Arbitration Past Events and Webcasts

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2014 Events

LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition
Washington D.C. -
March 13-14 , 2014

The Center on International Commercial Arbitration hosted on March 13 - 14, 2014, the Third LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition. This event, specifically created for LL.M. students, seeks to foster the study of international arbitration for the resolution of international business disputes and investment disputes.

Final Round Arbitration LL.M. Moot Competition, March 14, 2014

Arbitration Panels, March 12, 2014

Primera Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión
Washington D.C.- Marzo 12-16, 2014

La Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión 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.  Los participantes actuarán en representación de las partes y presentarán una memoria de demanda y otra de contestación que contengan las pretensiones de su cliente y su sustento jurídico, para luego participar en audiencias donde actuarán en representación de las partes frente a un tribunal arbitral. 

Ronda Final Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversion, March 16, 2014

Paneles de Arbitraje , March 12, 2014

2013 Events

Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration - Webcast
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). 

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

Introduction and Panel I

Panel II

Panel III and closing

 

2012 Events

V Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje Comercial
September 26 – October 1, 2012

The competition aimed to promote the study of International Commercial Law and Arbitration as a method of conflict resolution in international business and was conducted only in Spanish. The Competition was co-organized with the University of Buenos Aires, (Argentina) and the University of El Rosario (Colombia). More

Seminar: Advanced Techniques for Handling an International Arbitration
April 12 - 13, 2012

Hotel Intercontinental São Paulo, Brazil
Alameda Santos, 1123 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil.

This practical seminar was co-organized by the Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem and the Center on International Commercial Arbitration of American University Washington College of Law, in partnership with the Arbitration Chamber of Centro das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo/ Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo. More

Ethical Issues in Commercial and Investment Arbitration  
March 8, 2012, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

The conference discussed issues related to the ethical conduct of parties, counsel and arbitrators in international arbitration. Speakers included: Christian Albanesi, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Marinn Carlson, Sidley Austin LLP; Horacio Grigera Naón, Center on International Commercial Arbitration; Jean Kalicki,  Arnold & Porter; Luis M. Martínez, International Centre for Dispute Resolution; Lorena Perez, International Arbitration Law Committee, Inter-American Bar Association; Jeffrey F. Pryce, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Caroline Richard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Andrés Rigo, Arbitrator; Catherine A. Rogers, Penn State Dickinson School of Law; Borzu Sabahi, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle; Eduardo Siqueiros Twomey, Siqueiros y Torres Landa SC; and Ignacio Torterola, Embassy of Argentina.

This conference was sponsored by the Latin-American Arbitration Association, the International Arbitration Law Committee of the Inter-American Bar Association, and the New York-DC Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club. More

Webcast:
Introduction - Panel I
Panel II
panel III

Careers in International Arbitration Panel Discussion
March 8, 2012, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Arbitration practitioners shared their thoughts and answer questions about the best ways to break into the field. Speakers included Marcelo Lamego Carpenter, Ricardo Loretti and Leonardo Campos Melo, attorneys at Sergio Bermudes Advocados, and Eckhard Hellbeck, Associate at White & Case. More

 

2011 Events

Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration
November 16, 2011
Leading practitioners and academics 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: Padideh Ala’i, American University Washington College of Law (WCL); Juan Fernandez-Armesto, Armesto & Asociados;  George A. Bermann, Columbia University School of Law; Nigel Blackaby,  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Bernardo Cremades, Cremades and Associate; Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri, Kosheri, Rashed & Riad; Paul Friedland, White & Case; Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Center on International Commercial Arbitration;  Hon. Dominique Hascher, Court of Appeal, Reims; Alastair Henderson, Herbert Smith; Joongi Kim, Professor of Law, Yonsei Law School; Pierre Mayer, Dechert; William Park , Boston University School of Law ; David Snyder,  WCL; Perry Wallace, WCL; Todd Weiler, Investment Treaty Expert, Counsel & Arbitrator; and Anne Marie Whitesell, Dechert.













Pierre Mayer, Judge Hascher, Juan Fernandez-Armesto, and Professor Snyder.

 

 

 


A Proposal:  Transparency in Consumer Arbitration
October 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m. Reception to Follow

On Wednesday, October 12, WCL will hosted a keynote address by David Bigge, attorney-adviser at the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes. Keynote address was entitled “A Proposal: Transparency in Consumer Arbitration.” The event was organized by ICDR Y&I.


Arbitration in Latin America and Annulment Proceedings
April 26, 2011.- 2:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

This conference was co-organized by the Center on International Commercial Arbitration and the New York-DC Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club and discussed the past, present and future of investment arbitration in Latin America (Achievements & Failures), and annulment proceedings for commercial and investment arbitration awards.


Grant Hanessian, Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Andres Rigo, and Bernardo Cremades Jr.,


Impact of BIT Arbitration on Latin American Commercial Arbitration: Good or Bad News?
March 22, 2011.

