Events

The Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law will host a Talk “BITs, BATs and Buts: International Dispute Resolution”

The Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law will host a talk on Tuesday, February 14 from 6:00-8:00pm. Mr. Gary Born, current scholar-in-residence, will be presenting “BITs, BATs and Buts: International Dispute Resolution” in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, FH900.

Center co-hosts arbitration seminar at Sciences-Po in Paris

The Center hosts, together with Sciences-Po, a seminar on “how do arbitrators decide” that is to take place on 30 May 2016, from 4.30-6.30 pm. The event’s main speaker will be Eduardo Silva Romero (Dechert Paris), while Prof. Fabien Gélinas (McGill University), Prof. Pierre Mayer (University Paris 1), Ms. Isabelle Michou (Herbert Smith Freehills Paris) and Prof. Franco Ferrari (the Center’s Director)  will act as commentators. The event will be moderated by Prof. Diego Arroyo (Sciences-Po). For more info, click here

Personal Jurisdiction and Forum Non Conveniens: Are the Two Shores of the Atlantic Getting Closer?

This is to announce this March’s session of the Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, entitled “Personal Jurisdiction and Forum Non Conveniens: Are the Two Shores of the Atlantic Getting Closer?” The event will take place on Monday, 28 March 2016, 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, Professor Andrea Bonomi will give a talk on the aforementioned topic and both Professors Linda J. Silberman and Franco Ferrari will comment.

Andrea Bonomi, who received his LL.B from Padua University, holds two Ph.d. degrees (one from Innsbruck University and one from Bologna University), is Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Criminal Justice of Lausanne University (since 2002). Since 2006, Andrea Bonomi is also the Director of the Centre for Comparative, European and International Law at Lausanne University. Andrea Bonomi, who is a former Member of the Swiss delegation at the Hague Conference of Private International Law and the Rapporteur of the Hague Protocol on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations of 23 November 2007, is a Member of the European Group of Private International Law (GEDIP), an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, and a member of several other professional associations. He is a prolific author and is currently also the Editor of the Yearbook of Private International Law.

Linda J. Silberman is the Martin Lipton Professor of Law at New York University and Co-Director of the Center. She is a leading figure in the United States in private international law and transnational litigation, and her academic and scholarly interests range from numerous areas of commercial law to personal and family matters. At NYU, Professor Silberman teaches a range of courses, including Civil Procedure, Comparative Procedure, Conflict of Laws, International Litigation/Arbitration and International Commercial Arbitration. She is co-author of an important Civil Procedure casebook (now in its 3rd edition) and of a recent book on Comparative Civil Procedure. She was the co-Reporter for the American Law Institute Project–Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Analysis and Proposed Federal Statute, and an adviser to two other American Law Institute projects: Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Judgments in Transnational Disputes and the Restatement Third on International Commercial Arbitration. Professor Silberman is also a Member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law and has been a member of numerous U.S. State Department delegations to the Hague Conference. Professor Silberman combines her scholarship and academic work with other roles, such as special referee, expert witness and consultant in a number of important cases. Her work was cited by the Supreme Court of the United States on several occasions.

Franco Ferrari, who joined NYU on a full-time basis in September 2010, after serving as visiting professor for various years, is also chaired professor of international law at Verona University School of Law in Italy. Previously, he was chaired professor of comparative law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and Bologna University in Italy. After serving as member of the Italian Delegation to various sessions of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) from 1995 to 2000, he served as Legal Officer at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Branch (2000-2002), with responsibility for numerous projects, including the preparation of the UNCITRAL Digest on Applications of the UN Sales Convention (2004 edition). Professor Ferrari has published more than 270 law review articles in various languages and 17 books in the areas of international commercial law, conflict of laws, comparative law and international commercial arbitration. Professor Ferrari is a member of the editorial board of various peer reviewed European law journals (Internationales Handelsrecht, European Review of Private Law, Contratto e impresa, Contratto e impresa/Europa, Revue de droit des affaires internationales). Professor Ferrari also acts as arbitrator both in international commercial arbitration’s and investment arbitration’s.

Please note that the Chatham House rule applies.

