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2016 Events

Panel and Cocktail Reception: Origins and Developments of the International Arbitration Community in Washington, D.C.  

February 25, 2016, 6:00 P.M., Room NT01
This event, organized to celebrate the new Tenley Campus, will be moderated by Professor Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Partner at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP and will feature: Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Director, WCL Center on International Commercial Arbitration; Andres Rigo, Independent Arbitrator and Judge, IMF Administrative Tribunal; and John Townsend, Partner, Hughes Hubbard LLP. A Cocktail sponsored by Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP will follow. More

Poder de Policía y Garantías bajo los Acuerdos Bilaterales de Inversión: un equilibrio difícil?

March 17, 2016, 4:30 P.M.- 7:00 P.M., Claudio Grossman Hall
To welcome participants of the Third Investment Arbitration Competition, the Center is organizing two panels in Spanish which will discuss the delicate balance between the police powers of the State and the protection granted to foreign investors under Bilateral Investment Treaties. Speakers include: Horacio A Grigera Naón; Andrés Cardenas Muñoz, CYRCI, Universidad Externado; Eduardo Zuleta, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta; Andres Rigo, International Arbitrator; Paolo Di Rosa, Arnold & Porter, LLP; Lorena Perez, Georgetown University Law Center y University of Houston Law Center; and Mélida Hodgson, Foley Hoag LLP. More

Tercera Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión

March 17-21, 2016, Washington, DC (in Spanish only)
Coorganizada por la Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (Alarb), el Centro de Arbitraje Comercial Internacional de WCL, el Centro de Arbitraje y Conciliación de la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá y la Universidad Externado de Colombia, Facultad de Derecho, la competencia 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.  Cuenta también con el patrocinio del Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias relativas a Inversiones (CIADI) y TDM. Para actuar como árbitro, favor envíe un email a More

Denial of Justice Claims in BIT arbitrations. April 6, 2016. Claudio Grossman Hall.

April, 6, 2016, 5:15 P.M., Claudio Grossman Hall
This conference organized to welcome the participants of the Fifth LL.M. International Commercial Moot Competition, will discuss issues related to the right of access to justice by private investors in bilateral investment treaty arbitration. Speakers include: Arif H. Ali, Dechert LLP;  Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Victoria Shannon Sahani, Washington and Lee University School  of Law; and Luke Sobota, Three Crowns. More

Fifth LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition

April 7-8, 2016, Washington, D.C.
The LL.M. Moot competition is designed to give students enrolled in a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, an opportunity to develop their arbitration skills in an en vironment which closely resembles current International Commercial Arbitration.  to serve as an arbitrator, please e-mail at More

2016 International Arbitration Summer Program
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May 31 - June 16, 2016

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

Corruption in International Arbitration

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 12:30 P.M.
The conference will focus on issues of corruption in international investment arbitration and will be presented by Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez and  Aloysius Llamzon of King & Spalding LLP.

Past Events

Tenth Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture

November 19, 2015
American University Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. (Room 603)
The 2015 Annual Lecture was presented by Pierre Tercier, Honorary Professor at the University of Fribourg and Honorary Chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. The lecture is sponsored by Arnold & Porter LLP

Third Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

November 17, 2015, Washington, D.C.
American University Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. (Room 603)
Leading practitioners and academics analyzed salient issues in BIT and ICSID arbitration and current developments in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and East Asia. Speakers included: Henry Burnett, King & Spalding; Filip De Ly, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle; Alvaro Galindo, Dechert, LLP; Gilberto Giusti, Pinheiro Neto Advogados; Simon Greenberg, Clifford Chance; Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, WCL; Fan Kun, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Alexis Martínez, Squire Patton Boggs; Michael Nolan, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Hernando Otero, WCL; Wojciech Sadowski, K&L Gates Jamka sp.k.; Sirilal Perera, WCL; Eduardo Silva Romero, Dechert; David Snyder, WCL; Cheng-Yee Khong, ICC ICA Asia Secretariat; and Anne Marie Whitesell, Georgetown University Law Center. CLE is available. The Symposium was sponsored by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution; Dechert LLP; the Inter-American Bar Association; and the Washington Foreign Law Society; Media Partner: TDM. more

40th Anniversary of the Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration (The Panama Convention)

February 26, 2015: 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. - Washington, DC
The panelists discussed the treaty, its application, its comparison to the New York convention, and some of its unique provisions including its article 3 that references the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission. Speakers included: Rafael Bernal, Director, Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Luis Martínez, Vice President, American Arbitration Association International Centre for Dispute Resolution; Adriana Polania, Secretary General, Inter-American Commission on Commercial Arbitration (IACAC ); and Aníbal Sabater, Partner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP. More

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