Special Purpose Tribunals: A Road to Take?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 17:30to19:00
Chancellor Day Hall Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Private Justice and the Rule of Law Research Group (PJRL) welcomes Professor Hans van Houtte for its annual John E. C. Brierley Memorial Lecture.

The lecture will be followed by a cocktail generously sponsored by Woods LLP.

RSVP by 18 November in order to help us plan the catering: pjrl.law [at] mcgill.ca

About the speaker

Hans van Houtte held the Chair of International Public Law at Leuven University (1978-1989) and the Chair of Private International Law, International Business Law, and Arbitration (1989-2009). At Leuven, he was also Director of the Institute of International Trade Law and Vice Dean. From 1971 to 2009, he was a member of the Belgian Bar, mostly involved in transnational litigation and arbitration. Hans van Houtte has written extensively about arbitration and was an arbitrator in over 200 commercial disputes as well as in some investment disputes. Hans van Houtte is a listed arbitrator of many arbitration institutions, is the former President of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and he has been active in several collective settlement processes (Bosnian Commission for Real Property Claims, Swiss Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Bank Accounts, United Nations Compensation Commission, Eritrea- Ethiopia Claims Commission).

About the Brierley Memorial Lecture

This lecture on arbitration commemorates the life and work of John E.C. Brierley, who was Professor and Dean of Law at McGill. He was a prominent figure in the discipline of comparative law internationally and the leading Canadian expert on arbitration.

The John E.C. Brierley Memorial Lecture is presented by McGill and its Research Team on Private Justice and the Rule of Law, with the participation of the Canadian Bar Association (Québec branch) and the L. Yves Fortier Chair.

This conference has been accredited for 1.5 h of continuing legal education for jurists by a recognized provider.

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