Article 16 Apr. 2024

Summaries of the Two Curtis-led Panels Organized As Part of Paris Arbitration Week 2024 Now Available on Kluwer Arbitration Blog

Curtis partners Simon Batifort and Marie-Claire Argac, along with counsel Loujaine Kahaleh, associate Cyprien Mathié, and legal intern Chloé Heydarian, have published summaries of the takeaways from the two Curtis-led panels held during Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) 2024 on Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

The first webinar entitled “Affaires d’Etats Vol. 3 – Amplifying the Voices of Developing States in ISDS Reform” featured David Bigge, Chief of Investment Arbitration of the U.S Department of State, Margie-Lys Jaime R., Legal Adviser of Office of Investment Arbitration, Ministry of Economy and Finance at the Republic of Panama, Ladan Mehranvar, Senior Legal Researcher at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), Curtis partner Marie-Claire Argac, and was moderated by Curtis partner Simon Batifort. The speakers discussed the challenges and various means of amplifying the voices of developing states at multilateral, unilateral, bilateral and regional levels, amidst escalating criticism of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS).

To read the full summary of the panel on Amplifying the Voices of Developing States in ISDS reform, please click here.

The second webinar, entitled “Swords and Shields—Navigating Current Trends in Enforcing Arbitral Awards”, featured Curtis partners Sebastiano Nessi and Juan Perla, Curtis counsel Loujaine Kahaleh, and was moderated by Curtis partner Geoffroy Lyonnet. The speakers discussed recent trends in the enforcement of arbitral awards including the enforcement of Intra-EU awards in and outside of the EU, French courts’ approach towards awards tainted by fraud or corruption and the U.S. perspective on the enforcement of annulled awards.

To read the full summary of the panel on current trends in arbitral awards, please click here.

The video recordings of the two sessions are available here and here.

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