HIALSA – HKS Speaker Series – How to hold Russia accountable for the invasion of Ukraine?

Please join the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) and the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School for a conversation on Russia’s accountability for the invasion of Ukraine.

Our speakers will be Professor Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School who acts as Ukraine’s lawyer in a suit filed against Russia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and Professor Patrick W. Pearsall, partner at Allen & Overy, who is advising Ukraine’s government on reparations as the director of Columbia University Law School’s International Claims and Reparations Project. Koh and Pearsall will consider possible legal avenues for enforcing Russia’s responsibility for the acts committed in relation to Ukraine’s invasion. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Gabriella Blum, Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Harvard Law School.

The event will take place on November 16 from 4-5 PM in Millstein East (Wasserstein Students Center, Harvard Law School) followed by a reception. Those who cannot join in person are welcome to join the live stream.

RSVP is required: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l7Pf8aHnSfSxG-RTugZqZw

 

First workshop of the academic year – “The Past, Present & Future of Investment Protection”

The HIALSA International Arbitration Workshop builds upon Harvard Law School’s rich traditions in international law and advocacy by offering to attendees an in-depth introduction to the practice of international arbitration.

We endeavor to accomplish this over a series of sessions that track the lifecycle of a dispute through the involvement of the top minds and most well-respected practitioners from a broad cross-section of the field.

Our first session for this year, “The Past, Present & Future of Investment Protection” is the first workshop in a series for the 2022-23 academic year.

We are honored to present an all-star panel of three highly accomplished and widely recognized arbitration practitioners from Allen & Overy – Guled Yusef (Partner), David Ingle (Senior Counsel) and Godwin Tan (Associate) – who will share their life and career experiences.

One attendee (drawn by lottery) will have the opportunity to join Guled for a private chat following the session.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 6 from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm ET and is open to the general public. Lunch will be served.

Can’t make it in person? You can also join us via Zoom by registering here: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99993379883?pwd=L3B6QjBEVFRTK2ZDVVdMdVFYdjRQUT09

HLS only: Certificates will be awarded at the end of the year to the people who attend 80% of all the Masterclass Workshops conducted this year.

8th Harvard International Arbitration Conference

HIALSA is pleased to invite you to the 8th Harvard International Arbitration Conference — taking place virtually on March 31 – April 1. This year’s title is: “Clash of Cultures? Civil & Common law traditions in international arbitration.” This year our esteemed co-chairs are Dietmar W. PragerClaudia Annacker, and Mohamed Shelbaya.

Free registration for all audiences: https://lnkd.in/eYTQH6R5

We have one of our most ambitious programs, featuring three keynote speeches and six different panels from among the most well-regarded arbitration practitioners worldwide:

PANEL 1: “Good faith in civil and common law traditions – antagonistic doctrines?”, featuring Nigel Blackaby QCRoland Ziade, and Sarah Vasani FCIArb

PANEL 2: “Arbitrators’ powers to review contracts – hardship and force majeure in comparative perspectives”, featuring Nicole Duclos, Johannes Willheim, and Sven Volkmer

PANEL 3: “Taking of evidence in international arbitration – mix of traditions”, featuring James HoskingPatricia Saiz, and Ari MacKinnon, MCIArb

PANEL 4: “Quantification of damages in international arbitration – inherent differences between civil and common law jurisdictions?”, featuring Juliette FortinPeter Rosher, and Deva Villanúa

PANEL 5: “Interim measures in commercial and investment arbitrations – where do we stand today?”, featuring Philippe PinsolleRafael Rincón, and Isabel Fernandez de la Cuesta

PANEL 6: “Enforcement of awards and local courts – dialogue between traditions and the New York Convention”, featuring Adrián MagallanesEva Chan, and Leah Njoroge-Kibe

We are truly grateful to our most generous sponsors of this year’s Harvard International Arbitration Conference! We reiterate our thanks to our gold sponsors: White & Case LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton; our silver sponsor: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Von Wobeser; and our bronze sponsors: Chaffetz Lindsey LLPCovington & Burling LLP, and Dechert LLP.

