2013 Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

Biannual event hosted by the American University Washington College of Law where leading arbitrators gather to discuss salient issues in international commercial arbitration.

Opening Remarks and Symposium Introduction

Horacio A. Grigera Naón

Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration   

Panel I: Salient issues in BIT and ICSID Arbitration

Moderator:

Jean Kalicki 
Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Panelists:

Marinn Carlson
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Abby Cohen Smutny
Partner, White & Case LLP

Mark Kantor
Independent Arbitrator


Panel II: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration in Europe

Moderator:                  

David Snyder
 Professor of Law & Director, Business Law Programs, American University Washington College of Law

Panelists:                    

Yas Banifatemi
Partner, Shearman & Sterling

Antonio Crivellaro
Counsel, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo

Julian Lew Q.C.
Arbitrator, 20 Essex Street

Panel III: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration in the Middle East and East Asia

Moderator:

Sirilal Perera
 Adjunct Professor of Law  and International Research Scholar in Residence American University Washington College of Law   

Panelists:                  

Chiann Bao
Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre - HKIAC

Nayla Comair-Obeid
Partner, Obeid Law Firm

Joongi Kim
Professor, Yonsei Law School

Dan Tan
Principal, Dan Tan Law

Panel IV: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration in the Americas

                  

Moderator:                  

Perry Wallace
Professor of Law & Director, JD/MBA Dual Degree Program  American University Washington College of Law   

Panelists:                    

Adrián Magallanes
Partner, Von Wobeser Sierra

José Emilio Nunez Pinto
Partner, Jose Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados

Anne Marie Whitesell
Of Counsel, Dechert LLP

Closing Remarks

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

PUBLICATIONS

Panel I - Salient issues in BIT and ICSID Arbitration


A.A. Mezgravis; C. González; Denunciation of the ICSID Convention: Two Problems, One Seen and One Overlooked, TDM 7 (2012), www.transnational-disputemanagement.com/article.asp?key=1914

S.W. Schill; B. Kingsbury; Investor-State Arbitration As Governance: Fair and Equitable Treatment, Proportionality and the Emerging Global Administrative Law, TDM 2 (2011), www.transnational-disputemanagement.com, www.transnational-dispute-management.com/article.asp?key=1700


Panel II - Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration in Europe


J. Delaney, A. Sheppard, Overview of Recent Development in Commercial Arbitration in UK (2013), The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2013, Section 3, http://globalarbitrationreview.com/reviews/50/sections/173/chapters/1948/united-kingdom/


T. Portwood, The New French Law on Arbitration (2013), The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2013, Section 3, http://globalarbitrationreview.com/reviews/50/sections/173/chapters/1931/france/

Panel III - Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration in the Middle East and East Asia


Chong Yee Leong, P. Singh, Singapore and Hong Kong’s international arbitration journey: A tale of two cities, The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2013, Section 2

M. Marrone, G.A. Smith, Recent Developments in Arbitration Law in the Middle East, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial publications (2010)

Panel IV - Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration in the Americas


P. F. Richards, Controversial Court Decisions, Forthcoming Legislation. An Opportunity to Change?, The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2013, Section 3, pp. 21-26 URL: http://globalarbitrationreview.com/reviews/48/sections/166/chapters/1862/Richards

Cardinal Tützer Zabala & Zaefferer F. Peláez-Pier, J.G. Torrealba R. Duque, Arbitration Agreements in Contracts with the Venezuelan State and its Instrumentalities, The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2013, Section 3, pp. 48-52 Hoet Peláez Castillo, http://globalarbitrationreview.com/reviews/48/sections/167/chapters/1870/venezuela/