McGill Dispute Resolution Lecture Series

Every year, the McGill Dispute Resolution Lecture Series puts our law students in contact with noted international arbitration practitioners from around the world and from many dispute resolution institutions.

2017

Charles Jarrosson, Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) (bio). Les relations juridiques de l’institution d’arbitrage avec les parties et les arbitres, September 14, 2017.

Charles JarrossonCharles Jarrosson

Pierre-Olivier Savoie, Savoie Arbitration (bio). The Legal Framework of Investment Arbitration, September 13, 2017.

Pierre-Olivier SavoiePierre-Olivier Savoie

Caroline Devaux, College of Europe (bio). La fabrique du droit du commerce international : Acteurs, processus et risques encourus, March 24, 2017.

Caroline Devaux

2016

Simona Grossi, Loyola Law School (bio). Frontloading in Civil Proceedings, November 16, 2016.

L to R: Fred Bachand, Simona Grossi, Fabien Gélinas.
Image by Giacomo Marchisio.
L to R: Fred Bachand, Simona Grossi, Fabien Gélinas.

Julien Sieveking, WADA Director (bio), Legal Affairs. Sports arbitration and the World Anti-Doping Agency, Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Ryan Reetz was at the Faculty in March 2016 to talk about his new book, co-written with Pedro Martinez-Fraga.

Ryan Reetz and Pedro Martinez-Fraga, Bryan Cave, Miami, USA, Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era, 14 March 2016

Anne Hoffmann, Al Tamimi & Co., Dubai, Counterclaims in International Investment Law, 24 February 2016.

Yasmine Lahlou, Partner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York, International arbitration in a flat world: Dos and Don’ts in picking your seat and your rules, 15 February 2016.

Annie Lespérance, Cabinet Yves Fortier, Canada, The Role of the Tribunal Secretary in International Arbitration, 10 February 2016.

2015

Martins Paparinskis, Faculty of Laws, University College London, UK, Investor-State Dispute Settlement and the Judicial Function, 9 November 2015.

Gary Friedman, Harvard Negotiation Institute, USA, Inside Out: How Self-Reflection Can Help Conflict Professionals and their Clients, 19 October 2015.

Arie Reich, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, Dispute Settlement in the WTO: A Critical Appraisal by an Experienced Panelist, 8 April 2015.

Pierre-Olivier Savoie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, The Phenomenon of "Lex Mercatoria", March 16, 2015.

Florian Grisel, Senior Lecturer, King’s College London, The Role of the ICC in Negotiating the 1958 New York Convention, March 11, 2015.

Olivier André, Special Counsel, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, The Arbitrator, March 9, 2015

Mark Luz, Counsel, Trade Law Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Canada, The Role of Counsel in International Investment Treaty Arbitration, February 4, 2015

Claudia Salomon and Professor Fabien Gélinas in the hall of NCDH's third floor after her presentation.

Claudia Salomon, Partner & Global Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Group, Latham & Watkins LLP, Navigating the Intersection of Courts & International Arbitration, January 21, 2015

2014

Haig Oghigian, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo, Asia Pacific’s Influence on the Development of ADR, April 3, 2014

Brian King, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, New York, Apples and Oranges are Both Still Fruits:  Comparing International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, March 18, 2014

Charles Jarosson, Professeur à l’Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assass), The Notion of International Public Policy, March 13, 2014

Angus Gunn Q.C., Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver, The UNCITRAL Model Law in Canada: Reforming the Uniform International Commercial Arbitration Act, February 27, 2014

Rahim Moloo, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, New York, The Makings of an International Arbitration Award: its contents and discontents, February 13, 2014

2012

Professors Fabien Gélinas and Andrea Bjorklund with Abby Cohen-Smutny (on right), partner at White & Case.

Abby Cohen Smutny, Partner, White & Case LLP, Washington D.C., International Arbitration Involving State Enterprises, November 30, 2012

On November 21, 2012, Mr Barry Leon, Partner at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP, spoke on "Choosing the Arbitral Tribunal" as part of our McGill Dispute Resolution Lecture Series.

Barry Leon, Partner, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP. Choosing the Arbitral Tribunal, November 21, 2012

On November 16, 2012, Stephen Drymer (on left) spoke on 'The Wide World of Sports Arbitration' as part of our McGill Dispute Resolution Lecture Series.

Stephen Drymer, Partner, Norton Rose. The Wide World of Sports Arbitration, November 16, 2012

Frédéric Bachand, Quentin Loh and Fabien Gélinas. Justice Quentin Loh, Supreme Court of Singapore (center) with Professors Frédéric Bachand and Fabien Gélinas.