NYU Arbitration Forum on “Arbitrator Power: A Transatlantic Divide” – 29 February 2016

This is to announce the February 2016 session of the Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, entitled “Arbitrator Power: The Transatlantic Divide”, which will take place on Monday, 29February 2016, 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 Professor Margaret Moses will give a talk on the aforementioned topic and that Dr. Monique Sasson and Mr. Christian Alberti agreed to act as commentators.

Margaret L. Moses is Professor of Law and Director of International Programs at Loyola University Chicago. A scholar in the field of international commercial arbitration, the second edition of her treatise on international commercial arbitration was published in May 2012 by Cambridge University Press. Her teaching and writings are informed by her participation as an arbitrator or advocate in arbitrations under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, Court of Arbitration and the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. In addition to arbitration, her areas of interest and research include international business transactions, international letters of credit,  and international trade finance. Her articles on arbitration, international letters of credit, good faith, and other topics have appeared in many U.S. law reviews, as well as in foreign and  international journals. She has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences in many different countries. Professor Moses heads Loyola Chicago’s Vis Moot Arbitration program, which sends students to compete in both Vienna and Hong Kong. She has a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law and a Ph.D. degree from Indiana University.
 
Dr.  Monique Sasson initially qualified as an Italian Avvocato and practiced in Rome (with Studio Legale Chiomenti), 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 from Cambridge University, 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. In 2015, Monique joined JAMS as a full time arbitrator, dividing her time between New York and London. 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 is the Co-Managing Editor of several ITA publications, including the ITA Arbitration Report and World Trade and Arbitration Materials.  Monique is a Member at Large of the ITA Advisory Board and its Executive Committee.
 
 
Christian P. Alberti is the AVP/Director of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He supervises the ICDR’s staff and center management activities and oversees hundreds of large complex multi-party arbitrations and mediations covering all types of disputes and industries each year. Prior to joining the ICDR in 2005, Christian headed the Italian Desk of a mid-size law firm in Germany. Christian is the former President and Honorary Member of the Alumni Association of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (MAA). He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and guest lectures at various law schools about international arbitration and mediation in the United States and abroad. He successfully coaches New York University’s Vis Moot Team since 2007 and its Foreign Direct Investment Moot Team since 2008. He is a founding member of the International Arbitration Club of New York, a member of the Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar (2012-2015), an associate of Pace University’s Institute of International Commercial Law, as well as a member of various international ADR associations. After studies at the Philipps-University of Marburg, the German University for Administrative Sciences Speyer (DHV) and the University of Queensland he was admitted to practice law in Germany in 2003 and in the State of New York in 2011. He obtained an LL.M. from Tulane University Law School in 2002.
 

Center Hosts 5th Arbitration Moot at Hogan Lovells

NYU’s  Center  for  Transnational  Litigation,  Arbitration  and  Commercial  Law  will  hold  its  Fifth  Annual Arbitration Practice Moot  on  Saturday,  27  February  2016  and  Sunday,  28  February  2016.    The  event  will  be  co-hosted  by  Hogan  Lovells US  LLP  and  NYU’s  International  Arbitration  Association.    The  principal  objective  of  the  NYU  Practice  Moot  is  to provide  a  forum  within  which  students  participating  in  this  year’s  Willem  C.  Vis  International  Commercial Arbitration  Moot  can  refine  their  oral  presentations  by  pleading  before,  and  receiving  constructive  feedback  from, panels of distinguished arbitrators.

For the program please click here.

“How Singapore became a successful arbitration centre using the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law,” Monday, 23 November 2015

This is to announce the November session of the Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, entitled “How Singapore became a successful arbitration centre using the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law,” which will take place on Monday, 23 November 2015, 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 Professor Gary F. Bell will give a talk on the aforementioned topic and that Ms. Alexandra Dosman agreed to act as commentator.

Associate Professor Gary F. Bell teaches arbitration, Indonesian law and the international sale of goods at the National University of Singapore where he was the founding director of the Asian Law Institute (ASLI). He has law degrees in both civil and common law from McGill, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Law Journal.  He clerked for Justice Stevenson of the Supreme Court of Canada. He has an LL.M. from Columbia Law School.  He has acted as sole arbitrator, member of a panel or chair in numerous ICC and SIAC arbitrations. He presently works on a research project on the use of the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law in Asia.

