The Future of International Arbitration: Rising to the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

Location: Harvard Law School, Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom

March 30, 2017

9:00am – 9:30am: Registration

  • Please be sure to visit the registration table on the first floor of Austin Hall to get your materials.

9:30am – 11:00am: “Do We Need New Voices? The Role of Young Lawyers in a Changing Landscape” ICC YAF Breakfast and Panel Discussion

  • Quinn Smith: Partner, GST LLP
  • Valeria Tiffer (LLM ’15 and Founding Member of HIALSA): Legal Affairs Officer, WTO
  • Juliana de Valdenebro (LLM ’15 and Founding Member of HIALSA): Foreign Associate, Hogan Lovells
  • Kabir Duggal: Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie
  • Breakfast has been generously sponsored by Hogan Lovells

12:00pm – 1:30pm: “BITs, BATs and Buts” Keynote Address by Gary Born (Please click here to watch the video)

3:00 pm – 5:00pm: Damages in International Arbitration Workshop

March 31, 2017

9:00am – 9:30am: Registration and Breakfast

  • If you did not do so on Thursday, please be sure to visit the registration table on the first floor of Austin Hall to get your materials.

9:30am – 11:00am: Legitimacy of International Arbitration: Challenges and the Road Ahead (Please click here to watch the video)

  • Mark Kantor: Independent Arbitrator; Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Gary Nugent: Senior Litigation Counsel, Chevron
  • Anne Marie Whitesell: Professor of Law and Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Adrián Magallanes: Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra
  • Moderated by Laura Sinisterra (LLM ’14): Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton

11:00am – 11:15am: Break

11:15am – 12:15pm: “Reform of Investor-State Arbitration: Why and How?” Keynote Address by Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (Please click here to watch the video)

12:15pm – 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm – 3:00pm: Challenges in International Commercial Arbitration (Please click here to watch the video)

3:00pm – 3:15pm: Break

3:15pm – 4:45pm: Arbitrating Environmental and Human Rights Disputes Under Investment Treaties (Please click here to watch the video)

4:45pm: Closing Remarks

5:00pm: Reception; Austin Hall, First Floor