Seminar and debate on the legal, economic, diplomatic and policy implications of the recent expropriation of Repsol in Argentina and Argentina’s refusal to honour awards to foreign investors by arbitral tribunals
Miguel Klingenberg (Deputy Secretary General of Repsol S.A.)
Pablo Fernández (IESE Business School)
Carlos López Jall (Director International Organizations and European Affairs Repsol S.A.)
Jan Kleinheisterkamp (LSE)
Monday, 4 March 2013, 6:30-8:30 pm, NAB 1.04
Registration by email: Law.TL.Project@lse.ac.uk (subject line: “Register 4 March Repsol”)
Mahnaz Malik (12 Gray’s Inn Chambers)
Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 7:00-8:30 pm, NAB 1.14
4th LSE Arbitration
Sundaresh Menon (Chief Justice of Singapore) and Jan Paulsson (LSE)
Thursday, 9 May 2013, 6:30-8:00 pm, Old Theatre
Registration by email: Law.TL.Project@lse.ac.uk (subject line: “Register 9 May LSE Debate”)
Sonia Elise Rolland (Northeastern)
Tuesday 20 November 2012, 12:30-2:00 pm, room NAB 2.14
Federico Ortino (King’s College)
Thursday 15 November 2012, 12:30-2:00 pm, room STC.S75
Michael Waibel (Cambridge)
Thursday 1 November 2012, 12:30-2:00 pm, room STC.S75
Pierre Mayer (Paris I ) and Jan Paulsson (LSE)
Moderator: V.V. Veeder (Essex Court Chambers)
This 3rd LSE Arbitration Debate will focus on the question whether international arbitrators can consider some otherwise applicable laws to be unlawful , as argued by Paulsson in his 2009 Lalive lecture and challenged by Mayer in an article in the Revue de l'arbitrage.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 6:30-8:30pm, New Theatre
download the PDF flyer | available here as a podcast
‘Conservation and the Military: In Times of Peace, and In Times of War’
Alexander Gillespie (Waikato University, New Zealand)
Monday, 21 May 2012, 4:00–5:30pm, NAB Thai Theatre
'Collective Redress in the United States in the Wake of AT&T Mobility, Stolt-Nielsen and Dukes'
Professor S.I. Strong (University of Missouri / HIIL-NIAS)
Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 6:30-8:00pm, room NAB 1.09
'Investment Arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty'
Graham Coop (former General Counsel of the ECT Secretariat)
24 April 2012, 6:30-8:00pm, NAB 1.07
‘Already Transnational Private Law?’
Robert Wai (Osgoode Hall Law School)
29 February 2012, 6:30-8:00pm, room NAB 1.09
'International Financial Standards and the Explanatory Force of the
Cally Jordan (University of Melbourne)
6 December 2011, 7:00-8:00pm, NAB 1.15
'Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration'
Guy Pendell (CMS Cameron McKenna) and Phillip Ashley (CMS Cameron McKenna)
22 November, 7:00-8:30 pm, room NAB LG.03
'Private Power and Transnational Law’
Robert Wai (Osgood Hall Law School)
10 November 2011, 1:00-2:00 pm, S75
'Bearing in Mind the Role of the Seat of Arbitration'
George Burn (Salans)
25 October 2011, 7:00-8:30pm, room NAB 1.15
Conference on Private Norms and Public Interests in
Transnational Economic Law
1st Conference of the Transnational Law Project
17 June 2011, 9am - 6pm (NAB LG.01)
Transnational law evolves in a field of tension between local and globalised concerns and on the fault line of public and private law, thus blurring traditional distinctions between horizontal and vertical relationships and defying acquired understandings of regulation. As a result, there is a need for reflection on the calibration of public interests in these predominantly private processes and on the reconciliation of the needs both of a globalised economy and local societies. This conference aims to address these issues by way of a series of case studies, both from the view of theory and practice.
