International Commercial Arbitration Program

Sixth Annual Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration:
How to Handle a BIT Arbitration

October 13-16, 2009, Washington, D.C.

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to remind you that the Early Registration Deadline will close on September 1, 2009.

The Sixth Annual Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration: How to Handle a BIT Arbitration is a four-day intensive program that uses a mock case as a tool for providing practitioners with skills, strategies, and tactics for successfully conducting arbitration cases. On this occasion, the seminar will feature sessions that are primarily from the perspective of the Rules of Arbitration of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

The Seminar is co-sponsored by the American Arbitration Association (AAA); International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); and International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Cooperating institutions include the Inter-American Bar Association and the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission; Media Partner are TDM and Global Arbitration Review.

Faculty experts include: Henri Alvarez QC, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin;
Nigel Blackaby
, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Gabriel Bottini, Attorney General's Office; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost LLP; Jason Fry, International Chamber of Commerce, International Court of Arbitration (ICC); John Gardiner, Skadden Arps; Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case; Miriam Harwood, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost LLP; Ahmed Sadek EL-Kosheri, Kosheri, Rashed & Riad; Luis Martinez, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR); James Mendenhall, Sidley
Austin LLP; Betty Southard Murphy, Baker & Hostetler, LLP; Lluis Paradell, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Antonio Parra, International Council for
Commercial Arbitration; Paul S. Reichler, Foley Hoag LLP; John Savage, Shearman
& Sterling LLPBrigitte Stern, Professor Paris I; Margrete Stevens, King &
Spalding LLP; Andres Rigo Sureda, International Arbitrator; Nassib Ziadé, ICSID.

For further information and registration, please visit, call (202) 274-4321 or e-mail:

CLE Credit is available.


Horacio A. Grigera Naón
Director, International Commercial Arbitration Program
American University Washington College of Law
Washington, DC

Upcoming Activities

September 22, 2009
Getting Started in International Arbitration

Panelists will address students on various career opportunities in International Commercial Arbitration as well as tips and sources for getting started in the industry. The panel  will take place on September 22, 2009 at noon in the International Student Lounge and is part of our celebration of International Week (Sept. 21-25, 2009).

Speakers include: Manuel Garcia, Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP, Eckhard R. Hellbeck, Associate, White & Case LLP. and Horacio Grigera Naón. Moderator: Professor David Snyder.

November, 5 2009, 5:30pm
Fourth Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration

Established in 2006, the annual lecture offers an eminent figure in international arbitration a platform on which to share his or her ideas on novel issues and current trends in international arbitration from his or her own perspective. This year’s lecture will take place on Thursday, November 5, 2009, and
will feature Jan Paulson, co-head of Fresh fields Brunches Derringer LLP’s international arbitration
and public international law groups and will speak on “Three Reasons Why International Arbitration Will (Probably) Survive."Find out more about the Annual Lecture.

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