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Ninth Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration

" Puissance Publique in Investment Arbitration"
November 5, 2014, Washington, D.C.
The 2014 lecture will be presented by Bernardo Cremades, Partner at B. Cremades y Asociados, Madrid. The lecture is sponsored by Arnold & Porter LLP and will take place in the Paul Porter Conference Room (10th Floor) at 555 Twelfth Street, NW, Washington, DC. The conference is free and open to the public. More

Roundtable Series: A Discussion on Current Trade Issues and Investment Arbitration

November 13, 2014, 9:00 A.M - 1:30 P.M., Washington, D.C.
The program will discuss recent practice and trends in international arbitration in North America and hot issues in international trade law. Speakers include: Salvador Behar, Legal Counsel for International Trade, Embassy of Mexico; Lee M. Caplan, Partner, Arent Fox LLP; Daniel Flores, Managing Director, Econ One Research, Inc.; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP and Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies; Hernando Otero, Independent Counsel and Arbitrator, Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Lorena Perez, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; and Daniel Porter, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. (Event fee and registration required.) Luncheon guest speakers: Enrique Millán, Director/Head Commercial Counselor, Trade Bureau - Embassy of Colombia, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia and Carolina Acosta Ramos, Commercial Counselor, Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism. The luncheon is sponsored by Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. CLE credit is available (2.5 hours). More

2015 Events

Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration

Spring Session: January 20, 2015
Deadline to register: January 13, 2015

Consisting of two courses, the program will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key topics in the fields of commercial arbitration and its relevance in business law. The Online Certificate Program will be taught by Professors Grigera Naón and Perry Wallace. More

Roundtable Discussion: Arbitration and Mergers and Acquisitions

March 5, 2015, Washington, D.C.
This conference, organized to welcome the participants of the 2015 LL.M. Moot Arbitration Competition, will provide a practitioner perspective into the arbitration of M&A transactions. The roundtable will feature Steven A. Hammond, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Mark Kantor, Arbitrator; and John V.H. Pierce, Partner, WilmerHale LLP, and will be moderated by Horacio Grigera Naón. Registration Information will be available soon.

LL.M. International Arbitration Competition

March 6-7, 2015
This unique activity provides an opportunity for LL.M. students to compete
in an arbitration moot exercise. If you are interested in serving as an arbitrator, please send an email to arbitration@wcl.american.edu. More

Seminar: Practical Oil and Gas Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

March 2-3, 2015, São Paulo, Brasil
This two-day seminar will provide critical skills and practical insight into handling international commercial arbitration cases and will discuss topics such as the negotiation and performance of oil and gas contracts, and oil and gas project finance. The seminar is co-organized by CAM-CCBC (Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Brazil – Canada Chamber of Commerce) and WCL Center on International Commercial Arbitration. Speakers include: Stanimir Alexandrov, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Arif Hyder Ali, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Luis Olavo Batista Senior Partner; L O Baptista Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira Angel; Mark R. Cheskin, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP; Horacio A Grigera Naon, Director, WCL Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Washington; Jonathan Hamilton, Partner, White & case LLP; David R. Haigh, Q.C., Partner, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP; Andrew Haynes, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP; José Martínez de Hoz Jr., Partner, Pérez Alati Grondona Benites Arntsen & Martinez de Hoz; Kevin Mohr, Partner, King & Spalding LLP; José Emilio Nunes Pinto, Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration and Partner, José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados; Kevin O'Gorman, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP; Frederico Straube, President, Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Brazil - Canada Chamber of Commerce; George T. Shipley, Partner, Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP; Paulo Valois Pires, Partner, L O Baptista Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira Agel. More information forthcoming.

Segunda Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión

Abril 6 - 10, 2015, Bogotá, Colombia (Universidad Externado)
La Competencia 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.  La Competencia en todas sus etapas se llevará a cabo en idioma español. More

International Arbitration Summer Program

May 26 - June 12, 2015
The Summer Program is a venue for total immersion into the realm of International Commercial Arbitration provided in an intense three-week format that offers practitioners with limited time the chance to develop their skills and gain practical experience.  Courses are also open to JD and LLM students from U.S. law schools. More

Third Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

November 17, 2015, Washington, D.C.
Leading practitioners and academics will analyze salient issues in BIT and ICSID arbitration and current developments in international commercial arbitration in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and East Asia. Speakers include: David Arias, Partner, Arias SLP; Henry Burnett, Partner, King & Spalding LLP; Filip De Ly, Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Simon Greenberg, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP; Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Washington; Fan Kun, Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Michael Nolan, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Rostislav Pekař, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs LLP; Eduardo Silva Romero, Partner, Dechert LLP; Cheng-Yee Khong, Director and Counsel, ICC ICA Asia Secretariat; and Eduardo Zuleta, Partner, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados S.A. Registration  information forthcoming.

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For more information, please visit the Center on International Commercial Arbitration website at www.wcl.american.edu/arbitration, or contact Susana Castiglione by phone at 202-274-4321 or by e-mail at arbitration@wcl.american.edu.