Foley Hoag Partner Mélida Hodgson to Participate at Asia Pacific ADR Conference

November 7, 2017

Foley Hoag LLP partner Mélida Hodgson will be a featured speaker at the 6th Asia Pacific ADR Conference in Seoul, Korea on November 9, 2017. The event will highlight various important aspects of international arbitration, with an overview of innovations made by International Arbitral Institutions.

Hodgson will participate on a panel titled “Momentum on Procedural Reforms: The Way Forward.” Her presentation will examine the origins of the crisis of legitimacy in investment arbitration, review multilateral, regional and bilateral initiatives to address that crisis, and offer a perspective on how to move forward from a state's perspective.

Hodgson is a member of Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration Department. She focuses her practice on investor-State and commercial arbitrations, as well as counseling governments and state-owned entities with respect to international investment protection obligations, World Trade Organization dispute resolution and international trade policy issues.

The Asia Pacific ADR Conference is jointly hosted by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific(UNCITRAL-RCAP), the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea(MOJ), The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) and the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre (Seoul IDRC).

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