This conference organized in cooperation with the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) discussed the influence that Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration (BIT) has had on the interaction between National Courts and Arbitral Tribunals in Latin America. It will also covered the relationship of national and non-national sources of law in the region. Speakers included: Fernando Cantuarias Salaverry, Universidad Del Pacífico School of Law; Paolo Di Rosa, Arnold & Porter LLP; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP; Alvaro Galindo, Attorney General, Republic of Ecuador; Oscar Garibaldi, Covington & Burling LLP; Francisco González de Cossío, González de Cossío Abogados, S.C.; Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Center on International Commercial Arbitration; Fernando Mantilla-Serrano, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Lluis Paradell Trius, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; John H. Rooney, Inter-American Bar Association and Shutts & Bowen LLP; Nancy M. Thevenin, Baker & McKenzie LLP; Jennifer Thornton, Baker Botts LLP; and Marco E. Schnabl, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

 


Alvaro Galindo



Marco Schnabl, Jennifer Thornton, and Paolo Di Rosa


Roundtable Series: A Discussion on NAFTA and CAFTA Arbitration
February 17, 2011

This roundtable session featured two panels. Panel I analyzed if the substantive provisions of CAFTA represent an evolution from the NAFTA experience. Panel II discussed the role of the waiver, non-disputing parties and Amicus Curiae under the NAFTA and CAFTA Agreements. Speakers included:Dean Claudio Grossman, American University Washington College of Law; Salvador Behar, Legal Counsel for International Trade ; Karin Kizeer, Attorney Adviser in the Office of Economic and Bussines Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Andrea J. Menaker, Partner, White & Case LLP; Todd Weiler, Investment Treaty Expert, Counsel and Arbitrator; Claudia Frutos Peterson, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP; Jeffrey F. Pryce, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Hernando Otero, Independent Counsel and Arbitrator; Luis Parada, Counsel, Dewey & Leboeuf and Padideh Ala'i, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law.

Opening Remarks & Panel I: Are the Substantive Provisions of CAFTA an Evolution from the NAFTA Experience?

Panel II Role of the Waiver Non- Disputing Parties and Amicus Curiae under the NAFTA and CAFTA Agreements


Jeffrey F. Pryce


2010 Events

International Commercial Arbitration in the Americas: Beyond Cultural Clash and Toward Maturity ues
March 17, 2010

The conference is co-organized with the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) in cooperation with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission. Speakers included: J. Eloy Anzola, International Arbitrator; John Bowman, King & Spalding LLP; Fernando Catuarias Salaverry, Universidad del Pacífico; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Nicolás Gamboa, Gamboa & Chalela; Horacio Grigera Naón, Center on International Commercial Arbitration; Jonathan C. Hamilton, White & Case LLP;  Judd Kessler, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur; Luis Martinez, ICDR;  Pedro Martinez Fraga, Squire Sanders LLP;  Lorena Perez, International Arbitration Law Committee, IABA; John H. Rooney, International Arbitration Law Committee, IABA and Shutts & Bowen LLP; and Marco Tulio Venegas, Von Wobeser & Sierra.


Fernando Catuarias Salaverry


Panel Careers in Arbitration
March 29, 2010

Local practitioners shared their thoughts and answered questions about the best ways to break into the field. Speakers included Michael Evan Jaffe, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Jean Kalicki, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP; and Mark Kantor, Independent Arbitrator. Adriana Vito, Assistant Director for International Career Programs, was the moderator. The panelwas co-sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development and the Society on Dispute Resolution.

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum Event at WCL:
The Conduct of Arbitral Proceedings: Three Different Perspectives
October 13, 2010

On Wednesday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. WCL hosted an ICC Young Arbitrators Forum event sponsored by Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. The speakers addressed procedural issues in the conduct of arbitral proceedings under the ICC Arbitration Rules. They discussed terms of reference, applicable law, scrutiny of the award and time-cost issues.More than 70 people attended the event. Speakers included: Ali Hyder Ali, Crowell Moring;Sabrina Ainouz, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle; Jose Ricardo Feris, ICC, International Court of Arbitration; and Marc Suskin, Latham & Watkins.


International Arbitration in the Americas: Procedural, Evidentiary and Current Issues
March 4, 2009

Leading practitioners in the field analyzed recent practice trends and developments in the Americas in the area of international arbitration focusing specifically on evidentiary issues and recent court decisions. Speakers included: Jay L. Alexander, Baker Botts, LLP; Carlos Bianchi, Arbitrator and Mediator; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); Daniel E. Gonzalez, Hogan & Hartson LLP; Raul E. Herrera, Arnold & Porter; Horacio Grigera Naón, International Arbitration Program, WCL; Lucinda A Low, Steptoe & Johnson; Luis Martinez, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, AAA; Marcelo Muriel, Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados; Henry Saint Dahl, Inter-American Bar Association; Lorena Perez, International Arbitration Law Committee, IABA; and John H. Rooney, International Arbitration Law Committee, IABA and Shutts & Bowen LLP.


