Speeches & Panel Presentations

2015-2017

  • “Ten Tips on Effective Advocacy in Energy Arbitration,” Energy Arbitration Conference on “Resolving Energy Disputes in Times of Crisis,” Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Houston (April 28, 2017)
  • “Corruption in Arbitration: What Issues Arise and What Role Do Arbitrators Play,” New York International Arbitration Center, New York (April 20, 2017)
  • “Oral Advocacy in Commercial and Investment Arbitration,” FIAA-CIDS Tenth Anniversary Conference, Geneva (January 27, 2017)”Balancing Practices as Arbitrator and Counsel,” CPR, New York (January 13, 2017)
  • “Legality of Investment,” ICSID’s 50th Anniversary Finale, Washington DC (October 14, 2016)
  • “Investment Treaty Arbitration in its Adolescence,” Young International Arbitration Practitioners of New York, New York (Sept. 28, 2016)
  • “Efficiency and Effectiveness of Arbitration,” co-moderator, LCIA Symposium, Washington, DC (September 18, 2016)
  • “Divergences between Law and Finance in Investment Arbitration Awards,” Debate Judge, Juris Conference on Damages in International Arbitration Washington, DC (September 16, 2016)
  • “ICC Institutional Reform: Too Far or Not Far Enough?”, panelist, 11th Annual ICC New York Conference, New York (September 14, 2016)
  • “Arbitrator Evaluation,” moderator, LCIA Symposium, Tylney Hall, England (September 10, 2016)
  • “ICSID Annulment Procedure – Review of Practice and Experience,” SIA/QMUL and ICSID Joint Symposium on “Current Trends in Investor-State Arbitration,” London (September 8, 2016)
  • “What are the Appropriate Remedies for Findings of Illegality in Investment Arbitration?,” ICCA Congress, Mauritius (May 10, 2016)
  • Co-Chair of conference and moderator of panel on “Mega-Treaties: What are the Implications?,” 2d Annual GAR Live BITs, Washington, DC (April 18, 2016)
  • “Discussion with Prominent Chairpersons,” GAR Live Stockholm, Stockholm (April 8, 2016)
  • “Investment Treaty Arbitration in its Adolescence,” Young Arbitrators Sweden, Stockholm (April 7, 2016)
  • “International Arbitration News Roundup: 2015 Year in Review,” DC Bar, Washington, DC (February 3, 2016)
  • “Investment Treaty Arbitration in its Adolescence: Navigating the Challenges for a Robust Adulthood,” Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (October 30, 2015)
  • “Are They Ahead of Us? International Arbitration on the European Continent: Vive la Difference, and What Can We Learn?”, Moderator, College of Commercial Arbitrators, New York (October 23, 2015)
  • “Current Issues in Architecting an International Arbitration Proceeding,” Moderator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and UNCITRAL, New York (October 21, 2015)
  • “Best Practices of Arbitrators in Conducting Effective Arbitrations,” CPR Arbitration Committee, New York (July 29, 2015)
  • “Upholding Agreements to Arbitrate,” Co-Moderator, English-American Litigation Forum, Surrey, United Kingdom (June 9, 2015)
  • “The Tribunal,” Co-Moderator, London Court of International Arbitration Symposium, Washington, DC (February 28, 2015)
  • “Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century,” introductory speaker, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and ICSID, Washington, DC (February 26, 2015)
  • “Investment Arbitration: the ICC Experience,” ICC International Court of Arbitration and SICANA, Inc., Washington, DC (February 26, 2015)
    • 2010-2014
    • “Developing an International Arbitrator Practice,” CPR Y-ADR and NYIAC panel, New York (December 9, 2014)
    • “The New LCIA Arbitration Rules,” London Court of International Arbitration, Washington, DC (September 29, 2014)
    • “The Reform of Investment Law,” Conference on “The Reform of ISDS and the Newly Forming EU Investment Policy,” Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, Budapest (September 25, 2014)
    • Co-Chair, “GAR Live Symposium,” Global Arbitration Review, New York (September 19, 2014)
    • “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards,” Panelist, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Dallas (June 19, 2014)
    • International Arbitration Seminar, Panelist, Practicing Law Institute, New York (June 9, 2014)
    • ICSID Counterclaims, Discussant, American Society of International Law webinar, Washington DC (May 21, 2014)
