Edinburgh Conference on Arbitration and International Law

Event Name Edinburgh Conference on Arbitration and International Law
Start Date 14th Mar 2014 9:45am
End Date 14th Mar 2014 5:30pm
Duration 7 hours and 45 minutes
Description

The conference is free to attend, but places are limited. To register, please contact: law.events@ed.ac.uk

 

Programme

09:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00-10:15 Welcome: Professor Lesley McAra, Head of Edinburgh Law School

10:15-12:00 Session 1: Contractual Arbitration and International Law

Chair/Discussant: David Holloway, University of Edinburgh/No. 5 Chambers London

Panelists:

Professor Loukas Mistelis, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London: ‘State Immunity in International Commercial Arbitration’

Audley Sheppard, Co-Head of International Arbitration Group and International Law Group, Clifford Chance: ‘Sanctions and Force Majeure in International Arbitration’

Stefan Kroell, Honorary Professor at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg: ‘The New York Convention: Current Issues and Proposals for Reform’

Jan Kleinheisterkamp, London School of Economics: ‘Transnational Public Policy in International Commercial Arbitration’

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:45 Session 2: Investor-State Arbitration and International Law

Chair/Discussant: Norah Gallagher, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

Panelists:

Eric De Brabandere, University of Leiden: ‘Damages in Investment Arbitration’

David Holloway, University of Edinburgh/No. 5 Chambers London: ‘International Investment Arbitration: The Marketplace for Institutions’

N Jansen Calamita, Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law: ‘The New UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency’

Kate Pertlett, Freshfields Paris: 'Customary International Law in Arbitration'

14:45-15:15 Tea/Coffee

15:15-17:00 Session 3: International Arbitration

Chair/Discussant: Alan Boyle, University of Edinburgh/Essex Court Chambers

Panelists:

Kate Davies, International Arbitration Group, Allen & Overy: ‘Public International Law Arbitration: a Practitioners Perspective’

Ruth MacKenzie, University of Westminster/Project on International Courts and Tribunals: ‘Independence of Arbitrators in Inter-State Arbitration’

James Harrison, University of Edinburgh/Scottish Centre for International Law: ‘Arbitration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea’

Ana Maria Daza Vargas, University of Edinburgh/Scottish Centre for International Law: ‘Funding for International Arbitration’

17:00-17:15 Close