​ICSID, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the ICC International Court of Arbitration will this year be co-sponsoring the twentieth in their series of joint colloquia on international.

General Information


The World Bank
Lewis Preston Auditorium
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20433

Date: November 14, 2003

Fees: AAA or ICC members: $300.00.  Non-members: $325.00.  Fee includes Colloquium materials, continental breakfast, luncheon and reception.

Registration and Payment: The fee for the Colloquium must be paid by check or money order. No credit cards, please. Checks or money orders accompanying the registration form should be made payable to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and sent to:

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Attn: Sylvie Grégoire
1818 H Street, N.W.
MSN MC6-611
Washington, D.C. 20433

Tel: (202) 473-9365/Fax: (202) 522-2615/2027/E-mail: [email protected]

Cancelations and Substitutions: Cancellations must be made through ICSID at the above address or telephone number by Friday, November 7, 2003, or be subject to a charge of US$100.00. Substitution may be made at any time.

Hotel Reservations: Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements. Participants who also plan to attend the LCIA Symposium to be held in co-operation with ICSID on Saturday, November 15, 2003 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. may wish to note that the LCIA has a number of rooms on hold at the Fairmont Hotel for the nights of November 14 and 15 for US$189.00 per night.


Morning Session
8:30 a.m.
Registration and Coffee
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

Recent Developments at the American Arbitration Association, the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Roberto Dañino
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank

Robert Briner
Chairman, ICC International Court of Arbitration

William K. Slate II
President and Chief Executive Officer, American Arbitration Association

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Instituting Arbitral Proceedings

Luis M. Martinez
Vice President, AAA International Center for Dispute Resolution

Anne-Marie Whitesell
Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Antonio R. Parra
Deputy Secretary-General, ICSID

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Discussion led by

Charles N. Brower
Judge, Iran – U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Coffee Break
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Publication of Proceedings and Awards

Joseph Neuhaus
Sullivan & Cromwell, New York

Robert H. Smit
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York

Meg Kinnear
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Discussion led by

Ulf Franke
Secretary General, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Speaker: V.V. Veeder
Essex Court Chambers, London

Afternoon Session
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Arbitration Involving States: Procedural Issues

Nigel Blackaby
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris

Louis B. Kimmelman
O'Melveny & Myers LLP, New York

Hugo Perezcano Díaz
Dirección General de Consultoría Juridica de Negociaciones, Mexico City

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Discussion led by

Bola A. Ajibola
Former Judge, International Court of Justice, The Hague

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Coffee Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Arbitration Involving States: Applicable Law

Carolyn B. Lamm
White & Case, Washington, D.C.

Gerald Aksen
Arbitrator & ADR Neutral, New York

Barton Legum
U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Discussion led by

Anthony Mason
Former Chief Justice, Australia

5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
6:00 p.m.


Saturday, November 15, 2003
LCIA Symposium in cooperation with ICSID
Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C.

For further information and registration for the Symposium contact Irene Bates at the LCIA office:

Tel.: + 44 (0) 20 7405 8008
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7405 8009
E-mail: [email protected]

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