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2015 Events

Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration

Fall Session: September 14, 2015
Deadline to register: Monday, September 7, 2015
Join a live chat on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 1pm (EST) with Professor Perry Wallace. During the live chat, Professor Wallace will answer questions about the online certificate program as well as discuss what it takes to prepare for a career in international arbitration.Click here to register. 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

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 international commercial arbitration in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and East Asia. Speakers include: Henry Burnett, Partner, King & Spalding LLP; Filip De Ly, Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Gilberto Giusti, Partner, Pinheiro Neto Advogados; Simon Greenberg, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP; Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration; Fan Kun, Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Michael Nolan, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Rostislav Pekař, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs LLP; Wojciech Sadowski, Partner, K&L Gates Jamka sp.k.;Eduardo Silva Romero, Partner, Dechert LLP; Cheng-Yee Khong, Director and Counsel, ICC ICA Asia Secretariat; and Eduardo Zuleta, Partner, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados S.A. 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

Past Events

International Arbitration Summer Program

May 26 - June 12, 2015


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

Segunda Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión

Abril 6 - 10, 2015, Universidad Externado: Calle 12 No. 1-17 Este.
Bogotá, Colombia. Conferencia Inaugural: Ver Agenda!
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.  La Competencia en todas sus etapas se llevó a cabo en idioma español. More


Seminar: Practical Oil and Gas Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

March 2-3, 2015, São Paulo, Brazil - Gran Mercure SP Ibirapuera Hotel
This two-day seminar provided critical skills and practical insight into handling international commercial arbitration cases and will discuss topics such as the negotiation and performance of oil and gas contracts, and oil and gas project finance. The seminar was co-organized by CAM-CCBC (Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Brazil – Canada Chamber of Commerce) and WCL Center on International Commercial Arbitration. 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

Ninth Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration

" Puissance Publique in Investment Arbitration"
November 5, 2014, Washington, D.C.
The 2014 lecture was presented by Bernardo Cremades, Partner at B. Cremades y Asociados, Madrid and was sponsored by Arnold & Porter LLP. More

Roundtable Series: A Discussion on Current Trade Issues and Investment Arbitration

November 13, 2014, 9:00 A.M - 1:30 P.M., Washington, D.C.
The program discussed recent practice and trends in international arbitration in North America and hot issues in international trade law. Speakers included: Salvador Behar, Legal Counsel for International Trade, Embassy of Mexico; Aluisio de Lima-Campos, Adjunct Professor, WCL and ABCI Institute; Lee M. Caplan, Partner, Arent Fox LLP; Daniel Flores, Managing Director, Econ One Research, Inc.; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP and Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies; Hernando Otero, Independent Counsel and Arbitrator, Adjunct Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Lorena Perez, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; and Daniel Porter, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. (Event fee and registration required.) Luncheon guest speakers: Enrique Millán, Director/Head Commercial Counselor, Trade Bureau - Embassy of Colombia, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia and Carolina Acosta Ramos, Commercial Counselor, Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism. The luncheon was sponsored by Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. CLE credit is available (2.5 hours). More

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For more information, please visit the Center on International Commercial Arbitration website at www.wcl.american.edu/arbitration, or contact Susana Castiglione by phone at 202-274-4321 or by e-mail at arbitration@wcl.american.edu.