Contemporary Issues & Emerging Trends in Int'l Arbitration

by Penn Law's Int'l Arbitration Association

Monday, March 27, 2017
University of Pennsylvania Law School 3501 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Note: This event will also be LIVE STREAMED here (click on link) if you cannot attend in person. 

This day long conference will feature 5 panel discussions and a key note address by Mr. Gary Born:

09:00 to 09:20: Breakfast & Registration

09:20 to 10:20: Women in International Arbitration (with ArbitralWomen)

Marinn Carlson (Sidley Austin LLP); Janet Whittaker (Clifford Chance); Danielle Morris (WilmerHale); Susan Franck (American University, Washington College of Law); Meriam Al-Rashid (Dentons); Betsy Hellmann (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP).

10:20 to 10:30: Opening remarks by Dean Ruger and Adam Raviv

10:30 to 12:00: Complexities of diversity in International Arbitration and ways to reconcile different practices

Luciano Timm (Carvalho, Machado e Timm);Babajide O. Ogundipe (Sofunde,Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore); Baiju Vasani (Jones Day); Michael Daly (George Washington University); Susan Franck (American University, Washington College of Law); Meriam Al-Rashid (Dentons).

12:00 to 13:00: Lunch Break

13:00 to 14:30: Enforcement issues in international arbitration (Yukos Case) including post annulment enforcement

Danielle Morris (WilmerHale);Marinn Carlson (Sidley Austin LLP); Andrey Panov (Norton Rose Fulbright); Betsy Hellmann (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP); Eckhard R. Hellbeck (White & Case LLP) Henry Weisburg (Shearman & Sterling LLP).

14:45 to 16:15: Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration in the Context of Third Party funding:

Gavan Griffith QC (Essex Court Chambers); Mark Kantor; Jeremy Heep (Pepper Hamilton); Adam Raviv (WilmerHale); Catherine Rogers (Penn State); David Kerstein (Bentham IMF).

16:30 to 17:00: Keynote Address by Mr. Gary Born (WilmerHale)

17:00 to 18:30: The future of International Arbitration in a Trump and Brexit Era and its impact on other “Seats” with other legal and political developments —Grant Hanessian (Baker McKenzie); John Townsend (Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP); George Bermann (Columbia Law School); William Burke-White (Penn Law); Matthew Adler (Pepper Hamilton); Janet Whittaker (Clifford Chance).

18:30 to 21:00: Cocktail Hour/Dinner