‘Rethinking Investment Treaty Law – A Policy Perspective’
This colloquium unites government officials from Australia (recently announced discontinuing the use of arbitration in investment treaties), Ecuador (recently abandoned ICSID and started terminating its BITs), South Africa (recently requested the renegotiation of most of its BITs in the light of its black economic empowerment programme), Norway (whose BIT review 2008-2009 was particularly heated), and the U.S. (currently reviewing its model BIT, which was substantively modified in 2004 after the first NAFTA claims) to share and debate their national experiences, discussions and policy choices.
23 May 2011, 6pm – 8:30pm (New Theatre)
flyer | available here as a podcast
‘Arbitration and Financial Markets Dispute’
2nd LSE Arbitration Debate with Jeffrey Golden (LSE) and Jan Paulsson (LSE)
The 2nd LSE Arbitration Debate, which is jointly organised with the Law & Financial Markets Project, brings together Jeffrey Golden, the main author of the ISDA Master Agreements and the driving force behind efforts to set up an International Financial Court, and Jan Paulsson, who will take on Jeffrey’s question marks about the suitability of the general use of arbitration for financial market disputes.
16 May 2011, 7pm – 8:30pm (New Theatre)
CPD accredited. Registration by email: Law.TL.Project@lse.ac.uk (Subject line: “Register 16 May”) [see flyer] [video available] [audio available]
'Investment Arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty'
Specialist seminar with Graham Coop (ECT Secretariat) and Laurent Gouiffès (Lovells)
23 March 2011, 6pm-8pm (NAB 2.13)
'Problems with Investment Treaties II - How to get out of the Treaty?'
Specialist Seminar with Mahnaz Malik (IISD)
17 March 2011, 1pm - 3pm (NAB 2.04)
‘International Contracts and Changes Circumstances in Brazil and England’
Specialist Seminar with Paulo Nasser (LSE LLM cand), Ricardo Lewandowski (Clyde & Co LLP) and Mark Deem (Addleshaw Goddard LLP)
16 March 2011, 12pm-1:30pm, (NAB LG.03)
'Problems with Investment Treaties I - Do countries know what they sign up to?'
Specialist Seminar with Mahnaz Malik (IISD)
14 March 2011, 7pm-9pm (NAB 2.06)
'LCIA Arbitration Proceedings'
Specialist Seminar with Rémy Gerbay (LCIA) and Edward Poulton (Baker & McKenzie)
9 March 2011, 6pm-8pm (NAB 1.15)
'Arbitration and Profit'
Specialist Seminar with Professor Peter B. Rutledge (University of Georgia Law School)
8 February 2011, 6pm-8pm (NAB LG.01)
'Unilaterally Appointed Arbitrators - A Good Idea?'
Debate between Alexis Mourre (Castaldi Mourre Paris) and Professor Jan Paulsson (LSE)
24 November 2010, 7.15pm-9pm (New Theatre, East Building)
'Investment Treaty Law after Lisbon'
Joined Workshop of the Transnational Law Project and International Trade Policy Unit (IR). Dr. Steve Woolcock (LSE) and Dr. Jan Kleinheisterkamp (LSE) will be presenting a study for the European Parliament on the Commission’s communication and draft regulation relating to the future of investment treaty law in Europe, followed by comments by Ms. Marta Busz (EU Commission DG Trade), Mr. Simon Clodes (UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills), and Mr. Luis González García (Matrix Chambers).
10 November 2010, 6pm-8.30pm (NAB 1.04)
>> the study can be previewed here
'Illegality and Contract Enforcement - From Reggazoni to
Soleimany: All Wrong?'
