Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

November 14, 2017

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2017 Program

Spanning a diverse array of industries and practiced across varied legal systems, international commercial arbitration has wide reaching implications as it helps to create the foundation in which international transactions can thrive. The Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration is organized biennially by the Center on International Commercial Arbitration with the purpose of presenting a global perspective of current developments in international arbitration throughout the world. The symposium hosts prominent speakers and generates a dialogue for salient issues in BIT and ICSID arbitration, as well as current developments in international commercial arbitration in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia.

The event is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. A light lunch will be provided.

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CLE credit will be applied for as requested.

Speakers include:

David J. A. Cairns, Partner, Cremades y Asociados, Madrid

Fernando Cantuarias, Dean, Universidad del Pacífico, Lima

Marcelo Ferro, Partner, Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide (FCDG), Rio de Janeiro

Timothy Foden, Of Counsel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, London

Susan Franck, Professor of Law, WCL

Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Managing Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

José Manuel García Represa, Partner, Dechert, Paris

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

Mark Kantor, Independent Arbitrator, Washington D.C.

Andrea Menaker, Partner, White & Case, Washington D.C.

Ucheora Onwuamaegbu, Internatinoal Attorney, Arent Fox

Sir Vivian Ramsey, International Arbitrator and Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court

Sundra Rajoo, Director, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration

María Rubert, Partner, United Advocates, Dubai

David Snyder, Professor of Law & Director, Business Law Program, WCL

Jeff Sullivan, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP, London

Ignacio Suarez Anzorena, Special Legal Consultant, Clifford Chance, Washington D.C.