Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration: Arbitration in Times of Economic Nationalism
November 14, 2019
This event includes five panels featuring speakers whose works were selected and based on a call for papers. Authors will share the panel with an expert in the field who will act as chairs. The Program is available here.
Economic crises, financial volatility, social transformations, and political instability around the world have created a favorable environment for economic nationalism and other movements that may prove disruptive of the global economic world order that arose after the Cold War. International commercial and investment arbitration are particularly sensitive to such trends. The symposium seeks to critically assess the current status quo and the various options that lay ahead for international arbitration in times of nationalism
The final papers will be published as a hard copy in book format and in electronic format by the online journal Transnational Dispute Management (TDM), the media partner of this Symposium. Please click here to read more.
The event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. Please click here to register.
9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M. Opening Remarks and Symposium Introduction
Horacio A. Grigera Naón
Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration
American University Washington College of Law
9:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. Panel I: Public Policy Considerations in International Arbitration
Jingzhou Tao, Managing Partner, Dechert LLP, Beijing, China.
10:30 A.M. – 10:40 A.M. Break
10:40 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Panel II: Policy Trends Regarding International Commercial Arbitration: a Global Comparison
Panel Chair: Jane Y. Willems, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing.
12:00 P.M. –1:00 P.M. Light Lunch
1:00 P.M. – 2:10 P.M. Panel III: Trends in the Regulation of International Commercial Arbitration
Panel Chair: Tarek Rchaid, Special legal Consultant, UAE Law.
2:10 P.M. – 2:20 P.M. Break
2:20 P.M. – 3:40 P.M. Panel IV: Nationalistic Trends in Investment Arbitration.
Panel Chair: Arif H. Ali, Partner, Dechert LLP.
3:40 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Break
4:00 P.M. – 5:20 P.M. Panel VI
Regional Trends in International Investment Arbitration: Fragmentation vs. a Global Approach.
Panel Chair: Nigel Blackaby, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
5:20 P. M. – 5:30 P.M. Closing remarks
Horacio A. Grigera Naón
About the Symposium
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 biannually 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 symposium 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."Horacio A. Grigera Naón