On-site registration for round tables and name tag pick-up for coaches, arbitrators and participants starts at 2:00 PM (Room 603).
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.
First International Investment Arbitration Competition - Primera Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión
12 March 2014 - 16 March 2014
The Competition is co-organized by WCL, the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, and the Externado University. The Competition, which will be conducted solely in Spanish, promotes the study of international investment protection law and arbitration as its preferred dispute resolution mechanism. Sponsors include the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Media Partner: TDM. more
2014 LL.M. Arbitration Competition
March 13-14, 2014
Specifically created for LL.M. students, the Competition focuses primarily on oral advocacy before a panel of arbitration experts. Participants will be required to submit a brief argument outline. In 2014, the Competition will focus on an investment dispute. The Competition has been limited to 28 teams (first come first served basis). Registrations will will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2013. More
International Arbitration Summer Program
May 27 to 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
Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration
Summer Session: June 2 - August 15
Fall Session: September 2 - December 12
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
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.
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