Columbia Arbitration Day 2015

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Back to Basics: Enduring Challenges in International Arbitration Law

Download the Preliminary Program of the Conference here

March 6, 2014

Columbia Arbitration Day brings together scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community.

Our preliminary schedule for this year is as follows:

8:30 – 8:55 Registration & Breakfast
8:55 – 9:00 Conference Introduction by CAD Co-Chair
9:00 – 10:20


Panel 1 – Mock Case: Choice of Law and the Arbitration Agreement

(1.5–2.0 expected CLE credits)

Stephen Bond, Covington & Burling LLP, London

Richard Kreindler, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Frankfurt

Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Graf & Pitkowitz, Austria

Anne Marie Whitesell, Georgetown Law School, Washington, DC

Moderator: Robert Smit, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York City

10:20 – 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 – 12:00


Panel 2 – Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel in International Arbitration

(1.5–2.0 expected CLE credits)

George Bermann, Columbia Law School, New York City

Teresa Giovannini, LALIVE, Geneva

Michael Polkinghorne, White & Case LLP, Paris

Thomas Voisin, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Paris

Moderator: Catherine Rogers, Penn State Law, State College

12:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:20


Panel 3 – ISDS Mechanism in the Negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

(1.5–2.0 expected CLE credits)

Jalal El Ahdab, Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent, Paris

Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case LLP, Washington, DC

Grant Hanessian, Baker & McKenzie LLP, New York City

Sophie Nappert, Independent Arbitrator, London

Moderator: Siegfried Elsing, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Düsseldorf

3:20 – 3:40 Coffee Break
3:40 – 5:00


Panel 4 – Mock Case: Scope and Effect of Umbrella Clauses in Investment Treaties

(1.5–2.0 expected CLE credits)

Mark Beckett, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, New York City

Noiana Marigo, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York City

John Pierce, WilmerHale, New York City

Ignacio Suarez Anzorena, Clifford Chance, Washington, DC

Moderator: Mark Friedman, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York City

5:00 – 5:05 Concluding Remarks by CAD Co-Chair
5:05 – 5:15 Raffle Contest
5:15 – 7:00 Cocktail Reception

New York State Areas of Professional Practice CLE credits available for this event.

For CLE purposes, the two panels before lunch (Panels 1 and 2) will be the morning session and the two after lunch (Panels 3 and 4) will be the afternoon session. 1.5 CLE credits will be offered for each panel (i.e., 3.0 CLE credits for each session, 6.0 CLE credits for the whole conference).

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