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).


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