Alexandra Dosman is the first Executive Director of the New York International Arbitration Center (“NYIAC”). Prior to joining NYIAC in May 2013, Ms. Dosman practiced commercial litigation and international arbitration at Shearman & Sterling LLP for seven years. She writes and speaks widely on commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters.

To RSVP (required), please send an email to: cassy.rodriguez@nyu.edu

“Convergence or Divergence of EU and US Private International Law?” Monday, October 26, 2015

The Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law is pleased to announce that it will host a conference entitled, “Convergence or Divergence of EU and US Private International Law?”, which will take place on Monday, 26 October 2015, from 2:00 – 7:30.00 p.m., in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012).

Entries prepared for the European Encyclopedia of Private International Law will be used to look into whether the private international laws of the US and the EU are really as far apart as people generally believe them to be.

Our distinguished list of speakers include Jürgen Basedow, Samuel Baumgartner, George Bermann, Andrea Bonomi, Donald Childress, William Dodge, Tim Dornis, Franco Ferrari, Diego Fernandez Arroyo, Stéphanie Francq, Joseph Lookofsky, Ralf Michaels, Horatia Muir Watt, Luca Radicati di Brozolo, Francesca Ragno, Kermit Roosevelt, Linda Silberman and Louise Ellen Teitz.

For the conference program, click here.

To RSVP (required), please send an email to: cassy.rodriguez@nyu.edu by 21 October 2015.

Conference on Limits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration Sept. 17-18

The Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law is pleased to announce that it will host a conference entitled “Limits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration” on 17 and 18 September 2015. The list of speakers include Prof. George A. Bermann, Dr. Andrea Carlevaris, Prof. Giuditta Cordero-Moss, Prof. Kevin Davis, Prof. Filip De Ly, Prof. Diego Fernandez Arroyo, Dr. Inka Hanefeld, Prof. Helen Hershkoff, Mr. Brian King, Prof. Stefan Kröll, Prof. Luca Radicati di Brozolo, Dr. Francesca Ragno, Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld, Prof. Maxi Scherer, Prof. Linda Silberman, Mr. Nathan Yaffe.

The event will start on Thursday, 17 September, at 3 pm. The event will take place at 245 Sullivan St., Furman Hall, Pollack Room, 10012 NY.

For the conference program click here

To RSVP (required), please send an email to: cassy.rodriguez@nyu.edu

Professor Franco Ferrari and former Vice-President of the ICJ, Ambassador Bernardo Sepulveda Amor, to discuss the usefulness of investment arbitration for companies investing in Mexico

 

On 10 June 2015, Professor Franco Ferrari, the Director of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, and the former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice, Ambassador Ambassador Bernardo Sepulveda Amor, formerly Ambassador to the United States of America and to the United Kingdom and Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, will discuss the positive effects of investment arbitration on the development of projects in Mexico by foreign companies. Please click here for the official program.

 

Conference on Teaching Transnational Business Law and Arbitration June 4th-5th

The Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law and  the Office of Global Programs will host a two day conference on Teaching Transnational Business Law and Arbitration. On Thursday, June 4th the Center will host “Teaching International Commercial Arbitration Globally.” On Friday, June 5th the Office of Global Programs will host “Teaching International Business Transactions Globally.”

 

Teaching Transnational Business Law and Arbitration

June 4-5, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Lester Pollack Colloquium Room

245 Sullivan Street, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10012

April 2015 Session of the Arbitration Forum: Legitimacy of transnational commercial arbitration

The Center will host the April 2015 session of the Arbitration Forum entitled “Legitimacy of transnational commercial arbitration,” on Monday, April 27th, 2015, from 6.00 – 8.00 pm, in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012).

The event will be moderated by the Center’s Executive Director, Franco Ferrari. Our distinguished speakers include  Diego P. Fernández Arroyo, Professor at the Sciences Po Law School in Paris, Global Professor at the NYU Paris Campus and Secretary-General of the International Academy of Comparative Law; Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School; Timothy G. Nelson, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and Edna Sussman, independent arbitrator and mediator and the Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at Fordham University School of Law.

Please note that all discussions taking place during the Forum are subject to the Chatham House Rule.

March 2015 session of the Arbitration Forum “Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era”

The Center will host the March 2015 session of the Arbitration Forum, entitled “Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era.” The event will take place on Monday, March 23rd, 2015, from 6.00 – 8.00 pm, in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012).

