International Arbitration Conference Hosted by Georgetown Law and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

October 1, 2013 —


 Conference on Privately Financed Infrastructure Projects: Managing and Resolving Disputes Involving Commercial and State Actors 


 Friday, October 4, 2013


Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mark A. Cymrot, Fellow and Chair, Washington, D.C. Chapter of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
James V. Feinerman, Associate Dean for Transnational Programs, Georgetown Law

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Panel – Privately Financed Infrastructure Projects: The Role of the Private and Public Sectors
Philip W. Engle, Fellow and Chair, North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Hans Peter Manz, Ambassador of Austria to the United States
Salvador Behar, Legal Counsel for International Trade, Embassy of Mexico to the United States

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Panel - Dispute Prevention, Management, and Resolution in Projects Financed by Multilateral Institutions
Raul Herrera, Arnold & Porter (Moderator)
Patricia Sulser, Chief Counsel, International Finance Corporation
Tom Mahaffey, Multilateral Investment Guaranty Agency, The World Bank
Roberto Echandi, World Bank Group

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panel – State Contracts and Investment Arbitration
Mark A. Cymrot, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and BakerHostetler (Moderator)
Eduardo Ferrero Costa, Estudio Echecopar, Former Minister of Foreign Relations of Peru
Judd L. Kessler, Porter Wright
Paul Stothard, SJ Berwin

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Address
Anthony Abrahams, Director General of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Panel – The “Contrat Administratif,” Non-Arbitrability and Other Issues Related to State Contracts and Commercial Arbitration
Don Wallace Jr., Chair of International Law Institute and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law (Moderator)
Carmen Nuñez Lagos, Hogan Lovells
Bernd Ehle, Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Dante Figueroa, Wöss & Partners

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Panel – The But-For Premise to Determine Loss, Causation, Measure of Damages, Quantum, and Interest in Investment and Commercial Arbitration
Oscar Arrus, Rubio Leguia Normand (Moderator)
Herfried Wöss, International Arbitrator, Wöss & Partners
Pablo T. Spiller, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Mark A. Kantor, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

5:15 p.m.
Comments and Conclusions
Michael D. Nolan, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

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