PANEL 4: Mock Debate - Journal of Damages in International Arbitration, Vol.4, No.1
Originally from Journal of Damages in International Arbitration
MR. ABRIANI: I think we can start.
So, good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to introduce this panel. This panel will take the form of a debate, so we will have three judges and one lawyer on each side and one expert on each side. The theme for this panel is: “This house believes that any divergences between law and finance, reflected in investment arbitration awards, is entirely appropriate.”
So, let’s start by briefly introducing our speakers today. I would start with Professor Hi Taek Shin. He’s a professor of law at Seoul National University School of Law, where he teaches courses on international investment law and dispute resolution. Prior to joining the law faculty, he was a partner at the Korean law firm Kim & Chang. He sits regularly as an arbitrator both in investment treaty arbitrations and international commercial arbitrations. He’s listed on the panel of arbitrators of ICSID, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, ICDR, as well as the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.
Jean Kalicki is a full time independent arbitrator based in New York and Washington, D.C. She specializes in international commercial and investor State disputes. She has conducted arbitrations for more than 25 years across a wide range of industries in addressing issues of public international law and the laws of dozens of different countries. Ms. Kalicki is a member of the board of directors or governing bodies of several institutions, including the AAA, LCIA, ICC, SICANA, and ICCA. She’s a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and she also teaches arbitration and advocacy as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law.
Mark Kantor is a qualified arbitrator and mediator in commercial and investment disputes. He’s a member of the AAA Commercial and International Panels, the LCIA list of arbitrators, the CPR International Panel, and many other organizations. Mr. Kantor was a partner with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, where his principal transactional focus was in the area of domestic and international investment and financing. His recent arbitration and mediation engagements include disputes in the energy, upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas and power, M&A telecommunications, healthcare and pharma, semiconductors, political risk, etcetera.
Miriam Harwood is a partner at Curtis, Mallet Prevost, Colt & Mosle’s New York office. She specializes in international arbitration, including commercial disputes and investment treaty claims and has served as counsel for foreign States, governmental agencies, private entities in a broad array of cases. She has handled arbitrations under the auspices of the major international arbitral organizations including ICSID, the ICC and UNCITRAL.