    • Making the Most of Current Processes,” Moderator, British Institute of International and Comparative Law Investment Treaty Forum on “Investor-State Arbitration and Beyond,” London (May 8, 2014)
    • Changes in the System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Viewpoints from the Americas,” Moderator, DC Bar, Washington, DC (April 10, 2014)
    • “Trends and Developments in International Investment Agreements: Lessons Learned and Prospects for 2014 and Beyond,” ABA Section of International Law, New York (April 3, 2014)
    • “BG Group v. Argentina: The Oral Argument Before the Supreme Court,” Moderator, DC Bar, Washington, DC (December 2, 2013)
    • “Salient Issues in BIT and ICSID Arbitration,” Moderator, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (November 7, 2013)
    • “China and Beyond: Understanding State-Owned Enterprises and State Immunity in International Arbitration,” Opening Remarks, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Washington DC (November 5, 2013)
    • “Insights from Leading Corporate Counsel,” Moderator, ICC Canada Conference, Toronto (October 25, 2013)
    • “International Arbitration: Insights on Arbitration in Latin America,” College of Commercial Arbitrators, Albuquerque (October 18, 2013)
    • “Resolving international business disputes – using the World Trade Organization, bilateral investment treaties, international commercial arbitration and European Union courts,” International Bar Association (IBA), Boston (October 10, 2013)
    • “Resolving disputes in the natural resources industry: expert arbitration needed!”, International Bar Association (IBA), Boston (October 10, 2013)
    • “Practice and Procedure,” Co-Moderator, London Court of International Arbitration Symposium, Boston (October 6, 2013)
    • “Persuasive Written Advocacy,” Panelist, Helsinki International Arbitration Day, Helsinki, Finland (May 22, 2013)
    • “The Cost of Obsession with Time and Cost: GAR Live Debate,” Chair of the Panel of Judges, GAR Live Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil (April 19, 2013)
    • “How International Law Shapes Our World,” Speaker, Yonsei University Law School, Seoul, Korea (March 20, 2013)
    • “Counterclaims by States in Investment Arbitration,” Speaker, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (February 26, 2013)
    • “Counterclaims by States in Investment Arbitration,” Speaker, Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, New York, NY (February 14, 2013)
    • “Using International Trade Law to Enforce International Arbitration Awards,” Moderator, District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (November 29, 2012)
    • “Third Party Funding: GAR Live Debate,” Chair of the Panel of Judges, GAR Live London-Global Arbitration Review, London (November 8, 2012)
    • “Effective Advocacy in Arbitration,” Panel Member, 29th AAA-ICDR/ICC/ICSID Joint Colloquium on “The Frontiers of Arbitration,” Washington, DC (November 2, 2012)
    • “Approaches to Arbitration: Across the Ages,” Moderator, Young ICSID-Young ICCA-ICDR Y&I-ICC YAF, Washington, DC (November 1, 2012)
    • “Third Party Funding – Who Holds the Purse Strings in an Arbitration? (And How Does that Affect the Arbitral Process),” Hong Kong International Arbitration Center “ADR in Asia Conference 2012, Hong Kong (October 17, 2012)
    • “Counterclaims by States in Investment Arbitration,” International Bar Association (IBA) Arbitration Committee, Dublin, Ireland (October 2, 2012)
    • “The US courts and international arbitration – how’s the relationship working out?”, Moderator, GAR Live Americas, New York, NY (September 19, 2012)
    • “Practice and Procedure,” Moderator, LCIA Symposium, Tylney Hall, England (September 15, 2012)
    • “Emerging Issues in Investment Arbitration,” ICC, Seventh Annual New York Conference, on “Arbitration with States and State Entities under the ICC Rules,” New York, NY (September 10, 2012)
    • “The New US Model Bilateral Investment Treaty,” Moderator, District of Columbia Bar, Washington DC (May 31, 2012)
    • “Damages Experts in Arbitration,” Panelist, American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution, Washington DC (April 20, 2012)
    • “Women in Arbitration,” Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC (April 19, 2012)
