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Eighth Annual Seminar: How to Handle Agency and Distribution Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

October 11 - 13, 2011 • Washington, DC

This seminar will feature a mock case that will be discussed principally from the perspective of the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution.  Through dynamic interactive lectures and scenario-based exercises, participants will be taught skills, strategies, and tactics for successfully conducting international arbitration cases on various factual and legal bases.

The event is co-sponsored by the American Arbitration Association (AAA); International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); and International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Cooperating institutions include: ABA Section of International Law; ASIL Dispute Resolution Interest Group; Dispute Resolution Committee of the DC Bar International Law Section; North America Branch, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; International Arbitration Law Committee of the Inter-American Bar Association. Media partner: TDM.

Faculty experts include: Arif Hyder Ali, Partner, Crowell & Moring; Markham Ball, Arbitrator and Mediator; Lecturer in Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Jose Feris, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Henry J. Fieldman, Of Counsel, The Fieldman Firm; Horacio Grigera Naón, Director, International Arbitration Program; Eckhard R. Hellbeck, Associate, White & Case; Jean Kalicki, Partner, Arnold & Porter; Milanka Kostadinova; Senior Counsel, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes; Lucinda A. Low, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson; Luis M. Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution; Andrew McDougall, Partner, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall; Charles Patrizia, Senior Partner, Paul Hastings; Jose Emilio Nunes Pinto, Partner, Jose Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados; Elliot E. Polebaum, Partner, Fried Frank; Joseph R. Profaizer, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings; Ank A. Santens, Partner, White & Case; S.I. Strong, Associate Professor of Law and Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri; Igor Timofeyev, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings; and Thomas Ventrone, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution.

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