“Admissibility v. Jurisdiction in International Arbitration” event on Monday, March 24

This is to announce the March 24th, 2014, session of the Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, entitled “Admissibility v. Jurisdiction in International Arbitration”.

The event will take place on Monday, March 24th, 2014, from 6.00 – 8.00 pm, in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012).

It is a great pleasure to be able to announce that on the occasion of that session, Ms. Monique Sasson will give a talk on the aforementioned and that Mr. Timothy G. Nelson and Prof. Mathias Forteau agreed to act as commentators.

Monique Sasson initially qualified as an Italian Avvocato and practiced in Rome, where she appeared before arbitral tribunals and Italian courts. In 2000, she joined Herbert Smith’s international litigation/arbitration practice group in London, qualified as an English solicitor (and subsequently as a solicitor advocate), and acted for clients in a number of international arbitration cases as well as litigation matters. In 2009, Monique obtained her Ph.D. degree, and the following year Kluwer published a revised version of her doctoral thesis under the title Substantive Law in Investment Treaty Arbitration: the Unsettled Relationship between International law and Municipal Law. Monique currently resides in New York City, is a member of the New York Bar, and serves on the New York City Bar Committee on Arbitration.  She is an associate editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog, and the Co-Managing Editor of the ITA Arbitration Report and the ITA Board of Reporters.  Monique is also the Co-Managing Editor of World Trade and Arbitration Materials, Co-Managing Editor of theITA Scoreboard of Adherence to Transnational Arbitration Treaties, and a Member at Large of the ITA Advisory Board and its Executive Committee.

Timothy G. Nelson represents clients in international disputes, including arbitration before ICSID, ICC, ICDR, and UNCITRAL. He has conducted and argued some of the larger recent Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) arbitrations before ICSID and UNCITRAL involving expropriation and unfair treatment of investors by host states, as well as high-profile United States litigation involving international law and arbitration. Mr. Nelson also has an active international commercial arbitration practice.

Mathias Forteau is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre-La Défense (France). He is also, since 2012, a Member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations (elected by the UN General Assembly for five years on November 2011). He is the former Secretary-General of the French Society for International Law (SFDI). He has published many books and articles on various fields of international law (especially on the law of State responsibility, the law of the United Nations and collective security, investment law, Statehood or the law of settlement of disputes) and is the co-editor of two leading French international law books the “Droit international public (Nguyen Quoc Dinh†)” (with P. Daillier and A. Pellet) (2009) and the French Commentary, article by article, of the UN Charter (with J.-P. Cot and A. Pellet) (2005). Moreover, he acted, and still acts, as Counsel and Advocate of many States before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea or Arbitral Tribunals, in cases involving issues of State responsibility, boundary disputes, maritime delimitation, Statehood or investment law.

Since seating is limited, please rsvp by March 21st, 2014, by sending an email to cassy.rodriguez@nyu.edu.

Please note that the Chatham House rule applies.

The Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law aims at the advancement of the study and practice of international business transactions and the way to solve related disputes either through litigation or arbitration. As commercial transactions become increasingly international, it is vital to the legal and business communities to understand and analyze the practices and legal principles that govern relationships between firms and between firms and consumers in the international arena