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Juris Conferences is a leading organization developed to promote discourse among experts in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.  

Juris Conferences has presented over 100 conferences, worldwide.  The organization regularly holds symposia in cooperation with many leading legal and arbitral institutions, and featuring the field's foremost scholars and practitioners.  Many of these symposia feature panel discussion formats with active attendee participation.  Juris Conferences events feature topics of discussion that are tailored to the geographic region in which they are held, as well as the specific talents and specialties of the event's faculty members.  To learn more, visit the Juris Conferences website.

Juris Conferences events offer members of the international arbitration community the opportunity to continue their legal education, stay abreast of cutting-edge developments and discussions, and expand their networks.

Juris Conferences Has Gone Digital

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, for the past several years, Juris Conferences has hosted events online. For the foreseeable future, Juris Conferences will continue to host events online and in webconference format. 

As we have learned during the past years, the webconference format is easily accessible and convenient. It also democratizes attendance, removing the need for travel expenses and other obstacles to in-person attendance. Juris Conferences has enjoyed the democratizing and globalizing effect of "going digital," and hopes the trend to move conferences online continues to knit the international legal community more closely together. 

Recordings of Juris Conferences webconferences are available for purchase on Arbitration Law. See Previous Conferences section below for links to recordings.

Juris Conferences by the numbers

  • 20+ years of experience

  • Over 100 events across a dozen cities

  • 10+ virtual events with recording access

  • 300+ featured speakers

  • 3,000+ attendees

  • Countless perks including complimentary journal issues and digital access to journal archives, books, and other publications

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Over 300 esteemed practitioners and scholars have helmed Juris Conferences panels.

Recent Juris Conferences webconferences panelists:

Ninth Annual Damages in International Arbitration Conference

This two-day program will include four panels discussing current and emerging topics relating to damages in international arbitration. Registrants will receive one year of online access to the full archives of the Journal of Damages in International Arbitration ("JDIA").  This includes six full volumes of JDIA, a journal focused on the complex issues that arise in assessing damages and compensation in the context of international arbitration.

Tuesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 9, 2021
10:00 AM ET / 4:00 PM CET

Hosted on ZOOM by JURIS Conferences

This conference will provide insights from leading authorities and experts on what should be foremost in the minds of all – advocates, experts, arbitrators and the parties – that are involved in the international arbitration process — how best to determine what prevailing on the merits in international arbitration is worth.

Program

Keynote Address by Catherine Amirfar: "Quantum Leap: promoting rigor in international arbitration with the new ICCA-ASIL damages app"

DECEMBER 7

Panel 1 - "The future of PPP contracts in Latin America: beyond pandemics and broken economic equilibrium" (co-moderated by Tiago Duarte-Silva and Lucila "Luli" Hemmingsen)

Panel 2 - "Re-thinking the ‘New Business Rule’ - can or should income-based approaches be used to assess damages for non-operating projects?" (moderated by Craig Miles)

DECEMBER 9

Panel 3 - "Impacts of the Covid pandemic on the assessment of damages in international arbitration" (moderated by Thierry Sénéchal)

Panel 4 - "Political and economic sanctions and the assessment of damages in international arbitration" (moderated by James Searby)

Q&A: This program will include optional audience participation in a Q&A with panelists.

Registration

To register for this conference, click here

Previous Conferences

Ninth Annual Damages in International Arbitration Conference

December 7 and December, 9 2021

Virtual Conference (hosted by Juris Conferences on Zoom; recording available for purchase here)

This two-day program included four panels discussing current and emerging topics relating to damages in international arbitration.

Those who purchase access to recordings of this conference receive one year of online access to the full archives of the Journal of Damages in International Arbitration ("JDIA").  This includes six full volumes of JDIA, a journal focused on the complex issues that arise in assessing damages and compensation in the context of international arbitration.

Catherine Amirfar, Co-Chair of Debevoise & Plimpton’s International Dispute Resolution Group, Co-Chair of the Public International Law Group, President of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and Co-Chair of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages, delivered the conference's Keynote Address. 