The event will be moderated by the Center’s Executive Director, Franco Ferrari. Our distinguished speakers include Jack Coe, Jr., Faculty Director of Pepperdine’s LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration; Harold Hongju Koh,  Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School; Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga, partner in Bryan Cave LLP’s International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group; and C. Ryan Reetz, co-founder and office managing partner of the Miami, Florida office of Bryan Cave LLP.

On that occasion, the book just published by Cambridge University Press, co-authored by Mr. Pedro Martinez-Fraga and Mr. Ryan Reetz, with the same title will be discussed.

Since seating is limited, please rsvp by March 20th, 2015, by sending an email to cassy.rodriguez@nyu.edu.

Please note that the session will be videotaped.

February 2015 session of the Arbirtration Forum: Iura novit arbiter

The Center will host the February 2015 session of the Arbitration Forum, entitled “Iura novit arbiter” on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012).

The event will be moderated by the Center’s Executive Director, Franco Ferrari. Our distinguished speakers include Mr. Christian Leathley, partner in the international arbitration group of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP; Mr. Christian P. Alberti, AVP/Director of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA); and Mr. John Fellas, partner in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP,  and co-chair of the Arbitration Practice and co-chair of the International Practice of that firm.

Please note that all discussions taking place during the Forum are subject to the Chatham House Rule.

Center to co-host two-day arbitration conference in the Dominican Republic

The Center is co-hosting a two-day conference entitled “Convergence and Divergence of Investment and International Commercial Arbitration” to take place on Nov. 19th and 20th in Santo Domingo. During this conference, some of the foremost arbitration practitioners and scholars will look into whether there is cross-fertilization between international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration. What the speakers want to do, with the help of the audience, which will be allowed to ask questions after the various sessions, is to determine whether international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration are necessarily to be considered so different that they cannot influence each other.

 

For the conference program please click here

October 2014 session of the Arbitration Forum: Mobility of Judgments in the EU: Reality, or just a Dream?

The Center will host the October 2014 session of the Arbitration Forum, entitled: “Mobility of Judgments in the EU: Reality, or just a Dream?” with Professor Bettina Heiderhoff and Professor Franco Ferrari.

The event will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012).

Please note that all discussions taking place during the Forum are subject to the Chatham House Rule.

Since space is limited, those interested are kindly asked to RSVP at cassy.rodriguez@nyu.edu

 

September 2014 session of the Arbitration Forum: The Foreign State in International Civil Litigation before National Courts

The Center will host this academic year’s first session of the Arbitration Forum, entitled: The Foreign State in International Civil Litigation before National Courts on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012).

The event will be moderated by the center’s Executive Director, Franco Ferrari. Our distinguished speakers include Campbell McLachlan, Professor of International Law at Victoria University of Wellington, Linda J. Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law at New York University and Co-Director of the Center and Harold Hongju Koh,  Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.

Please note that all discussions taking place during the Forum are subject to the Chatham House Rule.

Since space is limited, those interested are kindly asked to RSVP at cassy.rodriguez@nyu.edu

 

April 2014 Arbitration Forum: The Scope of Consent in International Commercial Arbitration

This is to announce the April 2014 session of the Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, entitled “The Scope of Consent in International Commercial Arbitration.” The event will take place on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, from 6.00 – 8.00 pm, in the Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 900 (245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012).

The event will be moderated by the center’s Executive Director, Prof. Franco Ferrari. Our distinguished speakers include Mr. David St. John Sutton,  Barrister (England & Wales), Avocat à la Cour de Paris, formerly Solicitor (England & Wales), and Solicitor (Hong Kong), Mr. John Fellas, partner in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, and co-chair of the Arbitration Practice and co-chair of the International Practice of that firm and Mr. Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga, partner in Bryan Cave LLP’s international arbitration and litigation practice, co-leader of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice Group globally and co-founder of the Miami office.

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

Please note that the Chatham House rule applies.

“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.

International Commercial Arbitral Awards as Investments on Monday, February 24th, 2014

This is to announce the February 24th, 2014, session of the Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, entitled “International Commercial Arbitral Awards as Investments”.

