Event 13 Apr. 2022

Affaires d’États: Practical Considerations When Defending States in International Arbitration

Curtis' International Arbitration group was pleased to welcome over 400 participants to our webinar events held during Paris Arbitration Week. A recording of the first of these events, "Affaires d’États: Practical Considerations When Defending States in International Arbitration," which took place on March 28, 2022, is available to watch below.

The program explores difficulties that arise for States at all stages of the arbitral process, from responding to the request for arbitration to selecting arbitrators, organizing the State’s defense and allocating resources, identifying relevant documentation and witnesses, and securing approval from relevant State authorities.

Click here to watch a recording of the webinar.

Speakers include:

  • Geoffroy Lyonnet, Paris Managing Partner, Curtis (Introductory remarks)
  • Marie-Claire Argac, Partner, Curtis
  • Jaroslav Kudrna, Head of the International Arbitration and Investment Protection Unit, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
  • Claudia Salgado Levy, National Director of International Litigation and Arbitration, Attorney General Office of Ecuador
  • Jeremy Sharpe, Independent Arbitrator, formerly Chief of Investment Arbitration in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State
  • Simon Batifort, Partner, Curtis (Moderator)