Nov 14 Thu
2019

Arbitration in Times of Economic Nationalism

09:00AM - 05:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom
The Symposium will analyze the trends, developments, and challenges in international arbitration in times of economic nationalism.

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. For decades international arbitration professionals have advocated for the homogenization of regulations in international dispute settlement. The 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards was seen as the epitome of a transnational arbitral order that could offer an efficient legal framework for unhindered international business.
After 1990, international investment arbitration developed into the premier dispute settlement procedure for company-to-state disputes with growingly homogeneous, international obligations for the treatment of foreign direct investment.
On November 14, 2019, selected authors will present their papers at this event and will share the panel with an expert in the field who will act as chairs. Chairs include: 

Panel I: Susan Franck, Professor of Law, WCL - BIT and ICSID Arbitration.             

Panel II: Ariff, Partner, Dechert LLP - Europe.

Panel III: Jane Y. Willems, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing & Jingzhou Tao, Partner, Dechert LLP, Beijing -  Asia and Africa.

Panel IV: Nigel Blackaby, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP – America .

This symposium is organized with the institutional sponsorship of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) in Bonn (Germany), the World Trade Institute in Bern (Switzerland), the Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre (United Arab Emirates), the School of Law of the Tsinghua University (China), and the Externado University in Bogotá (Colombia). It is also sponsored by Dechert LLP. 

Organizer

Center on International Commercial Arbitration

Where

Washington College of Law
Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington DC
20016