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September 12, 2011
Miriam Harwood, Partner (New York), to Speak at ABA Section of International Law Conference in Moscow, Russia


Miriam Harwood will speak at the ABA Section of International Law's 3rd annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Disputes in Moscow, Russia on September 12, 2011. She will be a part of the panel "State and State Entities as Parties to Arbitration," which will be moderated by Ilya Nikiforov of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (St. Petersburg, Russia) and will include Michael McIlwrath of General Electric Oil & Gas (Florence, Italy), Eduardo Silva Romero of Dechert LLP (Paris, France) and John Savage of King & Spalding LLP (Singapore). The panel will address some of the major issues, including immunity and vicarious liability of states for economic activities of state entities, the conduct of arbitration proceedings involving such parties, determining the identity ofstates and state entities, binding a government through an arbitration clause signed by a public institution or state-owned corporation, and other such matters.

Anna Kozmenko, Associate (New York), is serving on the steering committee for the conference. 

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