African Courts and International Arbitration: Benevolent Eye or Cautious Approach?

African Courts and International Arbitration: Benevolent Eye or Cautious Approach?

11 Sep, 2020

This event will discuss issues relevant to courts and arbitration in various jurisdiction across Africa including Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, East Africa and South Africa. Panelists include: Abimbola Akeredolu, SAN, Partner, Banwo&Ighodalo; Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Director, WCL Center on International Commercial Arbitration; Julian D. M. Lew, QC, Twenty Essex;  Evans Monari, Partner, Bowmans Kenya (Coulson Harney, LLP) ; Nagla Nassar, Senior Partner at NassarLaw; Ucheora Onwamaegbu, Consultant, Arent Fox; and Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Founding Partner, Zulficar&Partners. The conference is sponsored by the African Law and Policy Association at WCL (ALPA.)  

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Can We Talk Of an Arbitration Culture in Asia?

Can We Talk Of an Arbitration Culture in Asia?

11 Sep, 2020

Arbitration practitioners will debate the culture of arbitration in Asia and the challenges that lie ahead in the region. Speakers include: Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Director, WCL Center on International Commercial Arbitration; Nicholas Peacock, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills; Thomas R. Snider, Partner, Al Tamimi & Company; Jingzhou Tao, Independent Arbitrator; Adriana Uson, Member, Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC) Committee and Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP; and Jane Willems, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University School of Law.

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Call for Papers: Custom and International Investment Law Conference

Call for Papers: Custom and International Investment Law Conference

20 Aug, 2020

Call for Papers: Custom and International Investment Law Conference | September 23-24, 2020

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Careers in Arbitration

Careers in Arbitration

03 Apr, 2019

Alumni María Julia Milesi, Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Charles (Chip) Rosenberg, Caunsel at King & Spalding LLP, will provided important guidance for students looking to enter this growing field of dispute resolution. This event is part of the International Suite Talks organized by the International & Comparative Legal Studies. 

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Arbitrating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

Arbitrating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

28 Mar, 2019

This conference has been organized to welcome the participants of the VIII LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.

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International Arbitration: Friend or Foe of Corporations

International Arbitration: Friend or Foe of Corporations

03 Mar, 2019

Organized by American University Business Law Review, this symposium will discuss topics related to International Arbitration, aimed to bring the corporate and legal fields together in a discussion that is highly beneficial to both sides. Please join us! Registration is free but required – 2 CLE Credits will be applied for – cost is $110.

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Handling Allegations of Corruption in International Arbitration and judicial Dispute Resolution

Handling Allegations of Corruption in International Arbitration and judicial Dispute Resolution

13 Feb, 2019

This discussion is timely as in practice more and more parties attempt to reject the jurisdiction of courts of justice and arbitral tribunals on the ground that the contract at issue is tainted by corruption. This type of allegations have an impact on the admissibility of claims as well as on the merits. They also pose important questions on international and domestic public policy and the relationship of civil or private adjudication with the criminal justice system.

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The Confidentiality-Transparency Spectrum In International Arbitration: Where Do You Stand?

The Confidentiality-Transparency Spectrum In International Arbitration: Where Do You Stand?

07 Feb, 2019

On February  7, 2019,  from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room N101, young practitioners will discuss the Confidentiality-Transparency Spectrum. Speakers include: Álvaro Awad, Partner, Contreras Velozo from Chile; Javier Jaramillo, Senior Associate, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce in Ecuador; and Francisco Sepúlveda, Senior Associate, Sepúlveda Figueroa in Chile and LLM Candidate at AUWCL.  Pizza will be served. Registration is not required. 

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International Dispute Resolution Involving States: Key Decisions in 2018

International Dispute Resolution Involving States: Key Decisions in 2018

15 Jan, 2019

Distinguished academics, arbitrators and practitioners will discuss the most relevant decisions involving disputes between States and investors and States. Speakers include: Rebecca Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Law, WCL; Padideh Ala’I, Professor of Law & Faculty Director, ILSP, WCL;  Claudio Grossman, Professor of Law & Dean Emeritus, WCL; Lucinda Low, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Hernán Salinas Burgos, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Chile to the OAS; Nigel Blackaby, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Kenneth Juan Figueroa, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP; and Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Managing Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. This event is free and open to the public. Please register at https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration 

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Seminar: Introduction to International Commercial & Investment Arbitration

Seminar: Introduction to International Commercial & Investment Arbitration

27 Sep, 2018

This seminar will present an introduction to commercial and investment arbitration.  This event is organized for a group of Italian attorneys who are participating in an exchange organized by the Amerigo Association.  Amerigo is an Italian association that aims at establishing a network of Italian alumni in the US, easing partnerships with the academia, Governments and the business sector.

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