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Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration

Spring Session: January 19, 2016
Deadline to register: Tuesday, January 12, 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 Registro de equipos vence 8 de diciembre de 2015.

Fifth LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition

April 7-8, 2016, Washington, D.C. Deadline to register: January 8, 2016.
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

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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