement mechanism as such. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 May. Feel free to email Prof. dr. Freya Baetens for further information. Call for Papers available at the conference website.
    26 October 2017 - 27 October 2017. The Hague, The Netherlands,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact

November 2017

  • 15th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration
    ICC's annual Miami conference is the key forum for understanding international commercial arbitration in Latin America. This conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region and is the most important gathering for the Latin American arbitration community. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. The conference attracts more than 600 participants representing about 40 countries. The ICC Institute advanced level training on "Assessment of damages by arbitrators" will take place on 5 November 2017. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? * Practicing lawyers; * Arbitrators, mediators; * Corporate counsel; * Academic; * Professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration in Latin America and the Caribbean
    5 November 2017 - 7 November 2017. Miami, FL, USA,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • ILI training: 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
    6 November 2017 - 10 November 2017. Washington DC,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • ILI training: 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
    6 November 2017 - 17 November 2017. Washington DC,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration
    The Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration is organized biannually by the Center on International Commercial Arbitration with the purpose of presenting a global perspective of current developments in international arbitration throughout the world. The symposium hosts prominent speakers and generates a dialogue for salient issues in BIT and ICSID arbitration, as well as current developments in international commercial arbitration in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia.
    14 November 2017. Washington, D.C,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • ILI training: 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 and Dr. Borzu Sabahi
    27 November 2017 - 1 December 2017. Washington DC,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact
  • ILI training: 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 and Dr. Borzu Sabahi
    27 November 2017 - 8 December 2017. Washington DC,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact

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

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