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  • Young Practitioners’ Symposium

    Thursday 26 February Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

    A symposium co-presented by the IBA Arb40 Subcommittee, the Young International

    Arbitration Group (YIAG) and the ICDR Y&I

    The IBA Arb40, YIAG and ICDR Y&I will be holding a half-day symposium on the afternoon of 26 February 2015. This symposium will be interactive and follow an open forum format.

    Who should attend?

    Young practitioners under the age of 40 (whether in-house or in private practice) and students who are interested in international arbitration.

    18th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day ICSID’s 50th Anniversary: A retrospective and a forecast of the future of investment arbitration

    26–27 February 2015 Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, USA

    A conference presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee and the ICSID, supported by the IBA

    North American Regional Forum

    Sessions include:

    • Retrospective: drafting the convention and ICSID’s early years

    • In what way does investment arbitration fulfil (or not) the purposes of BITs?

    • Procedural issues in investment arbitration

    • The future of investment arbitration

    Who should attend?

    Lawyers in private practice, lawyers in government and public bodies, in-house counsels,

    SME executives involved in international business activities, and academics.

    UP TO 6 CPD HOURS AVAILABLE*

    *As per the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The number of CPD points/hours

    available may vary for other bar associations and law societies depending on their criteria.

    Headline Conference Sponsors

  • Programme 18th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day ICSID’s 50th Anniversary: A retrospective and a forecast of the future of investment arbitration

    Conference Co-Chairs Paul Friedland White & Case, New York; Co-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee Meg Kinnear Secretary General, ICSID, Washington DC

    Organising Committee Gonzalo Flores Senior Counsel, The World Bank, Washington DC Anne Veronique Schlaepfer Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva; Senior Vice-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee Eduardo Zuleta Gomez-Pinzon Zuleta Abogados, Bogota; Co-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee

    Host Committee Co-Chairs Jean E Kalicki Arnold & Porter, Washington DC Mark Kantor Washington DC Kenneth B Reisenfeld Patton Boggs, Washington DC

    Thursday 26 February

    1900 – 2100 Welcome reception United States Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037

    This reception is open to all delegates and registered guests. Please indicate your attendance on the conference registration form or when registering online.

    Friday 27 February

    0730 – 1800 Registration Ronald Reagan Building

    0800 – 0845 IBA Mediation Committee breakfast Ronald Reagan Building

    Keynote speakers Michael Ostrove Partner, DLA Piper; Co-Chair, IBA Investment State Mediation Subcommittee Lim Seok Hui Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Singapore

    US$50 per person

    Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to attend. Places at the breakfast are limited.

    0900 – 0910 Welcome and opening remarks Paul Friedland

    Conference luncheon sponsorsHeadline social event sponsors Associate conference sponsor

  • Conference luncheon sponsors

    Friday continued

    0910 – 0930

    A current perspective on ICSID Meg Kinnear

    0930 – 1100 SESSION ONE

    Retrospective: drafting the convention and ICSID’s early years

    Moderators Gonzalo Flores Eduardo Silva Romero Dechert, Paris; Chair, Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Subcommittee, IBA Arbitration Committee

    • Drafting: what were the drafters’ concerns and how did they do? • To what extent did the drafters anticipate the future?

    Speaker Christoph Schreuer Independent expert and arbitrator in investment cases, Vienna

    Commentators Antonio R Parra Consultant, Corporate Secretariat, World Bank, Washington DC Christopher Thomas NUS Centre for International Law, Singapore

    The early years: jurisdiction the old-fashioned way; early annulments

    Speaker W Laurence Craig Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Paris

    Commentators Ahmed El-Kosheri Kosheri Rashed & Riad, Cairo Albert Jan van den Berg President, ICCA, Brussels

    1100 – 1130 Coffee/tea break

    1130 – 1300 SESSION TWO

    In what ways does investment arbitration fulfill (or not) the purposes of BITs? • Do arbitral awards increase predictability and stability of the

    investment law regime? Is there a principle of soft precedent at work?