Specialist Seminar with Graham Dunning QC (Essex Court Chambers) and Professor Jan Paulsson (LSE), moderated by Professor Trevor Hartley (LSE)
13 October 2010, 6pm-8pm (NAB 2.04)
'The Idea of Arbitration - An Introduction'
Specialist Seminar with Professor Jan Paulsson (LSE)
6 October 2010, 6pm-8pm (NAB 2.04)
'Paradigms, Methods and
Analogies in Investment Treaty Law'
Closed academic-practitioner workshop organised by Anthea Roberts and Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp and moderated by LSE Centennial Professor Jan Paulsson, with, among others, Hon. Judge Charles Brower (20 Essex Street), Yas Banifatemi (Shearman & Sterling Paris), Zac Douglas (Matrix Chambers), Luis Gonzales Garcia (Matrix Chambers), Professor Campbell McLachlan (Essex Court Chambers), Barton Legum (Salans Paris), Dr Kate Parlett (Freshfields), Professor Gus van Harten (Osgoode Hall Law School), Professor Santiago Montt (University of Chile), Kyla Tienhaara (Australian National University), Stephan Schill (Max Planck Institute Heidelberg), Professor David Schneiderman (University of Toronto), Michael Waibel (Cambridge), and Jason Yakee (University of Wisconsin) [click here for news item]
1 September 2010, 9am-18pm (NAB 1.04)
'Investment Protection under the Energy
Specialist Seminar with Graham Coop (ECT Secretariat) and Laurent Gouiffès (Lovells)
5 May 2010, 6.00pm-8.00pm (NAB 1.04)
Specialist Seminar with Constantine Partasides (Freshfields)
17 February 2010, 6.00pm-8.00pm (NAB Alumni Theatre)
'Evidence and Experts
in International Arbitration'
Specialist Seminar with Martin Hunter (Essex Court Chambers)
3 February 2010, 6.00pm-8.00pm (NAB Alumni Theatre)
'Why do developing countries sign BITs? - The case of Pakistan'
Specialist Seminar with Shamila Mahmood (Government of Pakistan) and Lauge Poulsen (LSE PhD)
20 January 2010, 6.00pm-8.00pm (NAB Alumni Theatre)
‘Effective Use of
Discovery in International Arbitration’
Specialist Seminar with George Burn (Salans) & Annet van Hooft (Jones Day)
9 December 2009, 6.00pm-8.00pm (NAB Alumni Theatre)
Role of Arbitration in the Emergence of Transnational Law - Arbitration's Fluid
Law Department Public Lecture by Professor Jan Paulsson (LSE Centenial Professor)
24 November 2009, 6.00pm-8.00pm (Hong Kong Theatre) [video available] [paper available here]
of the ICC International Court of Arbitration’
Specialist Seminar with Dr Stuart Dutson (Eversheds) & Victoria Orlowski (ICC Secretariat)
11 November, 6.00pm-8.00pm (NAB Alumni Theatre)
Proceedings in International Dispute Resolution’
Specialist Seminar with Professor Campbell McLachlan, QC (Victoria University of Wellington, Essex Court Chambers)
28 October 2009, 5.00pm-7.00pm (NAB 2.04)
Practical Aspects of International Arbitration’
Specialist Seminar with Vernon Flynn, QC (Essex Court Chambers)
14 October 2009, 5.00pm-7.00pm (NAB 2.04)
Principles of International Commercial Contracts’
Joined LSE / LCIA Colloquium organised by Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp and chaired by Professor Michael Bridge, with the participation of Professor Jan Paulsson, The Rt Hon Lord Mustill, Professor Ralf Michaels (Duke), Mr Constantine Partasides (Freshfields), Professor Stefan Vogenauer (Oxford), Ms Hilary Heilbron QC, Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp (LSE), Mr Audley Sheppard (Clifford Chance), Professor Peter Huber (Mainz), Mr Kenneth Rokison QC, Professor Pascal Pichonnaz (Fribourg) and Mr Toby Landau QC (see here)
26 February 2009, 2.00pm-6.00pm (NAB Alumni Theatre)
Principes relatifs aux contrats du commerce international’
ICC Seminar co-organised by Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp, with the participation of Mr John Beechey (President ICC ICA), Professor François Terré (Paris II), Professor Christian Larroumet (Paris II), Professor Robert Wintgen (Paris X), Professor Ralf Michaels (Duke), Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp (LSE), Professor Stefan Vogenauer (Oxford), Professor Ewan McKendrick (Oxford),Professor Pascal Pichonnaz (Fribourg), Professor Pierre Mayer (Paris I), Professor Catherine Kessedjian (Paris II).
25 February 2009, 2.00pm-6.00pm (ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris)
Video of Recent Events