International Commercial Arbitration Program

Dear Friends of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration,

For those of you interested in our Summer Program, courses will be starting in two weeks. The program brings together world-renowned practitioners and arbitrators presenting nine courses (6 in English and 3 in Spanish) designed for professional development and will take place from May 28 to June 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. If you are considering attending, we encourage you to apply online. I also would like to bring your attention to our new workshop Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration. This 12-hours session (Friday, June 14, 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday, June 15, 9:00am to 3:00pm) is designed to provide advanced students and practitioners with essential skills to cross-examine witnesses.

Courses in English:  Introduction to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration; Investor-State Arbitration; Practical Skills and Cross-Examination in International Arbitration; International Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues; Contributions of the ICC Court of Arbitration to the Practice of International Commercial Arbitration; and Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration.

Courses in Spanish: Arbitraje Comercial Internacional Arbitraje Inversionista – Estado; and  Seminario Avanzado: Aspectos Prácticos del Proceso Arbitral.

10 CLE credits per course available .

Faculty includes: Janis Brennan, Foley Hoag LLP; Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Horacio Grigera Naón, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Michael Evan Jaffe, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Jean Kalicki, Arnold & Porter LLP; Louis B. Kimmelman, Allen & Overy LLP; Dana MacGrath, Allen & Overy LLP; Fernando Mantilla Serrano, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Jack McKay, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Antonio Parra, Consultant, World Bank; Monique Sasson, Co-Managing Editor of the ITA Arbitration Report and of World Trade and Arbitration Materials; Eduardo Silva Romero, Dechert LLP; Laurence Shore, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; and Anne Marie Whitesell, Dechert LLP. More

For more information, please visit the Center on International Commercial Arbitration web site at or contact us at (202) 274-4321 or


Horacio A. Grigera Naón
Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration

Fall Events

Tenth Annual Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration: How to Handle Oil and Gas Industry Cases
October 23 - 25, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The seminar will feature a mock case that will be discussed mainly from the perspective of the ICC Rules of Arbitration. The event will be hosted by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and is co-sponsored by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the American Arbitration Association, and ICSID.

Speakers include: Nadia de Araujo, PUC-Rio; Sergio Bermudes, Sergio Bermudes Advogados; João Bosco Lee, Lee Taube Gabardo Sociedade de Advogados; Andrea Carlevaris, International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration; Lauro Gama Jr., PUC-Rio; Daniel E. González, Hogan Lovells LLP; Katherine González Arrocha, Director, Arbitration and ADR, Latin America, ICC Dispute Resolution Services; David R. Haigh, QC, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP; Jerald Hess, DLA Piper LLP; Dyalá Jiménez, DJ Arbitraje; Luis Martínez, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA); Hon. Peter J. Messitte, United States District Judge for the District of Maryland; José Emilio Nunes Pinto, José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados; Kevin O’Gorman, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP; Luiz Olavo Baptista, L.O. Baptista Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira Agel; Jorge Suescún Melo, Suescún & de Brigard; and Arnoldo Wald, Wald Associados Advogados. More

Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration
November 7, 2013, 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: Yas Banifatemi, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Abby Cohen Smutny, White & Case LLP; Antonio Crivellaro, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo; Nayla Comair-Obeid, Obeid Law Firm; L Yves Fortier QC, 20 Essex Street; Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Center on International Commercial Arbitration; George Kahale III, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Joongi Kim, Yonsei Law School; Julian Lew QC, 20 Essex Street; José Emilio Nunez Pinto, Jose Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados; Bernard HanotiauAnne Marie Whitesell, Dechert LLP; and Claus Von Wobeser, Von Wobeser Sierra.

Seventh Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration

The 2013 lecture will be presented by Bernard Hanotiau, Partner at Hanotiau & Van den Berg, Brussels.


American University International Law Review Special Issue in International Commercial Arbitration

ILR has published a special issue on Current Issues in International Commercial Arbitration. The publication includes the papers submitted for the Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration which took place November 16, 2011. To read Volume 27, No. 4 please click here.

Arbitration Brief

The third issue of the International Commercial Arbitration Brief has been released. The Arbitration Brief is a student publication of the Washington College of Law produced with the assistance of the Center for International Commercial Arbitration.

The Brief has recently evolved from the strong foundation laid by the International Commercial Arbitration Brief to include all avenues of arbitration. With an expanded scope, The Arbitration Brief strives to cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from domestic employment arbitration to international investment disputes.  

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