Event 16 Mar. 2022

Curtis Hosts International Arbitration Events at Paris Arbitration Week 2022

Curtis invites you to join us for two Zoom webinars taking place on March 28 and March 30 as part of Paris Arbitration Week 2022.

“Affaires d’États: Practical Considerations When Defending States in International Arbitration,” will take place on March 28 at 3:00pm CET (9:00am EDT).

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The program will explore 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. The session will feature Curtis partners and experienced current and former government officials:

Introductory remarks:
• Geoffroy Lyonnet, Paris Managing Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Speakers:
• Marie-Claire Argac, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
• 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

Moderator:
• Simon Batifort, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

The Intra-EU/Achmea Jurisdictional Objection: from the Point of View of States and the European Commission,” will take place on March 30 at 2:00pm CET (8:00am EDT)

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Since the Court of Justice of the European Union rendered the Achmea judgment in March 2018, arbitral tribunals have nevertheless continued to find that they have jurisdiction over intra-EU investment disputes under BITs and the ECT. This webinar will discuss the intra-EU objection from the point of view of States and the European Commission. The session will feature Curtis partners, an official from the Legal Service of the European Commission, and an experienced international arbitration practitioner:

Introductory remarks:
• Geoffroy Lyonnet, Paris Managing Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Speakers:
• Peter M. Wolrich, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
• Tim Maxian Rusche, Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission
• Ben Steinbrück, Partner, Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and adjunct lecturer at the University of Trier (Germany)

Moderator:
• Lisa Arpin-Pont, Counsel, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

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