Keynote Address: "Quantum Leap: promoting rigor in international arbitration with the new ICCA-ASIL damages app"

Panel I: "The future of PPP contracts in Latin America: beyond pandemics and broken economic equilibrium"

Co-Moderators:
Tiago Duarte Silva  - Charles River Associates (Boston)
Lucila "Luli" Hemmingsen  - King & Spalding (New York)

Panel II: "Re-thinking the ‘New Business Rule’ - can or should income-based approaches be used to assess damages for non-operating projects?"

Moderator:
Craig Miles - King & Spalding (Houston)

Panel III: "Impacts of the Covid pandemic on the assessment of damages in international arbitration"

Moderator:
Thierry Sénéchal - Finance for Impact

Panel IV: "Political and economic sanctions and the assessment of damages in international arbitration"

Moderator:
James Searby - Sapere Research Group (Washington, DC)

To learn more or purchase the recording of this conference, click here.

The College of Commercial Arbitrators Presents: Using the Pre-Hearing Conference to Win Your Commercial Arbitration

October 1, 2021

Virtual Conference (hosted by JURIS Conferences on Zoom; recording available here)

This 90-minute panel discussion was the first installment in an ongoing series. Key topics include:
-How to prepare for your pre-hearing conference
-Setting the stage for your claims and defenses
-Disclosure and depositions
-Confidentiality
-How many hearing days do you really need?

Faculty:

Eugene I. Farber, a former President of the CCA, is a Partner at Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari in White Plains, New York. Eugene has over 40 years’ experience as civil trial lawyer and advocate, negotiator, arbitrator, and mediator.  

L. Tyrone Holt is the Managing Principal of THE HOLT GROUP LLC and founder and Principal of WESTERN NEUTRAL SERVICES LLC in Denver, Colorado. Ty has over forty years of experience as a commercial and construction transaction lawyer and trial attorney. He also has thirty years of experience as a commercial and construction mediator and arbitrator. 

Laura A. Kaster is an independent arbitrator and mediator. She is Co-Editor of the CCA Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration. Laura brings to her work over 30 years of experience with arbitration, mediation, and settlement negotiation in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes. 

Register here to view the recording of this webinar complimentary.

Seventeenth Annual Leading Arbitrators’ Symposium

Lessons from our Virtual Year: Will Changes Caused by the Pandemic Endure?

March 29, 2021

Virtual Conference (hosted by JURIS Conferences on Zoom; recording available for purchase here)

Since 2005, the Leading Arbitrators’ Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration is an annual highlight of Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot week in Vienna. This installment of the long-running conference featured a discussion about changes to the practice of international arbitration brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

In the past years, international arbitration has moved online, requiring counsel and arbitrators to master new methods of conducting procedural conferences, oral arguments, evidentiary hearings, and deliberations.  This session considered whether these changes should and will endure as the effects of the pandemic abate and travel resumes.  Panelists discussed regional, cultural, and enforcement concerns, including uncertainty in some parts of the world regarding the enforceability of awards rendered after virtual hearings held despite party objection.

This Zoom conference, chaired by Grant Hanessian (Hanessian ADR, LLC, New York), featured a discussion among Benno Kimmelman (Sidley, NY), Janet Walker (Independent Arbitrator; Toronto Arbitration Chambers, Int-Arb Arbitrators, and Sydney Arbitration Chambers), Ina Popova (Debevoise & Plimpton, New York), Nathalie Voser (rothorn legal, Zurich), Todd Wetmore (Three Crowns, Paris) and Eduardo Zuleta (Zuleta Legal, Bogota).

To learn more or purchase access to the recording of the conference, click here.

