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2015 Events

Third Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

November 17, 2015, Washington, D.C.
Leading practitioners and academics will analyze salient issues in BIT and ICSID arbitration and current developments in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and East Asia. This event will feature: Henry Burnett, Partner, King & Spalding LLP; Filip De Ly, Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Simon Greenberg, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP; Horacio Grigera Naón, Director, center on International Commercial Arbitration, WCL; Fan Kun, Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Michael Nolan, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Rostislav Pekar, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs LLP; Sirilal Perera, International Research Scholar in Residence, WCL; Eduardo Silva Romero, Partner, Dechert LLP; David Snyder, Professor of Law, WCL; American University Washington College of LawCheng-Yee Khong, Director and Counsel, ICC ICA Asia Secretariat; Perry Wallace, Professor of Law, WCL. Anne Marie Whitesell, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; and Eduardo Zuleta, Partner, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados S.A. CLE is available. The Symposium is free and open to the public; however, please note that registration is required. more

Tenth Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture

November 19, 2015, Washington, D.C
The 2015 Annual Lecture will be 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

2016 Events

Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration

Spring Session: January, 2016
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. More

Tercera Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión

March 17-21, 2016, Washington, DC (in Spanish only)
Coorganizada por 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.  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. More

2016 International Arbitration Summer Program

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

Past Events

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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