International Commercial Arbitration Program

Dear Friends of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration,

I hope your summer is going well. With the fall season quickly approaching, I am writing to let you know about our upcoming events beginning with a new practical seminar, Damages and Compensation in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, to take place September 26 and 27. Details regarding this and other activities are provided below.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

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

Fall Events

Understanding Damages and Compensation in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration
September 26 and 27, 2013, Washington, D.C., 6 pm – 9 pm

This seminar led by Leonardo R. Giacchino, Ph.D., Partner at Solutions Economics, LLC, and Boris J. Steffen, MM, CPA, ASA, ABV, CDBV, Managing Director at Gavin Solmonese, is designed to help legal practitioners navigate the economic, financial and accounting aspects of an arbitration. Speakers will present valuation topics in a practical and non-technical manner, guiding the participants through case scenarios to teach economic, financial and accounting concepts and principles in international arbitration. CLE Credit Available. More

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. Sponsoring institution: Bouckaert Ormen Passemard Sportes (BOPS); Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem (CBAr) and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados. Media Partner: TDM.

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; Mark R. Cheskin, 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; Anibal Sabater, Fulbright & Jaworski; Pedro Saghy, Fulbright & Jaworski; Jorge Suescún Melo, Suescún & de Brigard; and Arnoldo Wald, Wald Associados Advogados. More

Pre-Seminar Programs
October 22, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pre-Seminar events include a discussion on the Arbitration Seminar: How to Handle Oil and Gas Industry Cases; the 17hs Cbar Comunication on International Arbitration: The Abuse of the International Commercial Arbitration System; and a Round Table on Arbitration of Energy Disputes. These events are free and open to the public.

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; Chiann Bao, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; 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, WCL; George Kahale III, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Jean Kalicki, Arnold & Porter; Joongi Kim, Yonsei Law School; Julian Lew QC, 20 Essex Street; José Emilio Nunez Pinto, Jose Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados; Sirilal Perera; WCL; David Snyder, WCL; Dan Tan, Dan Tan Law; Perry Wallace, WCL; Anne Marie Whitesell, Dechert LLP; and Claus Von Wobeser, Von Wobeser Sierra. The symposium is sponsored by the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC).

Seventh Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration:
Do States Draft their BITs and FTAs with Sufficient Clarity? An Arbitrator’s View Point”
Bernard Hanotiau November 18 , 2013, Washington, D.C.

The 2013 lecture will be presented by Bernard Hanotiau, Partner at Hanotiau & Van den Berg, Brussels. The lecture is sponsored by Arnold & Porter LLP and will take place in the Paul Porter Conference Room (10th Floor) at 555 Twelfth Street, NW, Washington, DC. The conference is free and open to the public. More



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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