First Annual Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration

Advanced Techniques for Handling an International Arbitration Case

Washington, DC
March 29 - April 1, 2004
Interactive Skills - Based Focus

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Monday, March 29

9:00-9:10am Opening Remarks
DEAN CLAUDIO GROSSMAN
American University Washington College of Law
9:10-10:00am Introduction to the Seminar and Presentation on Current Issues in the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration
DR. HORACIO A. GRIGERA NA�N
Director, International Arbitration Project
10:15am-12:15pm The Practice of Arbitral Institutions
Moderator: BETTY SOUTHARD MURPHY (WCL '58)
  • Observations from the American Arbitration Association
    WILLIAM K. SLATE II
  • Views from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
    ANTONIO R. PARRA
  • Presentation on the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce
    DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO
12:15- 2:15pm Luncheon
2:15-2:30pm Introduction to the Mock Arbitration
DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO
2:30-5:30pm Stage I: The Arbitration Request
Each stage of the arbitration process will include a presentation, group discussion, working groups, and a plenary session.
MARKHAM BALL
DR. HORACIO A. GRIGERA NA�N
DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO
PAOLO DI ROSA
6:30-8:30pm Opening Dinner


Tuesday, March 30

9:00am-12:00pm Stage II: Answer to the Request for Arbitration
R. DOAK BISHOP
DR. HORACIO A. GRIGERA NA�N
PAOLO DI ROSA
JONATHAN HAMILTON
12:15-2:15pm Luncheon
2:15-2:30pm Presentation on the Role of the ICC Court of Arbitration and its Secretariat prior to the Drafting of the Terms of Reference
DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO
2:30-3:45pm Presentations and Discussion on the Selection of Arbitrators
  • From the Parties' Point of View
    PAOLO DI ROSA
  • From an Institutional Perspective
    DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO
4:00-5:00pm Stage III: The Arbitral Procedure
MARKHAM BALL
R. DOAK BISHOP
DR. HORACIO A. GRIGERA NA�N
STEVE A. HAMMOND
PAOLO DI ROSA
DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO


Wednesday, March 31

9:00-9:15am Presentation and Discussion on the Rights, Duties and Role of the Arbitrator
DR. HORACIO A. GRIGERA NA�N
STEVE A. HAMMOND
9:15am-12:15pm Stage IV: Terms of Reference
DR. HORACIO A. GRIGERA NA�N
STEVE A. HAMMOND
DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO
12:15-2:15pm Luncheon
2:15-5:00pm Special Focus on Evidentiary Issues
DR. HORACIO A. GRIGERA NA�N
JONATHAN HAMILTON
STEVE A. HAMMOND
PAOLO DI ROSA
CO-ARBITRATORS AND EXPERTS


Thursday, April 1

9:00-9:15am Presentation on the Role of the ICC Court of Arbitration and its Secretariat after the Terms of Reference
DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO
9:15am-12:30pm Stage V: The Arbitral Award
JUDGE CHARLES N. BROWER
DR. HORACIO A. GRIGERA NA�N
DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO
PROFESSOR PERRY WALLACE JR.
12:30-2:15pm Luncheon
2:15-3:30pm Perspectives on State Party Arbitrations
  • An ICC Perspective
    DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO
  • Perspectives from an Arbitrator and Practitioner
    JUDGE CHARLES N. BROWER
3:30-4:00pm Presentation and Discussion on the Enforcement of the Arbitral Award under the New York Convention
DR. HORACIO A. GRIGERA NA�N
4:00-4:15pm Closing Remarks
DEAN CLAUDIO GROSSMAN
DR. HORACIO A. GRIGERA NA�N
DR. EDUARDO SILVA ROMERO
4:30-6:00pm Reception