Background - Practices (Details)

International Dispute Resolution


Speeches & Presentations

  • "Back to the Future: Reflecting on the Past Decade of ISDS," Georgetown International Arbitration Month, Georgetown University Law School, Washington, DC (February 11, 2020). Speaker: Ian A. Laird.
  • 2019 International Investment Treaties and Investor-State Arbitration, International Law Institute (December 2-13, 2019). Course Advisor and Faculty: Ian A. Laird.
  • "NAFTA Chapter 11 - Looking Forward While Glancing Backward," Canadian Council for International Law (CCIL) Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada (October 25, 2019). Moderator: Ian A. Laird.
  • "A First Look at Litigation under the Helms-Burton Act," American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C. (October 15, 2019). Presenter: David Baron.
  • "Can I get a … Diverse Tribunal?" Young ICCA and BASIL Workshop on Improving the Participation of Minorities in International Arbitration, New York, NY (September 26, 2019). Speaker: Randa Adra.
  • Seminar and Book Launch for Chinese Translation of "Business Guide to Trade and Investment, Volume 2 - International Investment," ICC Publications (2018). Co-Editors: Ian A. Laird, Borzu Sabahi and Marat Umerov, Shanghai, China (September 24, 2019). Presenter: Ian A. Laird.
  • "Inside Iran: Consequences of U.S. Action," The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. (July 17, 2019). Moderator: Stuart H. Newberger.
  • Fourth Oxford University Press (OUP) Investment Claims Summer Academy, Saïd Business School, Oxford, UK (July 8-9, 2019). Conference Co-Chair and Presenter: Ian A. Laird.
  • "From NAFTA to USMCA – What Is the Future of International Investment Protection for US Investors?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 28, 2019). Presenters: Ian Laird and Melissa Morris.
  • "What Will the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement Mean for NAFTA and Investor-State Arbitration?" 5th Annual GAR Live BITs Conference (May 16, 2019). Panelist: Ian A. Laird.
  • "Corruption After Establishment: Should it Disqualify Otherwise Meritorious Claims?" Juris Conferences – Thirteenth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference, Washington, D.C. (April 8, 2019). Panelist: Ian A. Laird.
  • "From School to Practice – Preparing Witnesses, Experts, and Document Requests," Georgetown International Arbitration Society Panel, Washington, DC (April 2, 2019). Panelist: Eduardo Mathison.
  • "The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy, and the Pursuit of Justice," University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, AR (November 8, 2018). Presenter: Stuart H. Newberger.
  • "Introduction to Arbitration in the U.S., Enforcement and Redress," China Law Society, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C. (September 10, 2018). Presenter: George D. Ruttinger.
  • "Pesticide Imports and Exports: Facilitating Global Commerce," CLA and RISE 2018 Regulatory Conference, Arlington, VA (April 26, 2018). Presenter: John D. Conner, Jr.
  • "Practical Strategies in the Arbitration of International Disputes involving State-Owned Entities," 2018 CIArb Conference, Washington, D.C. (April 3, 2018). Moderator: Ian A. Laird.
  • "Be Careful What You Ask For: Can Recent Changes to BIT Models Satisfy ISDS Sceptics and Opponents?" Juris Conferences – Twelfth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference, Washington, D.C. (March 6, 2018). Panelist: Ian A. Laird.
  • "Fall 2017 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series," Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia Law School, New York, NY (September 19, September 25, October 2, November 6, November 13, and November 20, 2017). Co-Moderator: Ian A. Laird.
  • "Double Trouble? Dealing Effectively with Parallel Court and Arbitration Proceedings in the Americas and Europe," ABA Section of International Law's 2017 Fall Conference, Miami, FL (October 26, 2017). Presenter: Ian A. Laird.
  • Second Oxford University Press Investment Claims Summer Academy, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK (July 6-7, 2017). Co-Chair and presenter: Ian A. Laird.