International Litigation and Arbitration Lawyers to Speak at ASIL Annual Meeting

March 19, 2012

Three lawyers from Foley Hoag LLP’s International Litigation and Arbitration Practice will speak at the American Society of International Law 106th Annual Meeting at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C., on March 28-29.

Partner Paul Reichler, co-chair of the International Litigation and Arbitration Practice, will speak on the “Preparation of Cases before International Courts and Tribunals” panel on March 29 at 3:15 p.m. Panelists will analyze issues through the prism of different legal traditions and will consider whether the composition of a court or tribunal – including nationalities and legal systems represented – will influence the composition of a legal team.

Anna Joubin-Bret, an international litigation and arbitration partner in Foley Hoag’s Paris office, will join the “Sanctions in International Investment Law” panel on March 29 at 3:15 p.m. This panel will examine how an effective sanctions system is key to ensuring compliance with international rules. It also will evaluate how the current system is performing and whether it could be a blueprint for other areas, such as international investment. Anna is the former Senior Legal Adviser at the Division on Investment and Enterprise for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

At the Ninth Annual Institute for Transnational Arbitration-American Society of International Law Conference, held on March 28 in conjunction with the ASIL annual meeting, partner Mark Clodfelter will join a panel on “Arbitration in Times of Crisis,” which will address whether legal responses to political and economic crises, such as Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait and the Argentine Crisis of 2001, have reinforced or damaged the fabric of international law. Panelists will focus on the Use of Arbitral Mechanisms in Times of Crisis: Lessons from the Past and International Arbitration, and the Argentine Cases: An Evaluation of 10 Years of Arbitration.

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