Fourth Annual Enforcement of Arbitration Awards Conference

Ethics in International Arbitration Award Enforcement

April 13, 2021

Virtual Conference (hosted by Juris Conferences on Zoom; recording available for purchase here)

The last decade has seen an increasing use of the United States as place for the enforcement of large international arbitration awards. In that time, numerous U.S. judgments – many totaling well over $1 billion – have arisen from the recognition of arbitral awards by foreign arbitral tribunals. Today, numerous very large award enforcement petitions are pending in U.S. courts. Many of these involve arbitral awards against private corporations, while many others involve arbitral awards rendered against governments or state-owned entities.

The growth in award enforcement litigation in U.S. courts raises myriad interesting legal issues. One such issue, often overlooked, is the ethical and professional responsibilities of U.S. counsel involved in such matters. The award creditor’s legal team is typically required to search for and pursue assets of the losing party. The award debtor’s legal team often is seeking either to deny recognition to the foreign award (e.g., on the basis it is being challenged in foreign set-aside proceedings) or to prevent the award creditor from attaching assets. Each of these positions potentially raises unique and potentially ethical issues for the lawyers involved.

Moderated by Lawrence W. Newman (Baker & McKenzie) and Timothy G. Nelson (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP).

To learn more or purchase the recording of this conference, click here.

Fifteenth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Debate & Discussion

Focus on Substance v. Dispute Resolution Forum: 
What is the best way to go about the ISDS Reform Process?

May 25, 2021

Virtual Conference (hosted by JURIS Conferences on Zoom; recording available for purchase here)

JURIS Conference’s Fifteenth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration conference, held as a live webinar series, tackled four questions in the field of international investment law and arbitration:

  • The ICSID/UNCITRAL draft code of conduct for arbitrators: Voluntary or mandatory?

  • Yes or no: The global SARS-COVID-19 pandemic should have no impact on the valuation of expropriations that occurred before 2020?

  • Better or worse: Comparing the new model BITs of India, Colombia, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands with their respective predecessors or older treaties?

  • Focus on substance v. Dispute Resolution Forum: What is the best way to go about the ISDS Reform Process?

Co-chaired by Kabir Duggal (Arnold & Porter, New York), Rekha Rangachari (Executive Director of the New York International Arbitration Center ), and Todd Weiler (leading Independent Arbitrator and expert on international investment law and arbitration), the conference hosted nearly 30 leading experts and practitioners over four sessions.  Moderators discussed the questions above with panelists and authors, whose papers with opposing views formed the basis of highly spirited and informative debates on cutting-edge themes in investment arbitration. 

To learn more or purchase access to the recording of the conference, click here.

Fourteenth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Debate & Discussion

“Evidence of Systemic Reform; True or False?”

A four-session conference hosted on May 26, June 2, June 9, and June 16, 2020

Virtual Conference (hosted by JURIS Conferences on Zoom; recording available for purchase here)

The 14th Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference tackled four questions of systemic reform currently under consideration in various fora.  Following a true or false format, authors and panelists considered a range of subjects, including, for example, whether the revised investment chapter in the new NAFTA represents a paradigmatic shift for the U.S. government to proposed prescriptions on double-hatting and security-for-costs orders. This conference was co-chaired by Todd Weiler (Independent Arbitrator) and Kabir Duggal (Arnold & Porter, NYC).

Session Themes:

Session I – True or False: The USMCA Chapter on Investment Represents the New State-of-the-Art in Investment Protection Treaties. 

Session II – True or False: The Time has Come to Outlaw Double-Hatting? 

Session III – True or False: Thanks to Reforms Proposed Under the Auspices of the ICSID and UNCITRAL, Investor-State Dispute Settlement is Finally Headed in the Right Direction? 

Session IV – True or False: Security for Costs Should be Mandated for Investor-State Arbitration?

Keynote Address – The Difference Between Evolution and Revolution in Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement Mechanisms: Of Chaos, Crossroads, and the ‘R’ Factor (Keynote given by Lucinda Low of Steptoe with an introduction by Frédéric Sourgens of Washburn University School of Law)

To learn more about this conference, purchase access to recordings, and see a full list of panelists, click here.

