Center Highlights: 2014 Events
Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration
January 21, 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
First International Investment Arbitration Competition
Primera Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión
Washington D.C., March 12-16, 2014
The Competition is co-organized by WCL, the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, and the Externado University in Colombia. 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). Registrations will will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2013. 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
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
Understanding Damages and Compensation in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration
September 26 and 27, 2013, 6 pm – 9 pm
This seminar, led by Leonardo R. Giacchino, Ph.D., Partner at Solutions Economics, LLC, and Boris J. Steffen, MM, CPA, ASA, ABV, CDBV, Managing Director at Gavin Solmonese, was designed to help legal practitioners navigate the economic, financial and accounting aspects of an arbitration. Speakers presented valuation topics in a practical and non-technical manner, guiding the participants through case scenarios to teach economic, financial and accounting concepts and principles in International arbitration. More
The law school’s International Legal Studies LLM Program (ILSP) prepares lawyers to meet new international law challenges and become leaders in the global practice of law. The LLM program is intellectually and culturally diverse, and is consistently recognized as one of the top international law programs in the nation. The specialization in International Commercial Arbitration is designed to educate and train students in the theory and practice of International Commercial Arbitration by focusing on procedural and substantive law issues that arise in the practice of international commercial arbitration, as well as foreseeable future developments. Taught by leading practitioners in the field, the specialization covers the theory and practice of international commercial arbitration. Students will acquire working knowledge of the legal principles and practical implications underlying international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration. Students will learn, among other skills, to negotiate and draft arbitration clauses, claims and responses. They will also learn strategies to perform in arbitration hearings, and key aspects of the enforcement of arbitral awards. More