Check out the conference brochure here for more details: 8th HIAC Brochure 2022 (FFV)

Masterclass Workshop Session 04 – Tuesday 8th March

Please join us on Tuesday, March 8 at 12.30–1.30 pm ET, for our next HIALSA Masterclass Workshop session!

“Arbitrating M&A Disputes: The New Normal After Closing?” 

We are honored to be joined by an incredible panel of instructors from Homburger AG – Dr. Stefanie Pfisterer, Dilber Devitre and Pietro Meineri. HIALSA VP Richard Allemann (LL.M. ’22) will be hosting. The event is generously sponsored by Homburger AG.

HIALSA’s Masterclass Workshop series aims to be educational, inclusive and interactive, with a chance for the audience to problem solve and be involved. We will once again award prizes to three lucky participants in the form of one-on-one mentorship sessions with one of our instructors!

Please register for the event here: https://bit.ly/3HqtTlK

Masterclass Workshop Session 03 – Thursday February 24 (Online)

Please join us on Thursday 24th February for our next HIALSA Masterclass Workshop session!

“Investor-State Arbitration Reform: Where Are We Headed?”

We are honored to be joined by a stellar panel of instructors from Arnold & Porter – Melida Hodgson and Kabir Duggal, Ph.D. HIALSA VP Martina Monti will be hosting. The event is generously sponsored by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.

HIALSA’s Masterclass Workshop series aims to be educational, inclusive and interactive with a chance for the audience to problem solve and be involved. We will once again award prizes to 2 lucky participants in the form of one-on-one mentorship sessions with our instructors!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3s1Qot2

Masterclass Workshop Session 02 – Thursday February 10 (Online)

Please join us tomorrow (10th February) for our next HIALSA Masterclass Workshop session!

“Preliminary Determinations in International Arbitration: Pathways to Efficiency or Treacherous Shortcuts?”

We are honored to be joined by a stellar panel of instructors from Willkie Farr & Gallagher – Duncan Speller, Dharshini Prasad and Jack Davies. The event is generously sponsored by Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Our very own, Daniel Walker (HLS JD ’24 & HIALSA VP) will be hosting.

HIALSA’s Masterclass Workshop series aims to be educational, inclusive and interactive with a chance for the audience to problem solve and be involved. We will once again award prizes to 3 lucky participants in the form of one-on-one mentorship sessions with our instructors!

You can register here: https://bit.ly/3raPg5C

Lunchtime Talk Series

Forging a Career in International Trade Disputes

Friday, December 3, 2021

12:30pm – 1:30pm ET

HIALSA Is delighted to welcome renowned thought-leader, Mr. Andrew ‘Andy’ Shoyer to Harvard Law School for HIALSA’s first on-campus lunchtime talk of the year: ‘Forging a Career in International Trade Disputes’

About the speaker:

Mr. Shoyer co-leads Sidley’s Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy practice. He focuses on the implementation and enforcement of international trade and investment agreements. Mr. Shoyer also advises companies on compliance with sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and export controls and anti-boycott rules administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), as well as proceedings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Drawing on his experience at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and with the World Trade Organization (WTO), Andy advises companies, trade associations and governments on the use of WTO, USMCA and other treaty-based trade and investment rules to open markets and resolve disputes.

Mr. Shoyer’s leadership in the international trade and dispute settlement arena is widely recognized. He is consistently ranked among the nation’s top international trade lawyers by Chambers USA and Who’s Who Legal. He was recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs as a “Global Elite Thought Leader.”

Joined by Mr. Shoyer will be our esteemed moderators, Ms. Maria Laura Pessarini LL.M ’22 (Vice-President, HIALSA), and Mr. Prakhar Bhardwaj LL.M ‘22.

This event is kindly sponsored by Sidley. Grab and go lunch at Room WCC 1015 will be provided.