issue #05, January 2016
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January 2019

  • 4th EFILA Annual Conference: The EU and the future of international investment law and arbitration
    TOPICS: * The EU's external investment policy; * The EU's investment policy towards Asia; * The EU's Energy investment policy. KEYNOTE SPEECH: Colin Brown, Deputy Head of Unit, Dispute Settlement and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission.
    31 January 2019. London, United Kingdom,
    More information is available at the organisers website

February 2019

  • P.R.I.M.E. Finance Annual Conference 2019
    For the eighth year in a row, our annual gathering will bring together the most distinguished practitioners, academics, judges, regulators and experts who influence the day-to-day workings of the international financial markets. The Annual Conference represents an unique opportunity to gain insight and to discuss the most recent case law and relevant topical issues regarding complex financial products and dispute resolution. The programme will have a global theme at the intersection of dispute resolution and finance, and it will focus on the following topics: * Brexit; * Arbitration; * Fintech; * Financial Litigation; * Finance and International Law.
    4 February 2019 - 5 February 2019. The Hague, The Netherlands,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • Workshop: Engaging with Domestic Law in International Adjudication
    International law today is marked by 'judicialization' as a result of the unprecedented proliferation of int'l courts & tribunals. Great emphasis in this context has been put on how int'l courts & tribunals engage with - interpret, apply and further develop - int'l law, both general and specific. By contrast, what is often neglected, is that int'l courts & tribunals routinely engage with domestic law, in addressing incidental questions as well as applying domestic law as applicable law. This raises a variety of questions that are wholly underexplored and hidden behind the mantra that domestic law is to be treated principally as fact in int'l adjudication. How do int'l courts & tribunals engage with domestic law? Do they mimic domestic courts or apply a comparative and transnational approach? What happens to domestic law in the course of this process? Why do int'l courts & tribunals do one or the other? And what is normatively appropriate in this context? Deadline papers: 15 September
    27 February 2019 - 1 March 2019. Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
    More information is available at the organisers website

March 2019

  • 4th Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa
    Now in its fourth year, the conference in 2019 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. It will be hosted by The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab. The conference is supported by the Scottish Arbitration Centre and the International Centre for Energy Arbitration. The conference is ideal for: * Academics; * Arbitrators; * Business professionals; * Corporate counsel; * Legal directors; * Legal practitioners; * Magistrates; * Mediators.
    7 March 2019 - 8 March 2019. London, UK,
    More information is available at the organisers website
  • 22nd IBA Arbitration Day - Beyond the Governing Law: Mandatory Rules, Lois de police, Trade Sanctions and Other Conflicts of Laws
    A conference presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee - full programme and registration details will be made available at a later date. Topics include: * Mandatory rules and lois de police (e.g., impact of a criminal investigation); * International trade sanctions; * Criticism of the investment treaty system; * Data protection, privacy, confidentiality and cybersecurity.
    14 March 2019 - 15 March 2019. Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
    More information is available at the organisers website

April 2019

  • 2019 CPR International Mediation Competition
    As the only international mediation competition held in Latin America, the CPR International Mediation Competition is a unique opportunity for students to learn and practice mediation and negotiation skills through the role-playing of a mediation problem drafted by experienced mediators and practitioners. The competition convenes students and distinguished ADR professionals from around the globe providing exceptional network opportunities. The competition will be hosted by CAM-CCBC and will be preceded by a training for students, taking place on April 4, 2019. Pre-registration is open until November 25, 2018.
    5 April 2019 - 6 April 2019. São Paulo, Brazil.,
    More information is available at the organisers website or contact

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

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