OGEMID Seminar programme
Initiated by Tony Cole, Senior Lecturer Brunel Law School at the time, the goal of these (mini-)seminars is to spur close analysis and vigorous discussion of current and recent cases. Four to five invited panelists, from both practice and academia, are invited to post short (500-1000 words) analyses over the course of a few days, generating useful comments and feedback from OGEMID members.
Damages in International Arbitration, November 2016
Diego Brian Gosis (GST LLP) introduced and led a discussion on the ins and outs of "Damages in Investment Arbitration".
Topics / Speakers:
- Remedies: Rukia Baruti (AILA)
- Compensation Standards: Alejando López Ortiz (Mayer Brown)
- Valuation Methodology: "Hot tubbing" of two experts, looking at preferences by claimants and respondents respectively. James Searby (FTI) (Respondent positions), and Daniel Flores (EconOne) (Claimant positions)
- Outlier claims: Irmgar Marboe (University of Vienna)
A summary will be published in TDM.
Seminar series, October 2013
In October 2013 a series seminars started initiated by Tony Cole (Brunel) and Barnali Choudhury, Megenagna Guade, Rumana Islam, Daniel de Andrade Levy, Julian Davis Mortenson and Anuj Kumar Vaksha. Topics:
- Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment (October 2013);
Panel: Jason Yackee (University of Wisconsin Law School); Andrew Kerner (University of Michigan); Clint Peinhardt (University of Texas at Dallas); Bruce Blonigen (University of Oregon; National Bureau of Economic Research); Josh Kallmer (Crowell & Moring); Omar García-Bolívar (BG Consulting Inc.); Deborah Burand (University of Michigan Law School); Ana Gerdau de Borja (Wald Associados Advogados).
- Investment Arbitration Claims and State Policy Freedom (March 2014).
Panel: Tecle Hagos Bahta (University of Mekelle, Ethiopia; University of Botswana); Jonathan Bonnitcha (Lawyer, Visiting Fellow Australian National University); Mariel Dimsey (Cleary Gottlieb); Gustavo Fernandes (Tauil & Chequer Advogados); Lisa Sachs (Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment); Lise Johnson (Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment); Mark Kantor (international arbitrator); Dr. Lauge Poulsen (Nuffield College, University of Oxford); Stephan Schill (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law).
Corruption & Arbitration, June 2013
Four panels bring forth key topics which underlie the debate about corruption and arbitration. Each topic will first begin with some brief introductory remarks:
- The evidentiary burdens and standards of proof surrounding corruption
- The duty of arbitrators to report corruption
- The need to deal with corruption either at the jurisdiction, admissibility or merits phase
- The consequence of a finding of corruption and its conformity to international public policy
Abaclat and Others v. Argentina: Mass Claims, July 2012
This seminar focused on mass claims in investment arbitration, drawing off the jurisdictional decision in Abaclat and Others v. Argentine Republic.
Chairs: Tony Cole (Brunel Law School) and Julian Mortenson (Michigan Law School)
Panel: Stacie Strong (University of Missouri), Veijo Heiskanen (Lalive), Karen Cross (John Marshall), Deborah Hensler (Stanford), and Cymie Payne (Rutgers).
The discussions can be found in the OGEMID Archive of July 2012.
Roussalis v. Romania: Host State Counterclaims, January 2012
The emphasis of this seminar was the question of Host State counterclaims, rather than the correctness or otherwise of the specific holding in Roussalis.
Chair: Tony Cole (Brunel Law School)
Panel: Mark Bravin (Winston & Strawn), Hege Elisabeth Kjos (University of Amsterdam), Yarik Kryvoi (University of West London), Ulf Linderfalk (Lund University) and Gustavo Laborde (Lévy-Kaufmann Kohler).
The discussions can be found in the OGEMID Archive of January 2012.