International Arbitration Conference - ILA Canada on May 19th and 20th

Attend the International Law Association Canada Conference for free
OTTAWA, Ontario - May 7, 2021 - PRLog -- The International Law Association - Canada (ILA Canada) 2nd Biennial conference begins in less than two weeks. The theme for this year's conference is International Arbitration. Join us virtually for two half days of talks, insights and educational content by expert arbitrators, professors, former judges and international lawyers.

When: May 19th and 20th
Time: 10:30am - 1:45pm ET

Keynotes: (Start time: 10:30am ET)
Andrea Bjorklund, Professor and the L. Yves Frontier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, McGill University Faculty of Law.
Title of Keynote: "A Time for Trade-offs"' and, The Honourable Barry Leon, Arbitrator and Mediator – Arbitration Place, 33 Bedford Row Chambers (London), Caribbean Arbitrators; former Presiding Judge, BVI Commercial Court, Title of Keynote: "Considerations for the Future of Commercial Arbitration in Canada"

List of Panels and Speakers include:
May 19th
11:15 - 12:30pm
Panel One:  Two speed Investment Arbitration: The interplay of new and older BITs and Investment Chapters in Recent Trade Agreements

Chair: Armand de Mestral - Professor Emeritus; Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration, Expert in International Arbitrational Law, McGill University.

Wolfgang Alshner - Professor International Economic Law, Faculty of Common Law, University of Ottawa

Sylvie Tabet - General Counsel, Trade Law Bureau, Global Affairs Canada

Commentator : Lukas Vanhonnaeker - Post-doctoral fellow McGill University, Faculty of Law, Stagiaire, EU Commission, Brussels

May 20th
10:55 - 12:10pm
Panel One: International Intellectual Property Disputes and Arbitration: Intersections and Issues

Chair:  Michael Erdle - Chartered Mediator and Arbitrator, Practical Resolutions Inc.

The Honourable Faith Hochberg – U.S.D.J (ret.), U.S Federal Court Judge, FCIArb, Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators, Hochberg ADR LLC, "Strategic Considerations in Drafting Arbitration Agreements"

Heike Wollgast - Head, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, "Resolving international intellectual property disputes through WIPO Arbitration"

Christopher Gibson - Professor of Law, Director of ADR Program and Director of the Business Law and Financial Services Concentration, Faculty of Law, Suffolk University, "Exercising Opportunities for Control in Technology Arbitrations"

Mark Kantor – International Arbitrator in Investment and Commercial Disputes, "Patent Rights and Arbitration: Why and Why Not"?

Commentator: Natalia Gulyaeva – FCIArb, Office Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells CIS (Arbitrating Technology IP Disputes)

Registration is free!

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