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HIAC – Harvard International Arbitration Conference

April 10, 2015 @ 11:30 - 19:30


As our major event, we are organizing the Harvard International Arbitration Conference (HIAC), which will be an annual event that will gather students, practitioners and scholars interested in international arbitration to discuss current topics.


Our 2015 conference will be on the “Intersections between Commercial and Investment Arbitration”. 


Date: April 10th, 2015

Location: Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School


11:30 – 12:00 Registration

12:00 – 12:15 Welcome and Introduction

Mark Wu, Assistant Professor at Harvard Law School 

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch Keynote: 

Zachary Douglas QC, Professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Matrix Chambers, London

13:00 – 14:30 Panel 1 – Differences and Similarities in Arbitration Regimes: Implications for Commercial and Investment Arbitration 

Daniel E. González , Hogan Lovells, Partner, Miami

Grant Hanessian, Baker & McKenzie, Partner, New York

William Park, Professor at Boston University

14:50 – 16:20 Panel 2 – Illegality Issues in Investment and Commercial Arbitration

Oliver J. Armas, Hogan Lovells, Partner, New York

Mark Beckett, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Partner, New York

Fernando Mantilla-Serrano, Latham & Watkins LLP, Partner, Paris

16:40 – 18:10 Panel 3 – Alternative Means of Enforcement: Enforcing Commercial Arbitration Awards through Investment Arbitration

Rocio Digon, International Chamber of Commerce

James Hosking , Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, Partner, New York

Brian King, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Partner, New York

Ian A. Laird, Crowell Moring, Partner, Washington D.C.

18:10 – 18:20 Closing Remarks

18:20 – 19:30 Cocktail Reception

The event is open to the public. Please register here.


Conference Co-Chairs:

Angélica Huacuja,

Zain Jinnah,

Kartikey Mahajan,

Mina Morova,

Marija Šobat,

Valeria Tiffer,

Juliana de Valdenebro,  and

Agnieszka Zarowna.




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April 10, 2015
11:30 - 19:30
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