The event will take place on Monday, February 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, Prof. Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo will give a talk on the aforementioned and that Prof. José Alvarez, Mr. Brian King and Mr. Laurence Shore agreed to act as commentators.

Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo is a tenured professor of Private International Law at the Catholic University of Milan, where he also teaches International Arbitration and Transnational Commercial Law. He is the author of five books and a co-editor of a commentary on international arbitration, as well as of over 100 articles and other contributions on a variety of topics of public and private international law, arbitration law, the law of the European Union, competition law, telecommunications and banking law. He gave a course on Mandatory Rules and International Commercial Arbitration at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2003. Prof. Radicati di Brozolo is a founding partner of the arbitration and litigation boutique Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini in Milan, where he practices both as counsel and as arbitrator. He is a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC. He was, inter alia, counsel for the claimant in ICSID Case ARB/05/07 Saipem v. People’s Republic of Bangladesh. He is a member of the ICC Court of International Arbitration. Prior to founding his firm, he was for thirty years a partner in two of the leading Italian firms, having started his professional career at the Office of the Legal Advisor of the Bank of International Settlements.

José Enrique Alvarez, a former president of the American Society of International Law and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has made substantial scholarly contributions to a wide range of subjects within international law, including the law-generating roles of international organizations, the challenges facing international criminal tribunals, and the international investment regime. Along with NYU colleague Benedict Kingsbury, Alvarez is the co-editor-in-chief of the leading peer-reviewed journal in the field, the American Journal of International Law. In September 2013, he was elected to the Institut de Droit International, a Nobel Prize–winning organization consisting of the world’s leading public international lawyers. Prof. Alvarez has been special adviser on international law to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, an attorney adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State, and has taught at Columbia, the University of Michigan, George Washington, and Georgetown law schools. He received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University, first-class honors in jurisprudence from Oxford University’s Magdalen College, and a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was topics editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. In 2009, he delivered a series of lectures at The Hague Academy of International Law on the subject of foreign investment, subsequently published as The Public International Law Regime Governing International Investment (2011).

Brian King is a partner in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Prior to returning to New York in 2007, he headed the arbitration group in the firm’s Amsterdam office for seven years. Mr. King’s practice centers on acting as counsel or arbitrator in investment treaty and international commercial disputes. He has represented both investors and States, as well as some of the largest European and U.S. corporations. A 1990 graduate of the NYU Law School, Mr. King, who joined NYU as scholar-in-residence in November 2013, regularly speaks and publishes on arbitration-related topics.

Laurence Shore is a partner in the New York City office of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.  He is a member of the firm’s international arbitration practice group. His law degree is from Emory University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Law Journal (1988-89), and he holds a Ph.D. in American History from The Johns Hopkins University. Laurence’s publications include “You Can Bet the Company But Not the State: The Proper and Improper Conduct of Sovereigns in Arbitration”, World Arbitration and Mediation Review (2009); and “Arbitration, Rhetoric, Proof: The Unity of International Arbitration Across Cultures”, in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers (A.W. Rovine ed., 2010). He is also the co-author of International Investment Arbitration: Substantive Principles (2007).

 

To RSVP, please send an email to Cassy Rodriguez at cassy.rodriguez@nyu.edu

Arbitration Forum, entitled “Limits to Party Autonomy in International Arbitration” on Monday, February 3, 2014

The Center will host an Arbitration Forum, entitled “Limits to Party Autonomy in International Arbitration” on Monday, February 3, 2014,  from 6.00 – 8.00 pm, in Vanderbilt hall, room 214 (40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012).

The event will be moderated by the center’s Executive Director, Prof. Franco Ferrari. Our distinguished speakers include Prof. Giuditta Cordero-Moss, professor and director of the Department for Private Law at the University of Oslo,   Prof. Diego P. Fernández Arroyo,  professor and co-director of Global Governance Studies at the School of Law of Sciences Po, Paris, Mr. Stefano Azzali, Secretary General of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration and Secretary Treasurer of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI) and Prof. Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo,  professor of Private International Law at the Catholic University of Milan.

Please note that all discussions taking place during the Forum are subject to the Chatham House Rule.

Since space is limited, those interested are kindly asked to R.S.V.P.  Please send an email to Cassy Rodriguez at cassy.rodriguez@nyu.edu to confirm your attendance.

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