JURIS Conferences

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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

The Arbitration Law Full Subscription Unlocks Complimentary Access to Juris Conferences

The Arbitration Law Full Subscription includes complimentary access to all Juris Conferences online events (live attendance and recordings).

Arbitration Law hosts over 13,500 documents, including nearly 250 proprietary treatises, practice manuals, and monographs, and 11 outstanding ADR journals. To learn more about the Arbitration Law Full Subscription, click here

If you are a subscriber and you would like to register for a conference or view a recording of a past conference, please contact marketing@jurispub.com

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

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UPCOMING Conferences

The College of Commercial Arbitrators Presents: Don’t Just Go Through the Motions – How to Increase Your Chances of Obtaining Relief Through Motions in Arbitration

Session III – Wednesday, 14 September 2022
1:00 PM Eastern Time / 10:00 AM Pacific Time (1 hour)

Hosted on ZOOM by JURIS Conferences

This one-hour panel discussion will be the third installment in our ongoing series of webinars based upon the CCA Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration – Fourth Edition. Attendees will receive complimentary access to Chapter Seven: Motions



Click here to register complimentary on Zoom.

NYS CLE credit (transitional and non-transitional) in the area of Professional Practice (1 hour) and a general certificate of attendance will be provided upon request for all other jurisdictions.

Key Topics

  • The arbitration clause does not cover the claim against my client. How should I object to the arbitrator’s jurisdiction?
  • The arbitration pleading does not state a legally cognizable claim against my client. Can I move to dismiss it?
  • The opposing party has not produced the documents I need. How should I raise discovery disputes with the arbitrator?
  • If the case were in court, I would move for summary judgment following fact discovery. Can I do that in arbitration?
  • Opposing counsel has a conflict of interest.  Can I ask the arbitrator to disqualify my adversary?
  • The opposing party failed to obey the arbitrator’s discovery order. Will the arbitrator entertain my motion for sanctions?

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


Hiro N. Aragaki -  C.Arb. Dual-qualified (U.S. and U.K.) international arbitrator and mediator at JAMS.

Deborah A. Coleman - Experienced arbitrator and mediator focused on complex business cases and technology and intellectual property disputes.

William H. Crosby, Jr. - SVP and Associate General Counsel, Interpublic Group.

Richard H. Silberberg – Past President, CCA. Co-Chair, Dorsey & Whitney LLP International Arbitration & Litigation Group. 

Read full faculty bios on www.jurisconferences.com.

Sixteenth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Debate & Discussion

Friday, 14 October 2022
Hosted at Crowell & Moring LLP

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

This four-panel program will feature leading arbitration practitioners and scholars who will tackle important questions of international investment law and arbitration.

We hope you will join us for our first return to in-person events. Health safety is the number one priority of JURIS and our partners, please read the visitor policy and protocols before completing an in-person registration here


Each panel will feature two authors whose writings have taken opposing views on the topic question. After the authors present their positions, the panel of speakers will engage in a moderated discussion of the topic question and the writings of the authors. Please see the program and faculty information below.

Conference Co-Chairs

Todd Weiler  Independent Arbitrator & IIDS Expert (London, Ontario)

Kabir Duggal – Arnold & Porter (New York)

Panel 1 – The Only Valid Basis for Treaty Claims Involving Judicial Action or Inaction is the CIL Theory of Denial of Justice; True or False?

Moderator: Nicole Silver – Validity Finance (Washington, DC)

True: Cesar Riviere – Skadden (New York)
False: Myriam Seers – Savoie Laporte (Toronto)

Mike Fernandez 
– Rivero Mestre (New York)
Camilla Gambarini – Withers Worldwide (London)
James Hosking – Chaffetz Lindsey (New York)
Dana McGrath – Independent Arbitrator

Panel 2 – Yes or No: The UNCITRAL WGIII  Proposal on Limit on Multiple Roles is a Good Idea?

Moderator: Kathleen Claussen – Georgetown University Law Center

No: Laura Zieslinski – Holland & Knight (Mexico City)
Yes: Yusuf Kumtepe – Kabine Law Office (Istanbul)

Marinn Carlson 
– Sidley (Washington, DC)
Kiran Gore – George Washington University Law School
Miriam Harwood – Squire Patton Boggs (New York)
Amanda Lee – Independent Arbitrator

Panel 3 – The State Enterprise as Investor: A Special Threat Requiring Special Rules or Not?

Moderator: Ted Baldwin – Steptoe (Washington, DC)

Special Threat: David Blackman – Chaffetz Lindsey (New York)
Not a Special Threat: Jack Busby – Allen & Overy (London)

Meriam Al Rashid 
– Eversheds Sutherland (New York and London)
Charles Kotuby – University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Mahnaz Malik – Twenty Essex (London)
Kristen Teo – Dechert (Washington, DC)

Panel 4 – The US will maintain its current BIT policy.  It will not change even if the US loses the pending NAFTA cases; True or False?

Timothy G. Nelson
 – Skadden (New York)

True: Laura Zimmerman – Baker & McKenzie (New York)
False: Zeïneb Bouraoui – Cleary Gottlieb (Paris)

Andrew Behrman
 – Baker Botts (New York)
Ian Laird – Crowell & Moring (Washington, DC)
Floriane Lavaud – Debevoise & Plimpton (New York)
Charline Yim – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (New York)


Register for the in-person event at the Washington, DC office of Crowell & Moring – Register at a discounted rate for our first return to in-person events. Registration fee includes live attendance, written course materials, a copy of the Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law – Volume 16 when published, refreshments at breaks, luncheon, and a drinks reception following the program. The fee does not include accommodations. 

Continuing Legal Education: 7 hours of NYS CLE credit (transitional and non-transitional) in the area of Professional Practice and a general certificate of attendance will be provided upon request.

Virtual Attendance

Join the event virtually with an online subscription to JURIS’s digital library – If you’ve decided not to attend the in-person conference but don’t want to miss the program, JURIS offers live virtual attendance and recording access as a bonus of our online database subscriptions. Purchase of a one-year online subscription to our Investment Treaty Arbitration Library includes live virtual attendance to the conference for you and any members of your organization. For an impressive value, this online library includes access to all volumes of the Investment Arbitration and International Law series, additional publications from JURIS on investment arbitration (24 publications and growing), as well as recordings of the 14th and 15th Investment Treaty Arbitration webinars. The Investment Treaty Arbitration series is a collection of 15 (soon-to-be 16) volumes.  The ITA books compile the papers and proceedings of JURIS Conferences’ annual conference on investment treaty arbitration, moderated by Todd J. Weiler alongside some of the most notable investment law practitioners (Ian A. Laird, Kabir Duggal, Rekha Rangachari, Borzu Sabahi, Frédéric G. Sourgens, and many others). 

Subscribers to the full JURIS Arbitration Law database can also attend the conference virtually as a perk of their subscription. 

If you or your organization are a current subscriber or have purchased a subscription and wish to register for the virtual conference, please contact us at marketing@jurispub.com

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"

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?"

Craig Miles - King & Spalding (Houston)

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

Thierry Sénéchal - Finance for Impact

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

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
-How many hearing days do you really need?


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.


  • 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))

For more information about Juris Conferences, visit the Juris Conferences website or contact conferences@jurispub.com