Saturday, March 13, 2010

Go On! Upcoming Symposium on Investment Treaty Disputes

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest) For those of you interested in international economic law, there is an exciting event coming up at Washington and Lee University School of Law that you might want to consider coming down for following ASIL (Lexington, VA is a mere three hours from DC in a beautiful part of rural Virginia). On March 29, 2010, Washington and Lee School of Law will host a Joint Symposium with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to explore the prevention and efficient management of investment treaty disputes. W&L Law Professor Susan Franck, a leading expert in international economic dispute resolution, serves as the conference co‐organizer and has done a tremendous job putting together a very exciting conference. The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is requested no later than March 22, 2010.
The event will bring together academics, governments, practitioners, investors, representatives from international organizations and non-governmental entities from around the world. Professor W. Michael Reisman, the Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law at Yale University, will deliver the keynote address. Other prominent investment and dispute resolution experts involved include Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), William K. Slate II, President and CEO of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and Wolf von Kumberg, Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel at Northrop Grumman Corporation. There will also be representatives from States such as Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Japan, Rwanda, Thailand and the United States.

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