Dear Friends of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration,

I am writing to share with you information regarding two important events that will take place in November in Washington DC. On November 7, the law school will present a Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration which will analyze salient issues in BIT and ICSID arbitration and current developments in international commercial arbitration in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East and East Asia. Additionally, on November 18, Bernard Hanotiau will present the 2013 American University Washington College of Law Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration. Both events are free and open to the public.

I would also like to bring your attention to our new Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration.

Details regarding this and other activities are provided below. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcl.american.edu/arbitration/mootinversion.cfm, or contact us at arbitration@wcl.american.edu or (202) 274-4321.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

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; Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, WCL; Jean Kalicki, Arnold & Porter; Mark kantor, Independent Arbitrator; Joongi Kim, Yonsei Law School; Julian Lew QC, 20 Essex Street; Adrián Magallanes, Von Wobeser Sierra; José Emilio Nunez Pinto, Jose Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados; Sirilal Perera; WCL; David Snyder, WCL; Dan Tan, Dan Tan Law; Perry Wallace, WCL; and Anne Marie Whitesell, Dechert LLP. 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 withBernard Hanotiau Sufficient Clarity? An Arbitrator’s View Point”
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

 

2014 LL.M. Arbitration Competition
March 13-14, 2014
Specifically created for LL.M. students, the Competition focuses primarily on oral advocacy before a panel of arbitration experts. Participants will be required to submit a brief argument outline. In 2014, the Competition will focus on an investment dispute. The Competition has been limited to 28 teams (first come first served basis). Registrations will will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2013. More

If you are interested in serving as an arbitrator, please send an email to arbitration@wcl.american.edu.


First International Investment Arbitration Competition
Primera Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión

Washington D.C., March 12-16, 2014

The Competition is co-organized by WCL, the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, and the Externado University in Colombia. The Competition, which will be conducted solely in Spanish, promotes the study of international investment protection law and arbitration as its preferred dispute resolution mechanism. Sponsors include the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

I invite you to share this information with colleagues and students you think may be interested in participating in the Competition. Additionally, if you are interested in serving as an arbitrator, please send an email to arbitration@wcl.american.edu. more



Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration

First session: November 4, 2013
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. The Online Certificate Program will be taught by Professors Grigera-Naón and Perry Wallace. More


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International Arbitration Summer Program
May 27 to June 13, 2014

Taught by leading practitioners and arbitrators from around the world, the International Commercial Arbitration Specialized Summer Program is a unique and concentrated three-week program that addresses fundamental issues of international commercial arbitration from a theoretical and a practical point of view.

Courses in English:  Nuts and Bolts of International Commercial Arbitration; Investor-State Arbitration; Advanced Seminar: 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 Arbitration.

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