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HIALSA Workshop Kick-Off: Initial Steps in a Dispute: What Comes before the Briefs?

September 22, 2017 @ 12:00 - 14:00

Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) is pleased to announce its Workshop in International Arbitration. The Workshop will comprise nine individual sessions—beginning with the preliminary steps in a dispute and concluding with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards—drawing upon the diverse experiences of leading practitioners and arbitrators. It will incorporate Harvard Law School’s course offerings in international investment and commercial arbitration, as well as the regular international arbitration lectures and seminars hosted by HIALSA. The Workshop is truly the first of its kind, offering to HLS students an extraordinary opportunity to develop and hone their practical skills in international arbitration. Please find additional information here: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hialsa/workshop/

For our inaugural session, we will welcome Mr. Gene Silva of Exxon Mobil’s Law Department and Mr. Hugh Carson of Three Crowns LLP to discuss “Initial Steps in a Dispute: What Comes before the Briefs?” Everyone interested in dispute resolution, international law, and beyond is welcome, regardless of prior knowledge! Delicious sandwiches will be served. If you have any questions, please email HIALSA at hialsa[at]mail.law.harvard.edu.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact DOS Accessibility Service ataccessibility@law.harvard.edu or 617-495-1880 in advance of the event.

Gene is currently in his ninth year in Exxon Mobil’s Law Department. As Counsel in the International Disputes Group, he oversees significant investor-state and international commercial disputes and advises on related policy and contractual issues. Prior to joining the company, Gene practiced for over eight years with Vinson & Elkins LLP and represented a variety of companies in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations under most major arbitral rules systems (including ICSID, ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL) and before various U.S. state and federal courts. Gene is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center.
Hugh is Director of Practice and a senior associate at Three Crowns LLP, a specialist firm in international arbitration, where he serves in a leadership role and practices international commercial and investment arbitration. He has represented clients under most major arbitral rules systems. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School and is a co-director of HIALSA’s International Arbitration Workshop. He was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017.


September 22, 2017
12:00 - 14:00




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