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International Investment Disputes: Arbitration, Litigation and Investor-State Relations


October 24, 2014

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law 

proudly presents

International Investment Disputes:

Arbitration, Litigation, and 
Investor-State Relations

 

 Annual Symposium of the 
Maryland Journal of International Law
and the
International and Comparative Law Program 
 

Eventbrite - International Investment Disputes: Arbitration, Litigation, and Investor-State Relations

The U.S. Supreme Court, the Peace Palace in the Hague, and the United Nations

Friday, October 24, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Maryland Carey Law
500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD

Description:
Recent disputes between the country of Argentina and foreign investors have brought to the fore the growing significance of investor-state disputes in international law. Among the issues involved in these cases are the limits of the sovereign immunity doctrine, the challenges of conducting discovery against sovereign states, the extraterritorial jurisdiction of U.S. courts, and the impact of domestic judicial decisions on the United States’ foreign relations.

The Maryland Journal of International Law’s 2014 Symposium will focus on these and related questions of international dispute resolution. Chief among the topics arising out of the recent Argentina cases are the impact of bilateral investment treaties on investor-state disputes; the appeal of bilateral investment treaties in the face of increasingly assertive claims by private actors; the force and effect of international arbitration agreements and awards; the significant influence of the New York Convention on the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards; the distinction between treaty-based and contract-based arbitration agreements; international perceptions and the role of the United States as a forum for arbitration and litigation; the relationship between U.S. courts and the country’s status as a financial center; competition among global arbitration centers; and choice of venue and choice of law provisions in arbitration agreements.

The Symposium will also provide a platform to explore the most significant recent trends in private commercial dispute resolution in the international arena. The Symposium will bring together leading international arbitration and litigation experts and practitioners to engage in a lively conversation on these issues. This year’s panelists are well positioned to offer thoughtful insights on new and emerging issues in international dispute resolution and will bring to the Symposium a keen understanding of the challenges that arise in contemporary practice. The Maryland Journal of International Law will publish Symposium proceedings and related articles by its distinguished panelists in its 2015 edition. 

Schedule (subject to change)

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Check-In and Registration
A Continental Breakfast will be served in the Krongard Room

8:35 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome Address
Donald B. Tobin,
Professor of Law and Dean, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Introductions and Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Panel I: Investor-State Disputes: Enforcement, Investment, and Collateral Actions

Henry Burnett, Esq., King & Spalding

Monty Crawford, Esq., DLA Piper LLP (US)

Dante Figueroa, Esq., Wöss & Partners PLLC

Moderator:

Michael Greenberger, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Q & A

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Panel II: U.S. Discovery Disputes in International Litigation

Melissa Stear Gorsline, Esq., Jones Day

Christina Hioureas, Esq., Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Matthew McGill, Esq., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Moderator:

Michelle Harner, Professor of Law and Director, Business Law Program
University of Maryland Carey School of Law

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Q & A

12:05 – 12:40 p.m.

The Pearl, Lawrence I., & Lloyd M. Gerber Memorial Lecture, presented by Matthew McGill, Esq., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

1:45 – 1:50 p.m.

Panel III Introduction

1:50 – 2:50 pm

Panel III: Treaty, Contract, and Investor-State Relations

David Cinotti, Esq., Venable LLP

Simon Lester, Esq., Cato Institute

Ryan Mellske, Esq., Three Crowns LLP

Moderator:

Michael Van Alstine, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

2:50 – 3:00 p.m.

Q & A

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Symposium Closing Remarks

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Reception
All guests are invited to attend.

Parking & Logistics:
Public parking is available across the street from the law school at the Baltimore Grand Garage, located at 5 North Paca St.

For those travelling by train, the Law School is located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.  Amtrak and MARC’s Penn Line train service Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Station.  The MARC Camden Line services Baltimore Camden station, located only six blocks from the law school.

Acknowledgments

Financial consideration for the annual Maryland Journal of International Law Symposium has been graciously provided by The Gerber Fund. The Maryland Journal of International Law would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd M. Gerber and their children for their support and sponsorship of our Symposium.

Additional publicity generously provided by The American Society of International Law (ASIL).

American Society of International Law

About the Journal
The Maryland Journal of International Law (MJIL) has a long and prestigious history as a forum for scholarly discourse on a wide range of issues on international and comparative law. Established in 1976 as the International Trade Law Journal, it was known as the Maryland Journal of International Law & Trade from 1984 until 1999. It resumed publication in 2009 under its current title.

The journal presents balanced coverage on a broad range of topics related to international and comparative law and welcomes contributions from experts in the field, including academicians, practitioners, and politicians. Articles and notes written by students are also accepted.

Since 2009, the Journal has published articles from annual Symposia on different aspects of international and/or comparative law. 

Digital archives are available at: http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/mjil/.


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