Arbitration Reform in Practice – What Changes?


The conference is a unique opportunity to hear from reformers and practitioners in dialogue with one another on the future of international arbitration. We will appraise the many reform processes currently underway in both commercial and investment arbitration from the diverse perspectives of those reforming the system and those who act within it as counsel and users. What are the main trends and what will be the consequences of these reform efforts on actual practice? What do stakeholders and practitioners think about these reform efforts? Have we reached `reform fatigue? and will the reforms already in place satisfy the critics?
? Keynote Address: Prof. Jose E. Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, New York University School of Law, New York
? A review of current reform proposals by conference co-chair Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, University of Geneva, Geneva with Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong, Anna Joubin-Bret, Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) (invited), Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington, D.C., and Marek Krasula, Counsel, SICANA, Inc., ICC International Court of Arbitration, New York
? A Roundtable discussion on the impact of these reforms with conference co-chair Patrick W. Pearsall, Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, D.C., Gaela Gehring Flores, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C. Simon Lester, Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., Marc Michael, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, AES Corporation, Washington, D.C., and Ana Maria Ordo?ez, Director of Agencia Nacional de Defensa Juridica del Estadio, Republic of Colombia (invited)
? A networking Luncheon with an Oral History Interview of the Hon. Gabrielle Kirk McDonald (Judge, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague) by Prof. Victoria S. Sahani

Date and Location

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Washington Hilton Hotel
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1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
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