    • Does access to investment arbitration mitigate risk and thus foster foreign investment?

    Moderators Meg Kinnear Daniel Price Daniel M Price PLLC, Washington DC

    Speakers Marc Busch Georgetown University, Washington DC David Butler Prof. Emeritus, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch Prabhash Ranjan Assistant Professor, Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi Jennifer Tobin Georgetown University, Washington DC

    1300 – 1430 Lunch

    1430 – 1440 Remarks David W Rivkin Debevoise & Plimpton, New York; President, IBA

    1440 – 1600 SESSION THREE

    Procedural issues in investment arbitration • Time and cost • Annulment • Arbitrator conflicts and challenges • Parallel proceedings, lis pendens and treaty shopping • Early dismissal on the merits

    Moderators Milanka Kostadinova ICSID Counsel, Washington DC Alexis Mourre Castaldi Mourre & Partners, Paris

    Speakers David Caron King’s College, London Donald Donovan Debevoise & Plimpton, New York Andrea Menaker White & Case LLP, Washington DC Janet Whittaker Simpson Thacher, Washington DC

    1600 – 1630 Coffee/tea break

    Kindly supported by

    Conference refreshment break sponsor

    NY AC New York International Arbitration Center

    OGEMID

  • The organisers may at any time, with or without giving notice, in their absolute discretion and without giving any reason, cancel or postpone the conference, change its venue or any of the other published particulars, or withdraw any invitation to attend. In any case, neither the organisers nor any of their officers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be liable for any loss, liability, damage or expense suffered or incurred by any person, nor will they return any money paid to them in connection with the conference unless they are satisfied not only that the money in question remains under their control but also that the person who paid it has been unfairly prejudiced (as to which, decision shall be in their sole and unfettered discretion and, when announced, final and conclusive).

    Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education

    For delegates from countries where CPD/CLE is mandatory, the International Bar Association will be pleased to provide a Conference Certificate of Attendance which, subject to the exact CPD/CLE requirements, may be used to obtain the equivalent accreditation in your jurisdiction.

    This conference has been accredited for CPD/CLE by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales, the New York State Bar and the State Bar of California. Delegates should ask staff at the registration desk for information as to how to obtain the hours.

    Exhibitors

    Friday continued

    1630 – 1800 SESSION FOUR

    The future of investment arbitration • What will be done to address criticism by the general public that

    investment arbitration is elitist, non-transparent and biased? • How will the trend of states taking back interpretive authority

    from arbitration tribunals as to investment treaty provisions affect substantive standards and dispute resolution?

    • Will arbitrators increasingly take public interest in investment arbitration into account and deliver justice in a broader sense?

    • What is the prospect of a shift to a permanent investment court and/or an appellate body for investment arbitration?

    Moderators Barton Legum Dentons, Paris Martina Polasek ICSID Counsel, Washington DC

    Speakers Gabriel Bottini University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Lee M Caplan Arent Fox, Washington DC Hans-Hermann Klare Foreign Editor, Stern Magazine, Hamburg Céline Lévesque University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

    1800 Closing Remarks Anne-Véronique Schlaepfer

    Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education For delegates from countries where CPD/CLE is mandatory, the International Bar Association will be pleased to provide a Conference Certificate of Attendance which, subject to the exact CPD/CLE requirements, may be used to obtain the equivalent accreditation in your jurisdiction.

    This conference has been accredited for CPD/CLE by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. New York and Californian attorneys may submit their certificates of attendance issued, and apply this credit earned to their New York and Californian CLE requirement. Delegates should ask staff at the registration desk for information as to how to obtain the hours.

    The organisers may at any time, with or without giving notice, in their absolute discretion and without giving any reason, cancel or postpone the conference, change its venue or any of the other published particulars, or withdraw any invitation to attend. In any case, neither the organisers nor any of their officers, employees, agents,