Remedies and Enforcement in International Arbitration
For more information on the conference, please see the program.
Welcome from Dean Schizer
Dear Prospective Conference Participant,
It is my pleasure to invite you to the fourth annual Columbia Arbitration Day on March 8, 2013. We are very pleased to host several leading practitioners in the field of international arbitration, faculty, students and alumni for a day-long conference. We are gratified by the increased popularity and recognition of the conference among practitioners, scholars and students from all over the world. This effort arises from our recognition of the common interests of participants in this field, and our belief that we can offer a valuable and unique service by bringing these diverse groups together. We recognize the importance of creating connections between different cultures and nations in the field of international dispute resolution and our hope is that the conference will encourage solutions to some of the prominent and difficult issues this field faces today.
We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity, and we look forward to welcoming you to Columbia Law School.
David M. Schizer
Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law and Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics Columbia Law School
Welcome from the Conference Chairs
Welcome to Columbia Arbitration Day 2013!
This annual conference brings together scholars, practitioners, and students for a discussion about the challenges that drive the international arbitration community. Since the first Columbia Arbitration Day in 2010, the conference has increased in popularity and recognition, and this year we are honored to present many outstanding speakers with varied backgrounds, experiences, and views on cutting-edge arbitration issues.
The topic of the conference is Remedies and Enforcement in International Arbitration, focusing on commercial as well as investment arbitration. The four panels will discuss waiver of enforcement, remedies alternative to damages, enforcement of an award that has been set aside in the country of origin, and best practices in enforcement proceedings. One speaker from each panel will also serve as an expert moderator, who will illuminate the speakers’ different perspectives on these issues.
Legal systems respond in various ways to the challenges of maintaining efficacy and legitimacy in international arbitration. The speakers at Columbia Arbitration Day will illuminate the different perspectives on these topics and address some of the leading challenges in international arbitration today. We trust that you will gain new understanding and insight from the opinions presented throughout the day and that you will find the discussions interesting, as well as entertaining.
Columbia Arbitration Day 2013 is a unique opportunity for practitioners, scholars and students to come together, share, and discuss the latest developments in the arbitration field. If you have not registered yet, please do so before March 1, 2013.
We look forward to welcoming you at Columbia Law School on March 8, 2013!
Karima Sauma, Niklas Elofsson, Philip Lee and Åsa Lidefelt
on behalf of the Columbia International Arbitration Association
9:00AM - 9:30AM
Registration and Breakfast
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Introduction to Conference - Conference Chairs
Panel 1 - Remedies Alternative to Damages
Moderator: Anthea Roberts, London School of Economics and Columbia Law School, New York
Teresa Giovannini, Lalive, Geneva
Jennifer Haworth McCandless, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington D.C.
Mark Kantor, Arbitrator, Washington D.C.
Ian A. Laird, Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington D.C
10:50AM - 11:20 AM
11:20AM - 12:40PM
Panel 2 - Enforcement of Awards Set Aside in the Country of Origin
Moderator: William W. Park, Boston University
Domenico Di Pietro, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Rome
Franco Ferrari, New York University School of Law
Ignacio Torterola, Foley Hoag LLP, Washington D.C.
12:40PM - 2:10PM
2:10PM - 3:30PM
Panel 3 - Waiver of the Right to Set Aside the Award
Moderator: George A. Bermann, Columbia Law School, New York
Patricia Shaughnessy, Stockholm University
Todd Weiler, Arbitrator, London, Canada
Anne Marie Whitesell, Dechert LLP, Washington D.C.
3:30PM - 4:00PM
4:00PM - 5:20PM
Panel 4 - Best Practices in Enforcement Proceedings
Moderator: Mark A. Cymrot, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Washington D.C.
Jonathan I. Blackman, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York and London
Robert H. Smit, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York