    • “Moot” Arbitrator, Final Round, LL.M International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC (March 10, 2012)
    • “Ethical Issues and Conflicts of Interest from the Arbitrator’s Perspective,” American University Washington College of Law, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Washington DC (March 8, 2012)
    • “Resolution of Investor-State Disputes in the Oil and Gas Sector: Key Issues and Trends,” Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and ABA Section of International Law, International Investment and Development Committee, Moderator (Washington DC, January 27, 2012)
    • “Time and Cost Issues and Initiatives: The Perspective from the Institutions,” AAA-ICDR/ICC/ICSID Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration,” New York, NY (November 18, 2011)
    • “The Selection, Rights, Duties and Role of the Arbitrator,” American University Washington College of Law, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Washington DC (October 12, 2011)
    • “Commencing an International Arbitration: Fundamentals and Strategy,” Americas Workshop Conference, Workshop Co-Chair and Panel Moderator, The Institute for Transnational Arbitration and Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of Panama, Panama City, Panama (April 14, 2011)
    • “Luminaries in the International Dispute Resolution World: A Day in Their Shoes,” ArbitralWomen and Georgetown International Arbitration Society, Washington, DC (April 5, 2011)
    • “Arbitral Award Enforcement Issues Under the New York Convention,” Panelist, NYU School of Law, New York, NY (March 29, 2011)
    • “Advocacy in International Arbitration,” Panelist, Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY (March 7, 2011)
    • “Choosing a Place of Arbitration,” Panelist, USCIB Arbitration Committee, New York, NY (January 19, 2011)
    • “Issue Conflict: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Panelist, ICC Conference on International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America, Miami, FL (November 8, 2010)
    • “Third Parties in Arbitration: What are the Limits?” Panelist, International Bar Association, Vancouver, Canada (October 5, 2010)
    • “The Preliminary Hearing,” Moderator and Workshop Co-Chair, Conference on “Commencing an International Arbitration: Fundamentals and Strategy,” the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Dallas, TX (June 17, 2010)
    • “Best Practices for Greater Transparency,” Moderator, Conference in “Transparency in International Arbitration: A Focus on Best Practices,” jointly sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association, the American Society of International Law, Georgetown Law Center, and the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the D.C. Bar, Washington (April 26, 2010)
    • “Careers in International Arbitration,” Panelist, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (March 29, 2010)
    • 2005-2009
    • “What’s New? Awards, Decisions and Other Developments in Recent ECT Investment Arbitrations,” Energy Dispute Resolution: Investment Protection, Transit and the Energy Charter Treaty, Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat, Brussels (October 22, 2009)
    • “Careers in International Law,” Panelist, District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (July 15, 2009)
    • “Consent and the Jurisdiction of Investment Arbitrations,” Moderator, Juris Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration, Washington, DC (April 30, 2009)
    • “What Happens If We Lose?” Moderator, District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (April 14, 2009)
    • “Challenges to ICSID Awards” and “Immunity of Sovereign Property from Execution,” APEC Workshop on International Investment Agreements, International Law Institute, Washington DC (November 6, 2008)
    • “The Origins of Investor-State Arbitration and Distinctions from Commercial Arbitration Models,” and Moderator, “Mechanics of Arbitration,” APEC Workshop on International Investment Agreements, International Law Institute, Washington DC (November 4, 2008)
    • “Alternatives to Bilateral Investment Treaties for Claims Against Sovereign States,” Moderator, District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (October 31, 2008)
    • “The Arbitral Award,” American University Washington College of Law, Fifth Annual Seminar on International Arbitration, Washington, DC (October 30, 2008)
