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Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration

Fall Session: Starts September 8, 2014
Deadline to register: September 2, 2014

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

Ninth Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration
November 6, 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

Past Events

International Arbitration Summer Program
May 27 - June 13, 2014

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

Round Table Discussion Series
March 12, 2014

The following round table discussions will take place to mark the beginning of the LL.M. and Investment Moot Competitions:

Round Tables in Spanish:
2:15pm - 3:30pm: Buenas y Malas Prácticas de Árbitros y Abogados en el Arbitraje Comercial Internacional: Experiencias Vividas.
Panelistas: Nigel Blackaby, Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer LLP ; Rocío Digón, International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce SICANA Inc ; and Jeffry Pryce, Steptoe and Johnson LLP .

5:45pm - 7:00pm: Contribuciones del Arbitraje Internacional al Desarrollo del Derecho International Público.
Panelistas: Andrés Rigo Sureda, International Arbitrator; Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case LLP;  Andres Cárdenas Muñoz, Grupo de Investigación en Contratación y Resolución de Controversias Internacionales, Universidad Externado de Colombia ; Oscar Garibaldi, International Arbitrator.  
   
Round Table in English:

4:00pm - 5:15pm: The U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Arbitration: Good or Bad for the Future Development of International Arbitration in the U.S.?
Panelists: Janis Brennan, Foley Hoag, LL.P; John Townsend, Hughes, Hubbards and Reed LLP; and Elliot E. Polebaum, Fried Frank LLP.

Eighth Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration: Do States Draft their BITs and FTAs with Sufficient Clarity? An Arbitrator’s View Point.
November 18 , 2013.

The 2013 Lecture was presented by Bernard Hanotiau, Partner at Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels. Webcast will be available soon More

Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration
November 7, 2013, Washington, D.C.

Leading practitioners and academics will analyzed salient issues in BIT and ICSID arbitration and current developments in international commercial arbitration in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East and East Asia.

Speakers included: Yas Banifatemi, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Chiann Bao, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Marinn Carlson, Sidley Austin LLP; Abby Cohen Smutny, White & Case LLP; Antonio Crivellaro, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo; Nayla Comair-Obeid, Obeid Law Firm; Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, WCL; Jean Kalicki, Arnold & Porter; Mark Kantor, Independent Arbitrator; Joongi Kim, Yonsei Law School; Julian Lew QC, 20 Essex Street; Adrián Magallanes, Von Wobeser Sierra; José Emilio Nunez Pinto, Jose Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados; Sirilal Perera; WCL; David Snyder, WCL; Dan Tan, Dan Tan Law; Perry Wallace, WCL; and Anne Marie Whitesell, Dechert LLP. The Symposium was sponsored by the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC). More

Ethical Issues in Commercial and Investment Arbitration: Current Developments 
March 7, 2013, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

The conference discussed issues related to the ethical conduct of parties, counsel and arbitrators in international arbitration. Speakers included: John Crook, International Arbitrator & Professor, George Washington University Law School; Judd L. Kessler, Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Horacio Grigera Naón, Center on International Commercial Arbitration; Raul Herrera, Arnold & Porter; Alvin Lindsay, Hogan Lovells LLP; Luis M. Martínez, International Centre for Dispute Resolution; Jan Paulsson, University of Miami School of Law; Lorena Perez McGill, General Secretariat of the Organization of American States; Antonio Parra, Consultant, World Bank; Andrés Rigo, International Arbitrator; and Victoria Shannon, International Court of Arbitration. This conference was sponsored by the Latin-American Arbitration Association (ALARB) and the New York-DC Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club. more

Round Table: Arbitration in Brazil
March 7, 2013, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Brazilian specialists examined and discussed the current state of affairs and what the future holds for international Arbitration in Brazil. More

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