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Dan Gonzalez , Marcelo Muriel, Carlos Bianchi, and Horacio Grigera Naón

 


Fifth Annual Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration: How to Handle Intellectual Property and Telecommunication Cases
October 27, 2008

The Center on International Commercial Arbitration developed an intensive annual seminar designed to provide insights for handling arbitration cases and training legal practitioners to manage cases effectively in an international context. The seminar was conceptualized in collaboration with our co-sponsoring institutions, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); the American Arbitration Association; and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. Speakers for the Fifth Annual Seminar included: Betty Southard Murphy, Baker & Hostetler LLP; Luis Martinez, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission; Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Arbitration and ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration; John Townsend, James Boyken and Hagit Elul, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Mark A. Cymrot, Brian S. Harvey, and Michael S. Snarr, Baker & Hostetler; Mark Kantor, Independent Arbitrator; Christian Alberti, ICDR; Lucinda Low, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, ICSID; Christian P. Alberti, ICDR; Andrea Menaker, White & Case LLP; Alexander Yanos, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Claudia Ray, O'Melveny Myers; Peter L. Michaelson, Michaelson & Associates; Elliot Polebaum, Fried Frank; Eduardo Silva Romero, Dechert LLP; Ronan McHugh, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Dana MacGrath, Allen & Overy LLP; M. Scott Donahey, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator; Jean Kalicki, Arnold & Porter; Dana H. Freyer, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP; Richard Kreindler, Shearman & Stearling; Christopher Tahbaz, Debevoise & Plimpton.

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Private Resolution of International Intellectual Property Disputes
June 2, 2008

The seminar, part of the International Arbitration Summer Session, took place on June 2, 2008 and was co-sponsored with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. Faculty experts included: Jay I. Alexander Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; M. Scott Donahey, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator; Deborah Enix-Ross, Litigation Practice Group Manager, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Christine Haight Farley, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Director, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, and Co-Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property American University Washington College of Law; David Kelly, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Eun-Joo Min, Head Legal Development Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center; David W. Plant, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator; and Joshua Sarnoff, Assistant Director, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law.

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Christine Haight Farley, David Kelly, Jay Alexander and Eun-Joo Min


International Arbitration in the Americas: A Look Ahead
April 14, 2008

Leading practitioners in the field will analyze recent practice trends and developments in the Americas in the area of international arbitration focusing specifically on the challenges and progress experienced by numerous countries in the region. Conference panels will focus on North, Central, and South America respectively. Special emphasis will be given to the involvement of local courts in decisions made by arbitral tribunals.


Scott Donahey and Deborah Enix-Ross

Investment Arbitration in Latin America
October 24, 2007

The conference assessed current and future developments in this continuing evolving area of the law. Speakers included William W. Burke-White, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Sarah François-Poncet, Partner, Salans LLP; Horacio Grigera Naón, Director, International Arbitration Program; Xavier Garaicoa Ortiz, Procurador General del Estado de Ecuador; Ronald Goodman, Foley Hoag LLP; Osvaldo Guglielmino, Procurador del Tesoro de la Nación Argentina; Jonathan Hamilton, Partner, White & Case LLP; Philippe Sands, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre of International Courts and Tribunals at University College London; J. Christopher Thomas QC, Partner, Thomas & Partners; and Perry Wallace, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law.


Janis Brennan, Jay Taylor, Peter Carney and Jay Alexander


Does National Court Involvement Undermine the International Arbitration Process?
October 15, 2007

Sponsored by Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP, the Second American University Washington College of Law Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration, was presented by DR. JULIAN D M LEW QC, 20 Essex Street, London.

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Mark Clodfelter, Sarah François-Poncet, Eloïse
Obadia, Ignacio Troterola


Current Issues in International Arbitration International Legal Studies Program 25th Anniversary
March 27, 2007

The panel explored some of the legal and practical issues that arise in the arbitration of international commercial disputes including enforcement of arbitral awards, the allocation of jurisdiction between international arbitral tribunals and local courts in investor-state disputes arbitration, and other novel issues that were presented and briefly analyzed from the particular background of each panelist. Speaker included: Eckhard R. Hellbeck, Associate, White and Case LLP, Washington; Daniel Tan, Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York; Nora Claudia Luzi, Commercial Law-Legal Security Specialist, of Justice Program; and Tanya Golden, Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Moderator: Horacio Grigera Naón, Director of the International Arbitration Program.

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Philippe Sands QC


Investment Law Arbitration and Human Rights
March 21, 2007

The conference addressed issues surrounding the Arbitration of Investment Disputes and Human Rights and include 2 panels. Panel I will discussed possible conflicting concerns between International Human Rights and Investment Law in International Arbitration. Panel II addressed procedural issues, including Role of Human Rights Law in Investment Disputes, Amici Briefs and Access to Information and transparency in Investment Arbitration.


Rudolf Dolzer and Margrete Stevens