We invite HIAC participants to join one session of a larger advocacy workshop on the principles of quantum in international arbitration. Please be sure to register for the workshop on the main registration page and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email HIALSA at hialsa@mail.law.harvard.edu. This session will be led by Hugh Carlson, Director of Practice at Three Crowns, and Mallory Silberman, Associate at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer.

The suggested reading for this session is as follows:

Read: Mallory Silberman, When it Comes to Applying Chorzów, Arbitrators Are Staying On The Marked Paths, Ninth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference

Read: Chapter II of Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts, available at  http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/56/83

Skim: Factory at Chorzów (Ger. v. Pol.), 1928 P.C.I.J. (ser. A) No. 17 (Sept. 13) (Judgment No. 13, Merits), available at http://www.worldcourts.com/pcij/eng/decisions/1928.09.13_chorzow1.htm

Skim: Chapter 2: Basic Valuation Approaches in Mark Kantor, Valuation for Arbitration, International Arbitration Law Library, Volume 17 (Kluwer Law International 2008) pp. 7 – 118, available at http://www.kluwerarbitration.com/CommonUI/print.aspx?ids=ipn30847(subscription req’d)

The Workshop:

The objective of international arbitration is generally to obtain—or avoid—the payment of compensation.  Yet damages can be treated as an afterthought by attorneys due to a lack of familiarity with the principles of valuation.  Attorneys adept in these principles, in contrast, can add value to a matter and distinguish themselves.

Together with HIALSA, a group of practitioners from leading law firms—Hugh Carlson (3C), Lee Rovinescu (Freshfields), Agustin Sanz (3C), and Mallory Silberman (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer)—is pleased to invite HLS students to a three-part workshop that will explore the legal principles and valuation standards applicable to damages in international arbitration.  They will be joined by Pablo Lopez Zadicoff, an economist with significant experience in the valuation of damages.

The format of this workshop will be a combination of lecture and hands-on training.  There will be suggested reading for each two-hour session, and light in-class math will be involved.   This workshop is not for credit.