Sixteenth Annual Leading Arbitrators' Symposium

Accelerating Change: Will International Arbitrations Be Different When the Pandemic is Over?

May-June 2020

Virtual Conference (hosted by JURIS Conferences on Zoom; recording available for purchase here)

The Leading Arbitrators Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration, an annual highlight of the International Arbitration calendar since 2005, "went digital.” On May 20, 2020, we began a monthly series of 90-minute conversations with the world's leading arbitrators. This conference was chaired by Grant Hanessian (Hanessian ADR, New York).

Session I: The Increased Focus on Virtual Hearings.

Audio and videoconferencing have been available to arbitrators and counsel in international arbitrations for many years. However, current restrictions on travel and physical gatherings have pushed arbitrators and counsel to confront the possibility of conducting evidentiary hearings entirely by such means.  The first session of the Leading Arbitrators' Symposium considered one of the principal issues confronting the international arbitration community as a result of Covid-19: the increased focus on virtual hearings.  

Session II: Accelerating Change; Will International Arbitrations be Different When the Pandemic is Over?

Session II of the Leading Arbitrators' Symposium considered whether the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting experiences with videoconference hearings will affect the way international arbitrations are conducted in the future.  It addressed the pandemic’s impact on the conduct of conferences, hearings, and deliberations, as well as on the cost and efficiency of international arbitrations.  It also covered regional, cultural, and enforcement considerations.

To learn more about this conference, purchase access to recordings, and see a full list of panelists, click here.

Juris Conferences Non-ADR/Arbitration Conferences: Juris Conferences also hosts conferences that center on areas other than ADR/international arbitration.

Fordham Competition Law Institute’s Virtual Conference Series

The Future of Competition Policy in China

Virtual Conference (Hosted on Zoom; recording available)
Sustaining Sponsor: The Brattle Group

June 25, 2021 

A 90-minute panel moderated by James Keyte (Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute; Director of Global Development, The Brattle Group) that addressed and debated the current state of global antitrust and what lies ahead in the near and distant futures. 

Topics covered:

  • Areas of divergence/convergence among U.S./EU and other world jurisdictions.

  • Specific developments (caselaw and regulation) addressing the digital economy, including nascent acquisitions, emerging theories of dominance/abuse.

  • The interplay among antitrust/competition law, big data, consumer protection, and privacy.

  • And much more.

Register here to view the recording of this webinar (complimentary access). 

The Future of Antitrust: A Global Perspective

Virtual Conference (Hosted on Zoom; recording available)
December 10, 2020 

This conference recording is available on a complimentary basis. To view the recording, register here.

This 90-minute panel moderated by James Keyte (Director of Global Development, Brattle) discussed the current state of global antitrust and what lies ahead in the near and distant futures.

Key topics discussed:

  • Areas of divergence/convergence among U.S./EU and rest of world jurisdictions

  • Specific developments (case law and regulation) addressing the digital economy, including nascent acquisitions, emerging theories of dominance/abuse

  • The interplay among antitrust, Big Data, consumer protection and privacy

  • And much more. 

James Keyte is the Director of Global Development at Brattle. Mr. Keyte plays a lead role in growing Brattle’s worldwide competition practice and defining a new level of quality for economic consulting. Mr. Keyte is directly engaged in project oversight across all of Brattle’s competition and antitrust engagements both in the US and globally. Mr. Keyte is also the Director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute (FCLI), which he will continue to lead, and has published more than 50 articles related to antitrust across a wide range of topics, including on the subject of expert testimony. He is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, a former editor of Antitrust Law Journal, and currently serves as editor of Antitrust Magazine.

Panelists:

  • Olivier Guersent (Director, General of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition)
  • William E. Kovacic (Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy at George Washington University Law School and Director of its Competition Law Center)
  • Eleanor M. Fox (Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law)
  • Barry Hawk (former Director of the Fordham Competition (formally Corporate) Law Institute and former Partner with Skadden Arps (New York and Brussels))

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