    • “Investment Treaties: Key Provisions and Their ‘Next Generation,’ Conference on “Revisiting Bilateral Investment Treaties,” Federation of Industries of Sao Paulo and ABCI Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil (September 25, 2008)
    • “Arbitrability and Unconscionability,” ITA-CBAr Joint Conference on International Arbitration, Sao Paulo, Brazil (September 23, 2008)
    • “Damages in International Arbitration,” Panelist, Institute for Transnational Arbitration Conference, Dallas, Texas (June 19, 2008)
    • “Arbitrators and Issue Conflict,” Juris Conference, Washington, DC (April 25, 2008)
    • “Energy Charter Treaty Arbitrations Against Sovereign States,” Panelist, ABA Section of International Law, New York, New York (April 4, 2008)
    • “Revisiting the Possibility of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) Between the United States and Brazil,” Moderator, ABCI Institute IV Annual Symposium on International Trade, Washington, DC (February 1, 2008)
    • “International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation,” Welcome Speaker (and Panelist, “Focus Area: Middle East and North Africa”), ICDR, Washington, DC (November 9, 2007)
    • “Most Favored Nation Provisions in Investment Treaties,” Panelist, Investment Treaty Arbitration Workshop, International Bar Association, Singapore (October 16, 2007)
    • “What Government Officials Need to Know About International Arbitration,” Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington DC (October 5, 2007)
    • “Careers in International Business Law,” Panelist, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (October 1, 2007)
    • “International Arbitration in Brazil,” Welcome Speaker (and Moderator, “Investment Arbitration in Brazil”), District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (September 6, 2007)
    • “Lis Pendens and Arbitration,” Speaker, Rio de Janeiro International Arbitration Seminar (July 3, 2007)
    • “Fair, Equitable and Ambiguous: What is Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Law?” Moderator, ABA Section of International Law, Washington, DC (May 4, 2007)
    • “The International ADR Reporting Program Series,” Introductory Speaker (and Speaker, “Selecting an Arbitrator for a Telecommunications Arbitration”), ICDR, Washington, DC (November 15, 2006)
    • “The Common Law/Civil Law Gap: The Issues and How International Arbitrators May Resolve Them,” Panelist, Expert Arbitrators’ Panel, ICDR, New York (October 11, 2006)
    • “Preparing Answers to Arbitration Requests in International Investment Arbitration,” Panelist, Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (October 10, 2006)
    • “Effective Document Discovery and Witness Examination,” Moderator, District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (September 6, 2006)
    • “Legal Practice in International Arbitration,” Panelist, Georgetown Law School, Washington, DC (August 28, 2006)
    • “Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses for International Investment Agreements,” Speaker, Seminar on Foreign Investment Agreements and Investor-State Dispute Settlement, International Law Institute, Washington, DC (June 16, 2006)
    • “Sino-U.S. Commercial Dispute Resolution,” Moderator, District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (June 6, 2006)
    • “Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration”, Faculty Expert, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (May 30-June 2, 2006)
    • “Resolution of Transnational Disputes,” Panelist, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (January 2006)
    • “Arbitrating with Sovereigns and State Entities,” Moderator, USCIB Young Arbitrators Forum, Washington, DC (December 2005)
    • “International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America,” Welcome Speaker and Panel Moderator, International Center for Dispute Resolution, Washington, DC (November 2005)
    • “Arbitration with Sovereigns,” Moderator, ICC International Commercial Dispute Resolution, Charlottesville, Virginia (May 2005)
    • “Litigating Across Borders: Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Transnational Litigation,” Moderator and Conference Organizer, District of Columbia Bar, Washington, DC (April 2005)