Nov 14 Thu

Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

09:00AM - 05:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom
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 through five panels featuring speakers whose works have been selected based on a call for papers.  Panel chairs include: Jingzhou Tao, Managing Partner, Dechert LLP, Beijing, China; Jane Y. Willems, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing; Bjorn Arp, Adjunct Professor. American University Washington College of Law;  Arif H. Ali, Partner, Dechert LLP; and Nigel Blackaby, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

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), the Externado University in Bogotá (Colombia), and the World Trade Institute.  Sponsors include ASIL and Dechert LLP.  Selected papers will be published by Transnational Dispute Management (TDM), media partner of this Symposium.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place at WCL located 4300 Nebraska Ave. N.W., Washington DC.

CLE credit will be available for the Symposium at the registration desk upon payment.


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