The David D. Caron Praelium


The Center for International Commercial & Investment Arbitration at Columbia Law School, The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London, and Three Crowns are pleased to present the David D. Caron Praelium.

The Praelium, first introduced in 2015, is an annual celebration of advocacy, with two leading international advocates deploying their oratorical and advocacy skills in the service of important current legal issues before a distinguished three-member tribunal.  The event has been renamed to honour the life and legacy of Praelium co-founder Professor David D. Caron, an individual of great humility and kindness whose distinguished career in international law will long serve as a source of guidance and inspiration.

This year, in commemoration of its inaugural session in the U.S., the Praelium will take place on the evening before the annual Columbia Arbitration Day. The Praelium will take place on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 6:00pm at the Metropolitan Club (1 East 60th St) in New York City.

The two leading advocates are Christopher Harris QC (3 Verulam Buildings) and Kate Brown de Vejar (DLA Piper). 

The distinguished tribunal will comprise Jean Kalicki (Kalicki Arbitration), Professor George A. Bermann (Columbia Law School), and The Honorable Charles N. Brower (20 Essex Street).

Registration will take place from 5:30pm in the James Room. The event itself will begin at 6:00pm and will be followed by a drinks reception from 7:30pm. 

Guests are kindly encouraged to RSVP in advance, as space is highly limited. Please visit this link for more information.