Quentin Loh, Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore, International Arbitration: The Singapore Perspective, November 9, 2012

Christophe Seraglini, Associate Professor, University of Paris XI; Counsel, White & Case LLP, Le nouveau droit français de l’arbitrage international, May 15, 2012

Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), An Update on ICSID and Challenges in Investment Arbitration, April 2, 2012

Andrew Newcombe, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, An Introduction to International Investment Arbitration, March 7, 2012

Laurence Marquis, Deputy Counsel, Secretariat, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Recent Developments in ICC Arbitration, February 28, 2012

Sophie Nappert, Arbitrator in independent practice at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn, London, Intersections between mediation and arbitration, January 16, 2012

2011

Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall, Partner, Head of International Arbitration Group, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall, An Insider’s Perspective on Assumptions and Expectations in the Practice of International Arbitration, September 30, 2011

Jason Fry, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, The 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration – An Insider’s Perspective, September 21, 2011

Brooks W. Daly, Deputy Secretary General and Principal Legal Counsel – Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Permanent Court of Arbitration: Inside the Hearing Room, September 14, 2011

Lauro Gama E. Souza Jr., Associate Professor - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; Partner - Binenbojm, Gama & Carvalho Britto Advogados, The Law of Arbitration in Brazil: a Snapshot, April 14, 2011

Andrea K. Bjorklund, Professor, University of California, Davis, School of Law, Transparency, Precedent, and Ethics: Some Unanticipated Consequences, January 28, 2011

2010

Alan Scott Rau, Associate Mark G. and Judy G. Yudof Chair in Law – University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, Understanding (and Misunderstanding) ‘Primary Jurisdiction, November 11, 2010

Robin F. Hansen, Assistant Professor, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, The Power of Disembodied Rights: Multinational Enterprises and Investment Treaty Arbitration, November 1, 2010

Gus Van Harten, Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, University of York, The Investment Arbitration Process and the Rule of Law, October 14, 2010

Stacie I. Strong, Associate Professor – University of Missouri, Senior Fellow – Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, Recent Developments in Arbitration at the U.S. Supreme Court, October 4, 2010

Haig Oghigian, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo, Asian perspectives on Commercial Dispute Settlement, September 23, 2010

Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall, Partner and Head of the International Arbitration Group - Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP, A cosmopolitan law society: everything you’ve always wanted to know about the practice of arbitration, September 21, 2010 

2009

Martin Doe, Assistant Legal Counsel – Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, The Permanent Court of Arbitration: Between Commercial Law and Public Law Adjudication, November 18, 2009

Haig Oghigian, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo, Arbitration in Asia, September 21, 2009

Davis Robinson, (Former Legal Advisor - US Department of State; Arbitrator - International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Comparing Dispute Settlements between Private Parties; Private Parties and States; and States, March 9, 2011

Brooks Daly, Deputy Secretary General and Principal Legal Counsel - Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague: History and Contemporary Practice, March 4, 2011

Uche Onwuamaegbu (Senior Counsel - International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Secretariat of the World Bank in Washington D.C.), The Work of ICSID in Investor – State Arbitration, February 9, 2009

2008

Georges Michel Abi-Saab, Chair - World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body, The Multiplication of International Tribunals and its Impact on International Law, October 15, 2008

Catherine Quinn - Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague) & Annie Guérard-Langlois, ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris), Granting of Arbitration Internships, June 30, 2008

Lauro da Gama e Souza, Professor, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, International Commercial Arbitration in Brazil: Recent Developments, June 26, 2008

Gonzalo Flores, Senior Counsel - International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Work of the ICSID Secretariat, April 3, 2008

Julie Bédard, Counsel, Skadden Arps, New York, The Practice of Arbitration in New York, March 25, 2008

Davis Robinson (Former Legal Advisor - US Department of State; Arbitrator - International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Contrasting International Dispute Resolution in the Context of Private Commercial Arbitration, Investor-State Arbitration, and Inter-State Dispute Settlement, March 11 & 13, 2008

Sophie Nappert, Associate Member, 3 Verulam Buildings, London, The Practice of Arbitration in London, March 4, 2008

Alireza Falsafi, DCL Candidate, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Arbitration Under International Oil Contracts, February 19, 2008

Classroom conversation with Jason Fry.

Jason Fry, Secretary General - ICC International Court of Arbitration, ICC Arbitration - A Conversation with Jason Fry, January 29, 2008

Haig Oghigian, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo, Arbitration in Japan and Asia, January 10, 2008

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