Second Annual Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration

How to Handle a Construction Case Under
the International Arbitration Rules of the AAA

Washington, DC
September 12-15, 2005

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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Monday, September 12th
Start End   Subject
9:00am 9:10am * Opening Remarks
Dean Claudio Grossman
American University Washington College of Law
9:10am 10:00am * Introduction to the Seminar and Presentation on Current Issues in the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration
Dr. Horacio A. Grigera Naón
Director, International Arbitration Program
10:15am 12:15pm * Current Developments in International Arbitration: An Institutional Perspective
Moderator: Betty Southard Murphy
  • Observations from the American Arbitration Association
    William K. Slate II
  • Views from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
    Roberto Dañino
  • An ICC Arbitration Update
    Elliot E. Polebaum
12:15pm 2:15pm   Lunch
2:15pm 2:30pm   Introduction to the Mock Arbitration
Luis M. Martínez
2:30pm 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.
Paolo di Rosa
Luis M. Martínez
Dr. Horacio A. Grigera Naón
6:30pm 8:30pm   Opening Dinner

Tuesday, September 13th
Start End   Subject
9:00am 12:00pm   Stage II: Answer to the Request for Arbitration
Oscar Garibaldi
Paolo di Rosa
Manuel García
12:15pm 2:15pm   Lunch
2:15pm 2:30pm   Presentation on the Role of the ICDR in the Application of the AAA International Arbitration
Luis M. Martínez
2:30pm 3:45pm   Presentations and Discussions on the Selection of Arbitrators
  • From the Parties' Point of View
    Oscar Garibaldi
  • From an Institutional Perspective
    Luis M. Martínez
4:00pm 5:00pm   Stage III: The Pre-hearing Conference and the Arbitral Procedure
Eli Whitney Debevoise, II
Oscar Garibaldi
Paolo di Rosa
Luis M. Martínez
Dr. Horacio A. Grigera Naón

Wednesday, September 14th
Start End   Subject
9:00am 9:15am   Presentation and Discussion on the Rights, Duties, and Role of the Arbitrator
John Fellas
Dr. Horacio A. Grigera Naón
9:15am 12:15pm   Stage IV: Special Focus on Evidentiary Issues I
John Fellas
Manuel García
Dmitri Evseev
Dr. Horacio A. Grigera Naón
Arbitrators and Experts
12:15pm 2:15pm   Lunch
2:15pm 5:00pm   Stage IV: Special Focus on Evidentiary Issues II
Paolo di Rosa
Luis M. Martínez
Dr. Horacio A. Grigera Naón

Thursday, September 15th
Start End   Subject
9:00am 12:30pm   Stage V: The Arbitral Award
Donald Donovan
Charles R.P. Nairac
Professor Perry Wallace Jr.
12:15pm 2:15am   Lunch
2:15pm 3:30pm   Perspectives on State Party Arbitration
  • An ICDR Perspective
    Luis M. Martínez
  • The Practitioner's Perspective
    Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez
3:30pm 4:00pm   Presentation and Discussion on the Enforcement of the Arbitral Award under the New York Convention
Dr. Horacio A. Grigera Naón
4:00pm 4:15pm   Closing Remarks
Dean Claudio Grossman
Dr. Horacio A. Grigera Naón
Luis M. Martínez
4:30pm 6:00pm   Reception

* - Sessions are Free and Open to the Public, however Registration is Required